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Hiker from Cebu indicted over Mt Pulag fire, faces P2.36-M fine

May 22, 2018 - 12:01 PM

The 6 other hikers in the group were excluded in the case because 'their acts may not be interpreted to have assisted or aided the respondent,' says the Benguet Prosecutor's Office

TORCHED. Mount Pulag has been closed off from hikers after a grassland fire. BFP photos

Mount Apo set to reopen to the public

Mar 29, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The country s highest mountain closed to the public since a fire razed it in March 2016 will soon be open to trekkers

Mt. Apo's reflection is seen in a portion of Lake Venado. The country's highest lake sprawls at the foot of the country's highest mountain. Photo by Louie Lapat

25 women trekkers rescued in Negros Occidental

Aug 29, 2016 - 4:10 PM

The members of Philippine Women’s Mountaineers were on their way to Tinagong Dagat in Mount Mandalagan Noreen Grace Cañasa of Cebu City is injured

What to bring on your first hike

May 20, 2016 - 8:04 PM

Looking forward to your first trail experience? Don’t forget these essentials

8 travel destination ideas for your next road trip

Apr 02, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Where to go tubing try your first climb cool off under a waterfall and more – plus all of these destinations are hours away from Manila

CHASING WATERFALLS. Ready for a new adventure?

Huge fire in Mt Kanlaon blamed on 'illegal trekkers'

Apr 13, 2015 - 8:04 PM

Two underaged boys are suspected of causing a fire that burned 29 hectares of lush Mount Kanlaon a protected area and favorite mountaineering destination

SCORCHED. A fire consumes 29 hectares of Margaha Valley in Mount Kanlaon, one of the mountain's most famous features. Photo by Cecil Morella

#TAMBOLINAW: Conquering Mt Pulag for a cause

Mar 25, 2015 - 5:11 PM

Tambolinaw aims to raise funds for the benefit of the Mt Pulag Daycare Center

Tubbataha, Mt Hamiguitan 'most treasured' parks in ASEAN

Nov 17, 2014 - 11:17 AM

The declaration by ASEAN environmental ministers brings the number of ASEAN Heritage Parks in the Philippines to 7 out of the total 35

Davao's Mt Hamiguitan named UNESCO World Heritage site

Jun 24, 2014 - 9:27 AM

It is the 6th Philippine site to join the list and the first Philippine mountain range

NEW WORLD TREASURE. With the recent inclusion of Mount Hamiguitan in the list, the Philippines now boasts 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Photo from Wikipedia

Bud Bongao: The sacred mountain of Tawi-Tawi

Apr 28, 2014 - 3:16 PM

The holy mountain in Bongao town is the first community administered protected area in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

SACRED SITE. Bud Bongao is Tawi-Tawi's most famous mountain, an important pilgrimage site for both Christians and Muslims. All photos by Gregg Yan/WWF

6 pilgrims still missing on Mt Banahaw

Mar 21, 2014 - 9:36 PM

One of them is 73 years old They may face charges for trespassing in a restricted area of the sacred mountain

BURNT PEAK. A search and rescue team inspects the damage caused by a massive fire on Mt Banahaw that burned 50 hectares on one of the mountain's peaks. Photo courtesy of Quezon Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office

Mt Banahaw fire burns 50 hectares of mountain forest

Mar 20, 2014 - 3:34 PM

Officials are having a difficult time putting out the blaze because of strong winds and the steep slope of the area

MOUNTAIN BLAZE. Officials say the fire has begun to die down but strong wind may still cause it to spread. Photo courtesy of Philippine Air Force

Dutch traveler recalls Florida bus horror

Feb 12, 2014 - 4:09 PM

When people were panicking I didn t think I kept saying in my head: it will be fine it will be fine Nothing wrong will happen recalls Annemiek Verwegen

ILL-FATED BUS. Survivor Annemiek Verwegen from the Netherlands knew something was wrong, but hoped everything would still be fine. Her friend, Anne van de Ven died in the Florida bus accident that claimed the lives of at least 14 people on-site. Photo courtesy of the PNP Cordillera PIO

The sun and the moon at Mount Pulag

Feb 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Beautiful photos showcasing the majesty of Mt Pulag

Mt Makiling named ASEAN Heritage Park

Oct 04, 2013 - 12:11 PM

The legendary mountain is the 33rd ASEAN Heritage Park and the 5th in the Philippines

MOUNTAIN OF LEGEND. Mount Makiling, now an ASEAN Heritage Park, is associated with the legend of Maria Makiling, a beautiful fairy who guards the mountain. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

The trashing of Mount Apo

Aug 30, 2013 - 12:28 PM

In light of an alarming garbage problem the DENR hopes to implement an ecotourism program

HEAPING UP. Garbage mars the beauty of Mt Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines and a favorite hiking destination. All photos by Jessie Delos Reyes

Climbing Mt. Pulag’s Akiki trail

May 24, 2013 - 12:00 PM

An adventurer relays her experience climbing the hardest trail up Mt Pulag

GOLDEN HILLS. The writer takes in the view from the top of Mt, Pulag. All photos courtesy of Tanya Lim