After almost a year since a grass fire burned some portions of the mountain that led to its closure, it was then announced on April of 2017 the re-opening of Mt. Apo Natural Park. Although there are people who rejoiced for the opening, considering the amount of climb permits went up from 2,000-2,500 for standard and peak season which is almost 50% higher than the previous rate, they are more than excited that Mt. Apo will showcase her beauty again for ecotourism and will give way to economic opportunities for the people residing in the area. Many have also protest especially those mountaineers, as they are more concerned that it may worsen considering it’s still in the process of healing and recovering from devastation. Different sentiments and opinion were raised, different perspective. Continue reading Davao del Sur: Mt. Apo – “Sweeter the second time around”.
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