Here are quick facts from the Davao City Information Office on the four prominent icons of Davao: the Philippine Eagle, Waling-Waling, Mt. Apo, and the Durian.
Mount Apo, Philippines’ tallest and most majestic stratovolcano, stands proudly at an elevation of 2,954m above sea level. Regarded as the Grandfather of Philippine Mountains (in etymology, although apo means grandchild, it is also a term used in respect for old people), the view at the peak overlooking Davao region is simply breathtaking.
Mountain Hardwear opens in SM Lanang Premier in Davao Mountain Hardwear has been driven to provide the best for the best since 1993, when a group of daring adventurers who had years of experience in the outdoor industry came to the realization that there were many like them who wanted to see and explore the world they live in the best way they can. To challenge one’s limits in the rigors of the environment, to be fully equipped is key – whether it be fly fishing, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, or mountaineering. The Mountain Headwear product line features proprietary technology behind award-winning designs, and wide availability for any outdoor situation possible. Mountain Headwear made its way to the country through R.O.X, and opened its first store in Southeast Asia last July 29 at the second level of TriNoma Mall in Quezon City, Philippines. Its second branch in the opened in SM Lanang Premier last September 28, 2012 to cater to the needs of the growing outdoor community in the Mindanao area, being home to the highest …
Photo of Mount Apo and Madrazo Fruitstand in Davao City by Rhonson Ng My article in Mabuhay Magazine, PAL’s international inflight magazine, is a road trip around Mindanao’s best destinations: Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Davao, Samal, Tagum, and Mati. This was published on Dec. 2011. Photos courtesy of Rhonson Ng and mine. View the whole article In this same issue, my print ad as endorser for MX3 Herbal Supplement also came out. Portrait courtesy of Rhonson Ng.
Team Carmen, Davao del Norte, Wins the 1st Int’l Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge (press release from DOT XI) April 30, 2011 marked a milestone in the lives of a team sponsored by the Local Government Unit of Carmen, Davao Del Norte as they were hailed champions of the 1st International Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge, taking home Php150,000 in cash prize. Members of the team include Jonathan Pido (Team Leader), Angelito Sibayan and Edwin Bueno (Logistics). There were 17 teams from all over the Philippines and 2 foreign teams from Indonesia and Australia who competed. Only 9 were able to make it to the finish line. The race is a 24-hour extreme adventure challenge from the heart of Sta. Cruz to the summit of Mount Apo via The Boulder Face through disciplines of mountain biking, trekking/bouldering, road running and water tubing. Bearing the advocacy “Save & Protect Mt. Apo” the event is a highlight of the annual “Pista sa Kinaiyahan” or Feast of Mother Nature of Sta. Cruz, Davao Del Sur. With the …
“Davao’s Perfect 10” is an article written by Mabuhay Magazine editor-in-chief Jun Ventura back in 2011 (president of Eastgate Publishing Corporation).
The Mount Apo Boulder Face Challenge
On April 29-30, 2011, one of the toughest adventure races in the Philippines is about to unfold. The Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge is a 24-hour extreme relay starting from the coastal areas of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur to the skyline of Mt. Apo’s boulder face. Participants will undergo exciting tasks of mountain biking, trekking, water tubing and road running.
An article I wrote for Mabuhay Magazine (Philippine Airlines inflight publication) on September 2009 features my beloved Davao City, with Mount Apo on the cover by partner Rhonson Ng. This is his third cover photo for the publication. We have been contributing regularly for the magazine in our eagerness to promote our beautiful islands.