26 mountaineers apprehended for illegally scaling Mount San Cristobal


Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 4A CALABARZON Regional Executive Director Reynulfo Juan gave strict orders to Forester Salud Pangan, Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) of the Mounts Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape (MBSCPL to look closely into how 26 mountaineers were able to climb to up to the restricted portions of Mount San Cristobal over the long weekend.

Juan, concurrent chairman of the Protected Area Management Board of MBSCPL, was alarmed more on the safety of the mountaineers while in the area under their watch, but was glad that no untoward incident--no harm or injury, or worse, death befell the trekkers.

"There were recent deaths, six at the most in a mountaineering activity in Tarlac. I am glad they [the mount San Cristobal 26] are safe. But I heard they went to an area we [with the PAMB] have declared off limits or restricted, and they will have to answer for that," Juan declared.


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