Mindanao Sentence Examples
In 1888 he was sent out as captain-general to the Philippines, where he dealt very sternly with the native rebels of the Carolines, of Mindanao and other provinces.
The island of Mindanao is traversed north to south by mountain ranges, which rise in their summits to heights exceeding 4000 ft.
Farther west and south-west is the valley of the Rio Grande Mindanao, the largest river on the island, and between the lower course of this river and the south coast is a mountain range with a north-west and south-east trend.
On the east border of the south portion of the basin of the Rio Grande Mindanao is Mt Apo (10,312 ft.), an extinct volcano and the highest elevation in the archipelago.
Each of the larger islands between Luzon and Mindanao, except Samar and Bohol, is traversed longitudinally by a single mountain range with occasional spurs.Advertisement
The Rio Grande de Mindanao (known in its upper course as the Rio Pulangua) drains to the south and west a larger area in central and southern Mindanao and is second in size.
It and the Agusan, which drains to the northward the mountain valley in east Mindanao, are each over 200 m.
In Mindanao there are lakes Lanao, Liguasan and Buluan in the west-central portion and lakes Mainit, Pinaya, Dagun, Sadocum and Linao in the valley of the Agusan.
They are Arayat, Banajao, San Cristobal, Isarog and Malinao in south Luzon, and Macaturin and Matutum in Mindanao.
Red or brown deer occur in Basilan, Mindanao, Leyte, Samar and the Calamianes Islands.Advertisement
Very large flying-squirrels are found in Palawan and Mindanao.
Albino specimens of this monkey are not uncommon, but the pure white monkeys, not albinos, said to inhabit Mindanao, are mythical.
These genera usually have distinct representative species in Luzon, Samar and Leyte, Mindanao, and in some cases in Basilan also.
The coral beds of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago are of unsurpassed beauty, and Guimaras, Cebu and Siquijor are completely covered with a thick cap of coral limestone.
On the Pacific coast of Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao the rainy season is from November to May, when the winds blow from the east or the north-east.Advertisement
La Laguna, Luzon, was the only province in which more than 50% of the land was included in " farms," and Cebu the only island in which more than 25% of the land was included in farms; in the large island of Mindanao only 1.4%, in Masbate only 1.6%, and in Mindoro only 3.9%.
Many miles of inland water communication with small boats or bamboo rafts are afforded by the Pampanga, Agno, Abra, Pasig and Bicol rivers in Luzon, and by the Agusan and Rio Grande de Mindanao in Mindanao.
More than one-half of them are in Mindanao and they are the principal inhabitants of the small islands of Jolo, Basilan, Siassi and Tawi Tawi south-west of Mindanao.
Then sailing south he touched at Mindanao, from which he sailed north-west, past Bohol to Cebu.
The friars importuned Despujols for Rizal's life but he persistently refused their demand, and met the case half-way by banishing Rizal to Mindanao.Advertisement
Soon after he returned to the Philippines as commander of the Department of Mindanao and governor of the Moro Province.
Jungle Holocaust A group of oil prospectors have a rough landing in their base camp on the Malaysian island of Mindanao.
During the return voyage the second-incommand, Francisco Serrao, was shipwrecked, but succeeded in making his way in a native boat to Mindanao.
There were 8 in the year 1897 alone, and one of these ruined the town of Zamboanga in west Mindanao and caused considerable loss of life by falling buildings and immense sea waves.