Mount Apo is a large solfataric, potentially active stratovolcano in the island of Mindanao, Philippines. With an elevation of 2,954 metres (9,692 ft) above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the Philippine Archipelago and is located between Davao City and Davao del Sur province in Region XI and Cotabato province in Region XII. The peak overlooks Davao City 45 kilometres (28 mi) to the north ...
east, Digos City 25 kilometres (16 mi) to the southeast, and Kidapawan City 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the west.
Mount Apo Natural Park News
Joined a 3-day, 2-night climb to Mt. Apo in Davao over the long Independence Day weekend last June, basically to prepare for another, more intense climb abroad this coming October.
Tourists often overlook destinations in Mindanao for various valid reasons. But if you're planning to set foot in that region for the first time, then consider Davao City. It has a lot to offer to tourists with different interests. Let's list some of the reasons why you should visit Davao City, one of the safest cities in the world!
Mount Apo, known as Bukid Apo in Cebuano and Bundok Apo in Filipino, is a large solfataric, potentially active stratovolcano in the Island of Mindanao with an elevation of 2,954 meters (9,692 ft) above sea level. This is the highest peak in the whole Philippine Archipelago - making it a sought after climbing destination in the country and in Southeast Asia. The land are covered by this majestic mountain is shared by Davao City and Davao Del Sur (Region XI) and Cotabato Province (Region XII).
Almost a year after it recovered following a 100-hectare forest fire, Mt. Apo remains one of the hardest climbs to conquer among the steep mountains of Mindanao island.
Dubbed the "grandfather of Philippine mountains" by trekkers, Mt. Apo is not only the highest mountain in the country, but is also home to the largest eagle in the world--the Philippine Eagle or monkey-eating eagle, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna.
To reach the summit, trekkers can use either of the two main routes from different sides of the mountain: the Kidapawan trail in Cotabato, and the Kapatagan trail ...
Trekking activities to Mt. Apo via Sta. Cruz trail in Davao Del Sur are fully booked until April 2018 but it will be closed during Holy Week from March 25 to 31, Sta. Cruz Tourism officer Julius Paner said.
Paner said they received several reservations for the summer season as Sta. Cruz is the most preferred trail because of the added adventure offered by the boulders on the way to the peak.
Aside from Sta. Cruz, Kidapawan City and Magpet town in North Cotabato also opened a year after a massive fire destroyed the peak of Mt. Apo on March 26, 2016, a Black Saturday. As a result, an "ind ...
"Lumad" is a Visayan term meaning "native" or "indigenous," a word adopted by some ethnic groups to distinguish themselves from Mindanaoans who are Moro or Christian.
Indigenous peoples in Mindanao had been awarded certificate of ancestral domain title (CADT) by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP). A CADT determines and defines the boundaries of ancestral domain and ancestral lands of a community or a tribe.
The 1987 Constitution and Republic Act No. 8371 (the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997) recognize that indigenous Filipinos own ancestral lands on which their fa ...