Mt. Apo will be reopened to hikers over the summer, but authorities want more discipline.
Kidapawan Mayor Joseph Evangelista announced on his Facebook page that Mt. Apo will finally be reopened to travelers between April 12 until end-May, a year after a forest fire ravaged over a hundred hectares of the protected mountain range.
Evangelista said climbers will be allowed in, provided that they pay a P2,000 fee and promise to comply with stricter rules imposed by the Protected Areas Management Board such as passing through the same entry and exit points and bringing own garbage bags, among others.
Only 50 hikers will be accommodated per day to ensure order and safety.
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