Mountain Provinceball is a provinceball of Philippinesball. He was formerly referred to as Mountain in some foreign references. But locals preferred to shorten his nickname to Mt. Province. The province was named so for being the heart of Cordilleraball's clay. Mountain Province was also the name of the historical province that included most of the current Cordillera provinces. This old province was established by the Philippine Commission in 1908, and was later split in 1966 into Mountain Provinceball, Benguetball, Kalingaball, Apayaoball and Ifugaoball.