Mount Lantoy

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Mount Lantoy
Elevation 593 m (1,946 ft)[1]
Location Barangay Conalum, Argao, Cebu, Philippines

Mount Lantoy is a 593-meter (1,945 feet) mountain located 10 kilometers inland from the municipality of Argao, Cebu in the Philippines.[2]

Watershed forest reserve[edit]

Mt. Lantoy was declared as a watershed forest reserve by virtue of Presidential Proclamation no. 414 on June 29, 1994. The initial 7265-hectare protected area was reduced in December 2006 via a new Executive Order issued by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, reducing the watershed reserve area coverage to 3000 hectares.[3]

In Philippine mythology[edit]

In Philippine mythology, Mount Lantoy is said to be the domain of Maria Cacao, a diwata who lives in a cave in the mountain. Outside her cave grow numerous cacao trees, which are said to be her plantation. After harvest time come rains that wash down the mountain, enabling Maria Cacao[4] to float down to the towns below in her golden ship to sell her products.


  1. ^ "Argao Tourism: Conquer Mt. Lantoy". Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  2. ^ Sales, Todd Lucero. "A Portrait of a Town". Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Cebu Flowerpicker". Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Mt. Lantoy, a ghost story". FLEETING. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 

Coordinates: 9°59′00″N 123°33′11″E / 9.98333°N 123.55306°E / 9.98333; 123.55306