Mt. Panamao

Mt. Panamao, solfataric active volcano located in the island province of Biliran in the Philippines.

Panamao Volcano presumably erupted in 1669, a milestone year in Tacloban history associated with a rain of ashes in this village in eastern Leyte. The ashfall could only have originated from this volcano since Mt. Mayon, the other nearby volcano mentioned in the Alcina manuscript, was not eruptive at that time.

Threshing harvested rice by foot within view of Mt. Panamao. Photo by Jalmz

Threshing harvested rice by foot within view of Mt. Panamao. Photo by Jalmz

The Panamao volcano caused the formation of the island.

The name of Biliran could be associated with the catastrophic eruption of Panamao Volcano.

Now, Panamao is a much-publicized mountaineer’s destination. It looks majestic and serene on clear and sunny days. It is also full of myths and legends that continue to be told among the natives.

Its fiery past can now be told.

Mt. Panamao in Pictures

 

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