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6 stranded mountaineers in Mt. Apo rescued

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KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines – Six mountaineers from Makati and Cavite were rescued by the Kidapawan City Respond Unit after they got stranded in Mount Apo due to the raging Marble River Monday afternoon, the city information office said Tuesday.

Psalmer Bernalte, city information officer, said the mountaineers ascended on the country’s highest peak on Sept. 22

It has been raining the past days and the Marble River swelled that was why they were not able to cross it, Bernalte said.

He said local mountain guide Arnel Arancos informed the city government of their predicament and a rescue team had been sent.

Bernalte said the rescue team had to use ropes to bring the stranded mountaineers across the raging river.

Rescued were Jovelyn Roxas, of Makati City, Marie Paz Llagas; Pauline Mejia; Jonalyn Vega; April Lyn; Mark Garcia, all hailed from Cavite City and Arancos.

He said the city government may close the trail temporarily until typhoon Lawin leaves the country.


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Tags: climbing , Kidapawan , Mt. Apo , Weather


  • Nobayan

    2nd to the last para. reads:

    “Rescued were Jovelyn Roxas, of Makati City, Marie Paz Llagas; Pauline
    Mejia; Jonalyn Vega; April Lyn; Mark Garcia, all hailed from Cavite City
    and Arancos.”

    Is Arancos a place or a person?.

    Pssst….proofreader, gising!  He-he-he.

  • http://twitter.com/baby22jheL Zham Morana

    I think Arancos is a person. Arnel Arancos is their guide… And those mountaineers are my friends from H.I.K.A.Y.A.T. mountaineering club. Thanks God they’re safe…

  • http://LendingWanted.com/ LendingWanted

    MAbuti naman an naeligtas sila.. yeheeyy!!



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