MANILA — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio reminds mountaineers and tour operators to refrain from entering Mount Apo.
She claims to have gathered evidence that some are illegally hiking on the said mountain.
Mayor Duterte-Carpio warns of penalties against those found violating the said policy.
Mt. Talomo, the mountain range that includes Mount Apo, is a protected area because of its ecological value.
It also serves as the recharge area of Talomo-Lipadas watershed and home to thousands of eagles.
The mayor has also ordered the creation of an eco-tourism and cultural plan that would prohibit any activities that may damage the environment of the province. — UNTV News & Rescue
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