As it was stated last year. The Mt. Apo will be closed for 5 years. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Protected Areas Management Board Inc. (PAMBI) has led to this decision after a forest fire hit the tallest mountain of the Philippines- the Mt. Apo. The closure of the mountain is set to hasten the recovery of the disturbed areas as it has gutted around 400 hectares.
The proposed duration of closure has ended earlier and it has been opened again for trekkers with limited access to entry points and additional surprising increase of fees.
We believe that Mt. Apo needs more time to heal and that opening it earlier as planned may cause another problem.
Let Mount Apo Rest!