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

  • Nothing Beats The PH

    Nothing Beats The PH

    The Philippines, which consists of more than 7,000 beautiful islands, is a country I?d always be proud of no matter where I go. As a Manilena who spent the past few years of her life traveling both for work and personal vacations domestically, it's nearly impossible for me to tell the best thing about travelling in my motherland because there?s just a lot to love here!

    The Cordilleras

    Everything is still vivid in my memory of my visit to Mt. Pulag in Benguet the ruthless winds sent a chill to my bones, even with four layers of thick clothing, in a four-hour ascent to the summit, with abo ...

  • Mt Apo Closed Starting Today

    Mt Apo Closed Starting Today

    Due to the El Nino advisory by the weather bureau, the Protected Areas Management Board (PAMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) agreed to close down Mt. Apo from any climbing activities to prevent grass or forest fire during summer months beginning April 1, 2019.

    On the Facebook post of the DENR-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro)-Davao del Sur on March 28, it said that starting today, April 1, climbers will be prohibited from climbing the country's highest peak because of its susceptibility to fire incident brought about by the warm weat ...

  • Closure Of Mt Apo Eyed For Summer

    Closure Of Mt Apo Eyed For Summer

    Just as the fire prevention month kicked off, a forest fire in Mt. Apo along the boundaries between Arakan, Cotabato and Davao City erupted on Thursday, February 28, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said.

    With this, the City Government of Kidapawan is studying whether to close the trail for summer months to protect it from the ill effects of El Ni?o.

    Based on the statement of the City Information Office of Kidapawan issued on February 28, the City Tourism Council is just waiting for the decision of the Protected Areas Management Board (PAMB) of the Department of Environment and Natura ...

  • Rare Video Shows Endangered Philippine Eagle Chick Grow Up

    The Bagobo Tagabawa people, who live at the foot of Mount Apo in the Philippines, tell the story of a banog, or great eagle, that snatched a man and carried him away to its aerie. The banog had an eaglet, and that eaglet befriended the man. When the it grew up, it freed the man, returning him to the village the same way he'd come. The man named his son, who founded the first Bagobo Tagabawa villages, after the young banog out of gratitude the title Datu Banog is still given to leaders of exceptional courage and wisdom.

    Today, the Philippine eagle, one of the largest eagle species in the wor ...

  • Eight Great Spots In The Philippines To See 2019s First Sunrise

    Eight Great Spots In The Philippines To See 2019s First Sunrise

    Sunrise is associated with renewal, optimism, and new beginnings. Here are a few choice spots to watch the first light of the New Year.

    The burden of our everyday lives sometimes makes us forget that we are part of a vast universe, and that celestial bodies too, go about their business, albeit with more elegance and precision than we can ever hope to achieve. The coming of a new year is one movement we recognize and look forward to. It is, after all, the earth marking one full circle around the sun.

    For many cultures, the first sunrise of each year is invested with special significance. ...

  • Green Brigade To Protect Kidapawan Watershed

    To ensure thick forests at the northern slope of Mt. Apo, the country's highest peak, and around the city are safeguarded, Mayor Joseph Evangelista has pushed for the creation of "Green Brigades" that will focus on environmental protection.

    The mayor on Friday met with tribal leaders in Barangay Perez to explain to them the importance of green brigades.

    Evangelista is eyeing 29 of 40 villages in the city to have their respective green brigades. The mayor said under the program, villagers, including members of the Indigenous Peoples living in villages near Mt. Apo, will be trained on the ...