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Mindoro is considered to be the 7th largest island of the Philippines.
Its towering 8,488 feet peak is considered to be the 3rd highest peak in the Philippines.
Rich in natural resources with an abundant area of streams provide the residents with ample supply of fresh water fishes with extensive areas of rich and fertile lands are planted with cassava, corn, rice, coconut and many other root crops makes the inhabitants self sufficient of food supplies.
The Philippines was less severely affected by the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s than its neighbors, aided in part by its high level of annual remittances from overseas workers, no sustained run-up in asset prices, and more moderate debt prior to the crises.
The Philippines is a member of the UN and some of its specialized agencies, and served a two-year term as a member of the UN Security Council from January 2004-2006, acting as UNSC President in September 2005.
Philippine soldiers and police have participated in a number of multilateral civilian police and peacekeeping operations, and a Philippine Army general served as the first commander of the UN Peacekeeping Operation in East Timor.
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