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Baler Bay
photograph by Gabriel Villena
Mayon volcano
photograph by GJ Esguerra

Mayon Volcano

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayon_Volcano

Mayon Volcano (Tagalog: Bulkang Mayon, Central Bikol: Bulkan Mayon), also known as Mount Mayon, is an active volcano in the province of Albay, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Renowned as the "perfect cone" because of its almost symmetric conical shape, the mountain was declared a national park and a protected landscape on July 20, 1938, the first in the country. It was reclassified a Natural Park and renamed Mayon Volcano Natural Park in the year 2000.[3]

Local folklore refers to the volcano being named after the legendary heroine Daragang Magayon (English: Beautiful Lady).[4]

Simizu Island
photograph by Loveleen De

El Nido, Palawan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Nido,_Palawan

El Nido (officially the Municipality of El Nido) is a first class municipality[4] and managed resource protected area[5] in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. It is about 420 kilometres (260 mi) southwest of Manila,[6] and about 238 kilometres (148 mi) northeast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s capital.[5] According to CNNGo, it is the Best Beach and Island destination in the Philippines[7][8] for its "extraordinary natural splendor and ecosystem."[9]