Kidapawan tourism execs say Mt. Apo open for Holy Week climbers
Manila, Feb. 13 -- Tourism officials here said Wednesday that the country's highest peak, Mt. Apo, will be opened for the Holy Week climb. Joey Recimilla, Kidapawan tourism and investment division chief, said the climb will be limited to a few climbers only. "We will open all trails in Kidapawan for the Holy Week climb (but) it will be a controlled climb," Recimilla said. Following late last year's three major quakes that rocked North Cotabato and caused landslides, rockfalls and soil erosions at the sides of the mountain, the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) in Region 12 has ordered the "temporary closure" of the Kidapawan trails to conduct assessment and evaluation of the route to the peak. "It was for the safety of trekkers," Recim...
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