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The Farthest Ends of the Philippines

         The Philippines, a large archipelago of 7,641 islands, is endowed with many natural wonders and surprises. These multitudes of gifts from Mother Nature, however, seem to be found on the islands’ farthest ends.          Would you like to know what can be seen in these far-and-beyond places? Well, you will satisfy your curiosity as you come with me in this virtual tour  that unravels the very beautiful and exotic places located on the remotest points of the Philippines... Batanes Photo Credit: Eva Marie Gutierrez Cantero. Batanes is the northernmost province in the country, and also the smallest, both in population and land area. Very distant, the island group is located approximately 162 kilometres (101 mi) north of the Luzon mainland. The entire province is listed in the UNESCO tentative list for inscription in the World Heritage List. This headdress is known as the "vakul." Photo credit: Ferdz Decena; grabbed from