Preferred names and spellings of Philippine mountains

For the sake of uniformity in nomenclature, PinoyMountaineer is suggesting the preferred use of the following names/spellings of mountains and outdoor destinations. The criteria for judgment used are as follows: (1) That which is more accurate in terms of etymology such as Manabu for Mataas Na Bundok; (2) That which has wider acceptance in the non-mountaineering community; and (3) That which is more used among mountaineers i.e. community consensus.

Preferred names, November 2008 [First version]

Preferred name Alternatives
BALINGKILAT Pointed Peak
BANAHAW Banahao
BANAHAW DE LUCBAN Lukban de Banahao
BUNTOT PALOS Hidden Falls
DAGULDUL Daguldol
KALISUNGAN Lamot,Calauan,Nagcarlan
KANLAON Canlaon
MACULOT Makulot
MAGDAPIO FALLS Pagsangjan Falls
MALIPUNYO Malarayat, Malepunyo
MANABU PEAK Mt. Manabo; Manabo Peak
MANTALINGAJAN Mantalingahan
NAPULAUAN Napalauwan,Napulauan
PULAG Pulog
ROMELO Famy
TABAYOC Tabeyoc, Tabeyo, Talbayog
TAGAPO Susong Dalaga
TAYTAY FALLS Imelda Falls, Majayjay Falls
TAPULAO High Peak
TIMBAK Singakalsa
UGO Ugu
WHITE PEAK Mt. Pandadagsaan

NAMING AND CHRISTENING OF PLACES/TRAILS
PinoyMountaineer, in choosing the proper names of places throughout the blog, follows the following order of precedence:

FOR MOUNTAINS
(1) That which is universally accepted
(2) That which is previously accepted in the mountaineering community
(3) That which the locals would assign to it
(4) That which describes the mountain (i.e. named after its appearance or biodiversity)
(5) That which localizes the mountain (i.e. named after the barangay or town)
*Eponyms are not recommended for mountains

FOR PEAKS AND CAMPSITES
(1) That which is universally accepted
(2) That which is previously accepted in the mountaineering community
(3) That which the locals would assign to it
(4) That which describes the place (i.e. named after its appearance or biodiversity)
(5) That which the discoverers would assign to the place (eponyms are allowed)
(6) That which, in rare cases, would be assigned in order to distinguish the place from other landforms such as the summit itself

FOR TRAILS
(1) That which is universally accepted
(2) That which is previously accepted in the mountaineering community
(3) That which the locals would assign to it
(4) That which refers to the entry point (i.e. Ambangeg Trail)
(5) That which the discoverers would assign to the place (eponyms are allowed)
(6) That which discovered/documented the trail

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3 Comments on "Preferred names and spellings of Philippine mountains"


Guest
9 years 3 months ago

sir may nag comment sakin noon na ang Mt. Romelo na kilala sa tawag na Famy ay hindi dapat Famy, kasi ang Famy ang name nung lugar, pero actually located yun sa Siniloan Laguna.

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Anonymous
9 years 9 months ago

balingkilat is tatlong tirad?..ang alm q q sir balingkilat is pointed peak while tatlong tirad or 5 peaks is cinco picos?..p confrm nmn sir!..tnx!..

prodigy…….

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>ACE<
9 years 9 months ago

i agree with this, dapat tlga uniform ang names to avoid misunderstandings..