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Despite fires, no Banahaw closure

PILGRIMS light candles in one of the supposed sacred spots in Mount Banahaw, which was recently hit by what officials believed was man-made fire. PHOTO FROM TANGGOL KALIKASAN-SOUTHERN TAGALOG

Despite three fires that raged for days in Mount Banahaw and Mount San Cristobal, and are believed to be man-made, environment officials have decided to keep Mt. Banahaw open to pilgrims during Lent, although with what they say are more stringent rules.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Mt. Banahaw to remain largely off-limits


A large portion of Mount Banahaw will remain a no-go zone indefinitely, as environment officials study the possibility of expanding the areas covered by the restriction following the March 19 fire that razed 50 hectares of forest.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Theft, vandalism expose Mt. Banahaw to poaching, intrusion

VIEW of Mount Banahaw, a protected area that continues to be under threat from intrusion and poaching DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The theft of signs and fences that are supposed to help protect Mount Banahaw from poachers and intruders is keeping the job of forest guards very difficult.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Mt. San Cristobal on fire again—DENR

File Photo courtesy of Jerome Quejano

Another fire broke out in Mount San Cristobal adjacent to the mystical Mount Banahaw in Quezon province and was still raging as of early evening Tuesday, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

At least 11 rescued from burning Mt. Banahaw


At least 11 people on Thursday were rescued from the burning Mount Banahaw in Quezon Province, a radio report said.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Forest fire hits Laguna mountain near Banahaw

laguna map

A forest fire struck Mount Cristobal in Laguna, adjacent to mystical Mount Banahaw, late afternoon Tuesday and raged till dawn Wednesday.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DENR to allow rock quarry inside Banahaw buffer zone


Rock quarrying inside the 1-kilometer buffer zone leading to Mount Banahaw’s protected area in Sariaya, Quezon, might turn out good for villagers living downstream, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DENR says no to butterfly collectors on Banahaw

BUTTERFLIES like these have attracted the interest of butterfly collectors in Mount Banahaw. EMER COSTUMBRADO-GESTIADA/CONTRIBUTOR

The reported return of different varieties of butterflies in Mount Banahaw has started to attract butterfly collectors.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Police identify missing female Banahaw trekker


Police have identified the woman who was officially reported missing on Mt. Banahaw since Sunday.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Banahaw pilgrims turn to other Lenten destinations


After nine years of closure, the annual throng of Mount Banahaw Lenten pilgrims is now a memory.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DENR plans to open parts of Banahaw for climbers, trekkers


The mystical Mount Banahaw is still close to the public until February 2015 but the management board overseeing the protection of the mountain and the adjacent Mount San Cristobal is planning to reopen parts of the mountains for trekking and climbing, according to an environment official.

Posted: March 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov, DENR stop quarrying in Banahaw


Authorities have ordered at least five companies to stop quarrying operations on the slopes of Mount Banahaw in Sariaya town in Quezon for violations of their mining permits.

Posted: November 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Syndicates lure Mount Banahaw campers for a fee, says DENR exec


Unscrupulous groups use the Internet to lure mountaineers and nature-trippers to gain access to the closed mystical Mount Banahaw in exchange for a fee, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources disclosed on Sunday.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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