Monthly Archives: October 2006

MFPI EduCom Activities October-November 2006

Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines Inc.
Education Committee
Schedule of Activities
October-Novenber 2006

Basic Mountaineering Course Mindanao (Kidapawan)
October 25-29, 2006
Venue: Kidapawan MFPI Mid-year Congress
Contact: Jeovy Sacare
Cellphone No:0920-3368854
thru email:

BMC Trainor’s Accreditation
Details already posted on the MFPI website
Contact: Genesis Bolauro
Cellphone No: 0917-3006616
thru email:

Basic Mountaineering Course- Luzon (Manila)
November 4, 2006
Orientation: Nov. 3, 2006 8:00 PM
Venue: Pioneer Grill
Instructor: Mar Melendres
Contact: 0917-5259798
thru email:

Basic Mountaineering Course- Luzon (Baguio City)
November 10-12, 2006
Note: Bring camping equipment and extra cash for intro climb on Mt. Sto. Tomas on Nov 11-12
Instructor: Elmer C. Cabotage
Contact: Ms. Rei Ann Cayetano
Cellpone no. 0928-4278807
thru email:

Elmer C. Cabotage
MFPI Education Committee

To all MFPI Education Committee Members and BMC instructors nationwide, I am working on our calendar of activities for 2007 please email information for posting. Deadline is on November 30, 2006.


BMC rescheduled on Nov. 4, 2006

To all:

Due to conflict in schedule, M.F.P.I. through the Mountain Training board will reset the Basic Mountaineering Course on November 4, 2006. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend the orientation on Nov. 3 at 8:00 PM at Pioneer Grill.

Mar Melendres
MFPI Mountain Training board
Mobile: 0917-5259798
Email: /

5th National All-Women Climb

For more information, go to

or contact Mikko 0926-4310372 / Macs 0915-4224467

Mt. Makiling is Temporary Close for Trekkers/Bikers

From: Fujitsu Outdoor Club
Subject: [mfpi] Mt. Makiling is Temporary Close for Trekkers/Bikers
To All,

We would like to inform everyone that Mt. Makiling is temporary close to Trekkers and Bikers. This is declared by the UPLB Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems (UPLB-MCME) due to damages on Los Baños and Sto. Tomas Trail brought by Typhoon Milenyo. Trekkers and bikers are not allowed to enter beyond the Registration Area of MCME, as there are dangers of falling trees/branches including land slides due to loose soil. The trail starting from the Agila Base up to Peak 2 down to Sto. Tomas trail has suffered massive landslides.

MCME Foresters have reported that there was a flash flood from Mt. Makiling that happened during the height of typhoon which swept 6 houses and killed 14 persons at Brgy. Bagong Silang (near the Bay – Los Baños Boundary). Mt. Makiling is now under assessment of Geologists.

MCME Foresters have forecasted that it will take months to restore the trail and they will announce as soon as the mountain is safe for trekking and biking.

Kindly relay this announcement to others groups.

Thank you,
Allan Nortez
Fujitsu Outdoor Club

Mt. Apo Updates/Advisory

Dear Fellow Mountaineers,

Due to series of storms that passes in our country, changes on itineraries specially Mt. Apo will be expected during our 28th MFPI National Midyear Climb and Presidents Meeting. Same schedule of dates will be assured to the participants – October 27-30, 2006. Below are reasons of having a plan B:

• Due to heavy downpour, Water level at Lake Venado becomes bigger.
• As a result, it turn out into insufficient campsite at Lake Venado.
• Please refer to the revised itineraries below.
• You may also see attached pictures (kodak gallery) taken last September 30, 2006 at Lake Venado.



Oct. 27 (Whole Day)Registration (Kidapawan City Plaza)

Oct. 28 4:30am – 6:00am Morning Session, Prepare B’fast & Pack Lunch
6:00am-7:00am Kidapawan – Agco
7:00am – 7:30am Arrange Porter
7:30am-9:00am Agco – Mainit
9:00am–2:00pm Mainit – Venado (Lunch on trail)
2:00am – 5:00pm Venado – Peak
Stay Overnight

Oct. 29 6:00am–8:00am Morning Session, Prepare B’fast & Pack Lunch
8:00am – 10:00am Peak – Venado
10:00am – 3:00pm Venado – Bobbong Campsite (Lunch on trail)
Stay Overnight

Oct. 30 6:00am–8:00am Morning Session, Prepare B’fast & Pack Lunch
8:00am – 12:00nn Bobbong Campsite – Bongolanon Falls
12:00nn – 2:00pm Lunch, Swimming & Wash-up
2:00pm – 3:30pm Bongolanon Falls – Camp Bulatukan, Makilala

Oct. 31 Home Sweet Home!


Oct. 27 (Whole Day) Registration (Kidapawan City Plaza)

Oct. 28 4:30am–6:00am Morning Session, Prepare B’fast & Pack Lunch
6:00am-7:30am Kidapawan – Bongolanon Falls
7:30am – 8:00am Arrange Porter
8:00am – 12:00am Anus Campsite (Lunch on Trail)
12:00nn -4:00pm Bongolanon Falls – Bobbong Campsite
Stay Overnight

Oct. 29 6:00am – 8:00am Morning Session, Prepare B’fast & Pack Lunch
8:00am- 1:00pm Bobbong Campsite – Venado (Lunch on Trail)
1:00pm – 4:00pm Venado – Peak
Stay Overnight

Oct. 30 6:00am–8:00 amMorning Session, Prepare B’fast & Pack Lunch
8:00am – 10:00am Peak – Venado
10:00am – 2:00pm Venado – Mainit
2:00pm – 3:30pm Mainit – Agco
3:30pm – 5:00pm Agco – Camp Bulatukan, Makilala

Oct 31 Home Sweet Home!

Skills Olympics

Good day to all:

To those who are interested to join the Skills Olympics this coming November 2006. You can now email Mr. Dodie Principe at or text him at 09193227711 your Team Name and profile and your team contact number or email


BMC Seminar

Good morning to all…

In behalf of MFPI mountain training board, there will be a BMC seminar scheduled on oct 14, 2006. Interested individual can attend the orientation on Oct 5, 2006 and Oct 12 ’06 at pioneer grill 8pm. For details contact Mr. Mar Melendrez 09175259798…


PAL discounted fare

Magandang umaga sa lahat…

Sa mga gustong umatend ng Midcongress sa Kidapawan City at gustong mag-avail ng discounted fare ng Philippine Airlines for Manila-Davao, Davao-Manila ang sked date ng departure sa Manila ay Oct 27, 2006 early morning at ang return flight naman ay Oct 31, 2006 1:15 pm. Ang roundtrip fare price is P5,600.00 including all taxes. Interested parties may call Mr. John Fortes at 536-42-46/526-25-33 for more details…Magpalista na kayo kasi limited seats lang ang available.

Ruby Estillore

2nd MFPI Skills Olympics

2nd MFPI Skills Olympics November 25-26, 2006.
Eco-Tourism Park, San Jose, Tarlac.

MFPI and U.P. Outdoor Recreation Group (up org) would like to invite you once again for another fun-filled event where-in teams from school, corporate based clubs/orgs to test their skills amongst fellow mountaineer. And we also would like to encourage our regular members to form their own eleven (11) person team.

Our venue will be our base camp and tent area. Existing wash and comfort rooms, picnic benches and ihawan portion will be made available for all. The lanai will serve as our awarding and concert area.

Day-hike to nearby mountains and hillside, tour around the park and water-based activities will be made available for guests and non-participating members.

1. The event is open to all MFPI members.
2. Each team will be composed of eleven (11) members. No limit to the no. of team entries per club/org and regular member group.
3. The skills Olympic team event will have seven (7) categories and shall be called individual events. Team members will be designated to the ff:

a. Stove Operation, one (1) team representative
b. Ropemanship, one (1) team representative
c. Tent-pitching, one (1) team representative
d. Search and Rescue, four (4) team representatives
e. Orienteering, two (2) team representatives
f. Climbathon, one (1) team representative
g. Cook-fest, one (1) team representative

*** Speed climbing event – Tentative.

The team with the most points earned in the individual event will be declared over-all champion. Individual awards will also be given to winning participants.

1. Each team will have a team manager; this person will represent the team during orientation and meetings.
2. Last day for the submission of entry will be on November 9, 2006.
3. Participants’ orientation and marshals briefing on November 9, 2006 8:30pm Pioneer Grill, Pioneer Street, Manda.
4. Mechanics will also be provided on the said orientation date.
5. No registration fee. No cash prizes as of yet, except for give-away.

Transportation: Tarlac city to eco-park, San Jose v.v., also around the park area will be provided by the Province of Tarlac.

Transportation from manila to Tarlac city; php127.00 – 147.00 one-way (cost estimate).

We hope to see there.

Thank you,
Alfredo Principe
VP – Luzon, Mfpi

MFPI – Basic Mountaineering Course

To all:

The Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines through the Mountain Training board will conduct the Basic Mountaineering Course on October 8 & 9, 2005. Interested individuals are requested to attend the orientation on Oct. 5  7:30 PM at Pioneer Grill.

Course fee (Php 400.00)
MFPI Annual Membership fee (Php 200.00)

To get to Pioneer Center from:

EDSA Shaw – take a jeep to Pasig get off Pioneer and walk towards United Laboratories
EDSA Pioneer – take tricycle to Kapitolyo get off Pioneer Center

We need a minimum of 15 participants, invite your friends and fellow mountaineers.

The BMC is a pre-requisite for individual membership to the MFPI.


Mar Melendres
MFPI Mountain Training board
Mobile: 0917-5259798