Monthly Archives: March 2006

Notice for Visayas and Mindanao Delegates

Please be advised that the last day of registration for the Visayas and Mindanao delegates who wish to avail of the FREE BUS RIDES is on April 08, 2006 (Saturday).

Note: Applicable only for MFPI Member Clubs and MFPI Regulars (individual members).

Kindly deposit payment at RCBC Account No. 1366356599, under account name: PINAKBET Group, Inc., or at WESTERN UNION Money Transfer (send it to Mr. Mike Luis), whichever option is cheaper or more convenient.

Please don’t forget to notify us through e-mail ( or by phone once payment has been made.

We can only consider those first 100 delegates for the Free Bus Ride who have already paid their fees. Thank you very much!

Registration forms can be downloaded at

Registration Fee:

800.00 – Non-MFPI

600.00 – Member Clubs / MFPI Regulars (Individual Members)

Please call these following numbers for additional information:

Michael J. Luis, club president / over-all chairman: 0917-5040668

Anthony Ganal, vice-chairman: 0920-9091228

Faivo Bartolome, Secretariat/Registration Committee: 0917-5701252


Schedule of MFPI EduCom Activites

Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines Inc.
Education Committee
Schedule of Activities
March-August 2006


Basic Mountaineering Course – Mindanao (Cotobato)
March 27-28, 2006
Riverfront Spring Resort
Kidapawan, Cotabato
Instructor: Mr. Danny Sayson
Contact: Alvin Tabamo / Camp Apo Outdoor Shop / + 639069538432

Basic Mountaineering Course – -Mindanao (Pagadian)
April 1-2, 2006
Venue – Bulwagan ng Kabataan
Instrutcor: – Eric Bontuyan
Contact: 09205726613,09165300215 / PINUKIS OUTDOOR SHOP

SRT-Single Rope Technique – EduCom Vizayas (Cebu)
April 8-9,2006
Prerequisite: Basic Mountaineering Course
Venue-Spring Park, Cantabaco Cebu
Instructor-Mr.Ramon G. Vidal
Contact: 09173209298 / 09189008741

Basic Mountaineering Course – Luzon (Ilocos)
April 19-22, 2006
Venue: Karin-king Falls Complex, Solsona, Ilocos Norte
Contact: PINAKBET Group Secretariat
DASHMACOM, Brgy. 9, JP Rizal St.
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Tel. No. (077) 771-1942
Fax. No. (077) 770-4659

Basic Mountaineering Course – Vizayas (Cebu)
May 6-7, 2006
Venue: Cebu City
Orientation: May 1, 2006
Instructor: Eugen Abarquez / +63917-4936067
Contact: Mr. Randy Su

Leave No Trace Workshop
May 6-7, 2006
Venue: Makiling Center for Mountain Eco-System
Facilitator: Mr. Robie Cereno
Contact: Elmer C. Cabotage /

Basic Mountaineering Course – Luzon (Bicol)
June 1st week (TBA)
Venue: Mt. Isarog/Luzon Summit
Facilitator: TBA
Contact: Elmer C. Cabotage /

Introduction to Rock Climbing – Luzon
Prerequisite: Basic Mountaineering Course
June 9-10, 2006
Venue: TBA
Facilitator: PAPCI
Contact: Elmer C. Cabotage /

Introduction to Sport Climbing – Luzon
Prerequisite: Basic Mountaineering Course
July 8-9, 2006
Venue: Power-Up Pasig City
Facilitator: SCAPI
Contact: Elmer C. Cabotage /

Jungle Environment Survival Training
Prerequisite: Basic Mountaineering Course
August 12-13, 2006
Venue: JEST Subic Naval Base
Facilitator: JEST
Contact: Chris Mendez / +63917-8293243

For your information.

Elmer Cabotage
MFPI Education Committee


To all Educom Members nationwide, please send to my personal email official activities for posting in the e-group.

Let us support PINAKBET host of the 2006 MFPI Congress!

Notice of Meeting and Election


Please be informed that we will have the annual general meeting and election of board members on  April 22, 2006 on the 27th Congress at Agamatan National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary, Ilocos Norte.

The board members with expiring term are:  Dom Goduco (Luzon), Boyet Train (Visayas) and Jhun Bacus (Mindanao).

Bonafide regular members are strongly encouraged to vote for the three positions either in person or by proxy. Attached is the proxy form to be filled up by those who could not make it to the Congress but wishes to vote.

Proxy forms have to be submitted to the following persons not later than April 21, 2006 at the Congress venue for verification: Luzon -Ruby Estillore,, 09164300920; Mindanao-Alvin “Binoe” Tabamo,, 09069538432; and, Visayas-Genesis Bolauro,, 09173006616.

In the absence of a new resolution for the conduct of the election, status quo will prevail.


1. Only individuals with unexpired ID’s are allowed to vote.

2. Those who were not yet issued ID’s but have already submitted their membership registration have to make representations with above-mentioned persons on April 21, 2006 at the Congress venue for verification.

3.The three elected board members will serve for three years

This is also to remind member clubs of the deadline for payment of the annual due which is on April 30, 2006. Kindly submit your payments to the same above-mentioned persons.

Delinquent clubs will not be allowed to participate in the meeting and deliberations.


Corporate Secretary

Noted by:


27th MFPI Congress Itinerary

27th Mountaineering Congress
Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines
Agamatan National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary
April 19-23, 2006


Day 01 April 19 Wednesday

5:00 AM Arrival of delegates and Registration
9:00 AM Opening of Food and Drink Stalls / Opening of Booths (Sponsors)
1:30 PM Welcome Ceremonies
2:30 PM Orientation of Delegates
3:30 PM Pre-Climb Meet (Mt. Agamomata & Mt. Kilang)
6:00 PM Evening Program / Cultural Presentation c/o DOT / Live Band

Day 02 April 20 Thursday

6:00 AM Departure – Mountain Climbing / Group 1 – Mount Agamomata /  Group 2 – Mount Kilang
8:00 AM Basic Mountaineering Course (8 hrs. lecture c/o MFPI)
9:00 AM Departure – Pagudpud and Ilocos Tour / Group 3 – Pagudpud (Saud Beach) / Group 4 – Ilocos Tour
6:00 PM Evening Program / Film Showing

Day 03  April 21 Friday

7:00 AM Departure – Biking / Group 5 – Bike Tour
8:00 AM Basic Mountaineering Course (Practical Application c/o MFPI)
2:00 PM First Aid Seminar (c/o PNRC)
6:00 PM Evening Program / Fun Games

Day 04  April 22 Saturday

Arrival of delegates from climb (Groups 1&2)
8:00 AM 1 DAY TREK (Karin-king Falls Complex)
2:00 PM MFPI Presidents’ Meeting (Congress)
6:00 PM Evening Program / Awarding of Certificates and Recognition /  Cultural Presentation c/o DOT / Socialization / Disco

Day 05 April 23 Sunday

8:00 AM Closing Ceremonies / Break camp

27th MFPI Congress

27th Annual Mountaineering Congress
“Exploring Mount Agamomata”
(Agamatan National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary)
April 19-23, 2006

Basecamp/Venue: Karin-king Falls Complex, Solsona, Ilocos Norte
Hosted by: PINAKBET Group, Inc.

For more inquiries, please email
Registration forms can be downloaded at

PINAKBET Group Secretariat
DASHMACOM, Brgy. 9, JP Rizal St.
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Tel. No. (077) 771-1942
Fax. No. (077) 770-4659

BMC Instructors

Members of the MFPI Mountain Training Board (MFPI-MTB) are authorized to conduct the BMC, current chairman is Mr. Mar Melendres:

Eric Bontuyan – Visayas-Mindanao
Mar Melendres – Luzon
Rex Alfafara – Luzon
Elmer Cabotage – Luzon
Choi Aquino – Luzon
Randy Su – Visayas
Reina Bontuyan – Visayas-Mindanao
Jason Gallardo – Visayas-Mindanao
Jong Narcisco – Luzon
Ramon Vidal – Visayas-Mindanao

Instructors who attended the BMC Standardization in Bacolod 2003 may also conduct the BMC under the supervision of any member of the Mountain Training Board

1. Lolong Velasquez – NU-LOC
2. Kenneth B. Ciriaco – Earth Island Outdoor
3. Genesis Bolauro – NMCI
4. Bongkiang Desamparado – USC-M
5. Edward Sandoval – Fujitsu Outdoor Club
6. Mike Abanes – Outdoor Addicts
7. Rick Rosner Uy – AMA Trekkers
8. Regie Pablo – Globe AC
9. Jay Llenaresas – USC-M
10. Kat Palasi – AMCI
11. Jojo Tagarda – Kaplag
12. Rey Sumagaysay – Sandawa Apo
13. Kerwin Nicolas – UPM
14. Chico Estrera – Camp/MAENOC

Instruction is generally voluntary, course fees practically cover related expenses (instruction materials, equipment, room rental, etc.).

MFPI MTB has already conceptualized an instructor certification program and will be posted soon.

EduCom is also organizing specialized/advance courses for those who have already taken the BMC. These courses which we are organizing this year, are sourced out to the experts in the respective field:

Sport Climbing – SCAPI
Rock Climbing – PAPCI
First Aid – Philippine National Red Cross
Jungle Survival – JEST Subic
GPS Mapping and Navigation – NAMRIA
Mountain Eco-System – MCME UP Los Banos / Siliman University

Other courses are: camp cooking, light packing, orienteering, outdoor photography.

There’s a lot more on the drawing board, we actually would like to request people to volunteer for EduCom.

Elmer C. Cabotage