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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

31 MOUNTAINEERS APPREHENDED FOR VIOLATION OF MT. MAYON CLIMBING BAN



MALILIPOT, ALBAY (Sept.26) – A group of Manila Mountaineers who climbed Mt. Mayon without proper coordination from the Department of Tourism, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and violation of provincial ordinance was apprehended by operatives of Malilipot Municipal  Police Station at Purok 2 Barangay San Roque this municipality at around 10:00 AM Monday, Sept. 25.

The 31 mountainers composed of male and female was led by Jeff Barrientos y Mansibang, 31 years old and a resident of Los Baños, Laguna. The apprehended persons were brought to Malilipot MPS for investigation and proper disposition.  The incident will serve as warning to mountain climbing enthusiasts who might be lured to join an organized climb to Mt. Mayon. Auhorities advised the public to wait for the lifting of the ban to avoid inconvenience. (Mar de la Cruz)

Photo credits: Jomar Romarate de los Reyes & Villareal Jojo FB post

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