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

  • 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 ...

  • Takeaways From My Mt Apo Climb

    Takeaways From My Mt Apo Climb

    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.

  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Davao City

    10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Davao City

    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!

  • Trekking Mount Apo The King Of Philippine Peaks

    Trekking Mount Apo The King Of Philippine Peaks

    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).