Mt Pulag - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mt Pulag


Mount Pulag reopens to hikers, trekkers

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Foresters urge hikers who plan to climb Luzon's highest peak to be extra careful because the ecosystem remains fragile


Mt Pulag fire: Hikers face imprisonment, P18-M fine

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:13 PM

The hikers from Cebu will be charged for violating the Forest Code of the Philippines, says the DENR

 TORCHED. Mount Pulag is closed off from hikers for 6 months after a grassland fire. Bureau of Fire Protection photo

DSWD to trekkers: Don't risk your lives during disasters

Oct 16, 2016 - 6:40 PM

More than 120 stranded mountaineers are rescued in Bataan and Benguet after the onslaught of Typhoon Karen Sarika

STAY SAFE. DSWD Sec Judy Taguiwalo calls on the youth, mountaineers to avoid climbing mountains when there's a typhoon

DENR imposes stricter rules for Mt Pulag trekkers

Feb 13, 2016 - 1:25 PM

To date all Saturdays and Sundays up to December 2016 are fully booked

MOSSY TRAIL. Mt Pulag is a favorite among trekkers. Photo courtesy of Mt Pulag Park management

Trekkers advised to avoid climbing Mt Pulag

Dec 01, 2015 - 5:02 PM

Authorities will turn away trekkers because of unpredictable weather and state of camp sites

[Part 1] British backpacker's PH adventure: Pulag sunrise

Apr 27, 2015 - 7:18 PM

I must thank all of the amazing Filipinos who reached out online and advised me to visit this truly stunning place

#TAMBOLINAW: Conquering Mt Pulag for a cause

Mar 25, 2015 - 5:11 PM

Tambolinaw aims to raise funds for the benefit of the Mt Pulag Daycare Center

Climber dies at foot of Mt Pulag

Nov 02, 2014 - 8:32 PM

Following the incident cllimbers of the highest mountain in Luzon are advised to use proper gear and exercise caution

PEAK. One of the highest peaks in the Philippines, Mount Pulag is a popular choice for adventurers looking for a challenge. File photo by Rappler/Dave Leprozo Jr.

Embrace the challenge! The basic guide to your first ever climb

Feb 16, 2014 - 11:45 AM

You don t have to be a pro mountaineer to experience the exhilaration of the climb You should however be prepared Here are tips from a climbing ethusiast s first hand experience

The sun and the moon at Mount Pulag

Feb 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Beautiful photos showcasing the majesty of Mt Pulag

[Pinoy Mind Map] Highs and lows

Aug 24, 2013 - 3:27 PM

The Philippines is remarkably rich in interestingly complex geological phenomena that invite — and deserve — further study

IN PHOTOS: Finding purpose in helping others

Jul 20, 2013 - 5:40 PM

Angelo Valencia finds purpose in shifting from corporate law to building classrooms for the benefit of children in far flung areas

Climbing Mt. Pulag’s Akiki trail

May 24, 2013 - 12:00 PM

An adventurer relays her experience climbing the hardest trail up Mt Pulag

GOLDEN HILLS. The writer takes in the view from the top of Mt, Pulag. All photos courtesy of Tanya Lim

Mountaineer died due to fall - police

Apr 15, 2013 - 1:41 PM

Police said autopsy results ruled his death as caused by blunt traumatic injuries in the body consistent with fall from height which included a fractured jaw ribs and pelvis

LIFE ON THE EDGE. This photo of mountaineer Victor Joel Ayson was posted on his Facebook page. Photo obtained from

Body of missing mountaineer found

Apr 14, 2013 - 12:06 AM

The body believed to be that of a missing mountaineer Victor Joel Ayson is found on the lower slopes of Mt Maculot in Cuenca Batangas

LIFE ON THE EDGE. This photo of mountaineer Victor Joel Ayson was posted on his Facebook page. Photo obtained from

A promise to leave a trace

Feb 02, 2013 - 11:41 AM

We often forget in our effort to leave no trace that our mountains have people living within them for much longer than we have been climbing Our adventures are their daily lives

LEAVE A GOOD TRACE. Make your 'mark' in a community you visit with the least carbon footprint. Graphic by Rappler

Mt. Pulag: Beyond climbing

Jan 20, 2012 - 10:59 AM

It s one of nature s most spectacular show on earth