Mt Apo Natural Park

Davao City, Davao del Sur

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

  • Gomanan The Forge That Binds The Lives Of The Bagobo-Tagabawa

    Gomanan The Forge That Binds The Lives Of The Bagobo-Tagabawa

    Gomanan, where the metal tools are forged.

    The Gomanan or forge is central to the culture and traditions of the Bagobo-Tagabawa. From this forge, where blacksmiths make their farm tools and weapons, the Bagobo Tagabawa of Mt. Apo carved their living as farmers, forest harvesters, and hunters.

    "In all, a Gomanan is more than just an instrument, it represents a way of life and cosmology that is unique to the Bagobo-Tagabawa of Mt. Apo," reads the Culture-based Conservation Publication 03 of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, the Sinab'badan kag Tugal'lan Ka Sibulan, Cemex, and ...

  • Ateneo Raising P300,000 To Rehabilitate Mt Apo

    Ateneo Raising P300,000 To Rehabilitate Mt Apo

    Ateneo de Davao Universitys environmental advocacy arm Ecoteneo is set to conduct a fundraising bike-run event for the rehabilitation of the countrys highest mountain, Mt. Apo.

    Dubbed as Ecoteneo enviRUNment, the event slated on October 21 is aimed to collect around P300,000 to cover the maintenance of the groups adopted 1 hectare land parcel of Mt. Apo for three years.

    In March 2016, a massive forest fire that lasted for almost two weeks ravaged about 111 hectares of forest cover on the mountains upper reaches. "Irresponsible" trekkers were said to be blamed by the tragedy.

    "This is ...

  • Coffee-table Book Focuses On Majestic Philippine Eagle

    Coffee-table Book Focuses On Majestic Philippine Eagle

    "The Philippine Eagle will look you straight in the eye. It has no fear, since its an apex predator," said Agriculture Undersecretary Fred Serrano. "It doesnt need to be afraid, since it has no natural enemies. The moment the eagle looks straight through your lens, you immediately feel that the hunter has become the hunted."

    Serrano was part of a wildlife photography team to Mt. Apo National Park led by Alain Pascua, cofounder of the Wild Bird Photographers of the Philippines Inc. (WBPP).

    Pascua unveiled the fruit of their work at a press event held at the Old Senate Session Hall, Nation ...

  • Kapatagan A Sneak On Mt Apos Peak

    Kapatagan A Sneak On Mt Apos Peak

    Few minutes before sunrise, we were traveling along the road of Davao del Sur from Agusan. A jolly conversation ended when someone asked if we already have been in Kapatagan. I only knew the town of Kapatagan which is in the province of Lanao del Norte. I was so curious for I didnt hear such place.

  • Meet Baby Basti The One-year Old Who Has Reached Mt Apo

    Meet Baby Basti The One-year Old Who Has Reached Mt Apo

    People travel to see the world, to escape their lifes worries, to pursue adventures, to meet new people, or to simply enjoy the scenery. We see a number of people of different ages, from young to old, travel as solo backpackers or as groups of friends or family. But seldom do we see a baby, with his family, not only travel to the beaches, cities, and lakes, but to mountaintops. Enter Sebastian Miguel Sarande, known as Basti to most who has been travelling with his family since he was 4 months old. Born on September 19, 2015, Basti has been enjoying numerous scenic destinations around the Phili ...

  • Come One Come All To The Cultural Village

    We are reinforcing our initial invitation on Tuesday, August 15, for the residents and visitors alike to visit the cultural village in Magsaysay Park. From just a mere suggestion, we are now saying, you must go.

    On Mondays opening ceremonies, August 14, of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2017 held at the Magsaysay Park underlined what's in there, and it was magnificent.

    All 11 tribes have outdone themselves in showcasing their indigenous architecture, commodities, crafts, and artifacts. It is one whole different experience that you will not easily have access to outside Kadayawan sa Dabaw.

    Th ...