Monthly Archives: February 2007

4th Visayas Mountain Festival

KRuuuHAY !!!


It is an honor and privilege that this year our group, the Antique Mountaineering Society, Inc. (AMSI) was chosen to lead the hosting of the  4th Visayas Mountain Festival.

The venue of the festival scheduled on March 2-6, 2007 will be at Mount Nangtud in Barbaza and Mount Madja-as in Culasi. These mountains are known for their rich natural diversities and majestic peaks. Base camp activities will be held at the idyllic Camp Eupre, Cadiao, Barbaza.

Various mountaineering groups from other regions under the umbrella of the Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines, Inc.(MPFI) will converge to promote mountaineering as an ecological friendly activity and a fast growing adventure sports in the country.

Base camp activities such as mountain biking, trekking and spelunking will be held at Camp Eupre, an idyllic hang-out for nature lovers while water sports will be held at the spectacular Batabat reef area.

AMSI also intends to highlight the activity by giving tribute to Antique’s folk hero and mountaineer, the late Governor Evelio B. Javier. He is remembered for this legacy and contribution by pioneering mountain adventure and upland development in our province. Consequently, a symbolic marker at the peak of Mount Nangtud, where the late Governor once roamed, will be installed as tribute to his commendable achievement in mountaineering.

Likewise, an Environment Forum and Basic Mountaineering Course under the context “Earth Alert: Ravaged Environment, Beckons Disaster” and “Leave No Trace” that will be participated by the LGU’s and academe will cap the activities.

Knowing fully well that you are equally zealous to be part of this event, “dali, ron”, AMSI enjoins you to “conquer a dream, takras ta!”

(TAKRAS  is a kinaray-a word that means A CLIMB EXERTING or USING EXTRA EFFORT.)

For more information visit:


Updated Schedule of BMC

Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines Inc.
Education Committee
Schedule of Basic Mountaineering Course
January – July 2007


Basic Mountaineering Course Mindanao Oroquieta City
January 27-28, 2007
Venue: AYOS-Oroquieta
Instructor: Randy Su/Jason Garrido
Contact: Maretess Lico
Cellphone No:0915-7075675

Basic Mountaineering Course Luzon – Manila
February 10-11, 2007
Orientation: February 8, 2007
Instructor: Elmer Cabotage
Cellphone: 0918-9335241

Basic Mountaineering Course Visayas – Gaas, Balamban
March 23-26, 2007
Instructor: Ramon Vidal
Contact: Alan Salazar
Cellphone: 0917-3353260; 412-2310

Basic Mountaineering Course- Mindanao TBA
April 21-22, 2007
Instructor: Reina Bontuyan
Contact: 0917-7081568

Basic Mountaineering Course Luzon – Manila
May 19-20, 2007
Instructor: Mar Melendres
Contact: 0917-5259798

Basic Mountaineering Course Visayas – Tacloban City
July 7-8, 2007
Instructor: Jason Garrido
Contact: 0918-9050079

Interested parties may inquire or request for BMC and other programs through the following EduCom coordinators

Central and Northern Luzon
Elmer Cabotage

Southern Luzon and Bicol Region
Mar Melendres

Eastern Visayas Region
Alan Salazar

Western Visayas
Genesis Bolauro

North Western and Central Mindanao Region
Reina Bontuyan

South Eastern Mindanao Region

MFPI BMC (Manila) Orientation Feb 8

To all interested,

The MFPI will conduct a Basic Mountaineering Course on Feb 10-11. Interested parties are required to attend the orientation at the Robinson’s Galleria Food Court in front of Delifrance (near the escalators) on Feb 8. 6:30 PM.

For details please email or text/call 0918-9335241. Limited slots available.

Elmer C. Cabotage

MFPI 2nd Luzon Mountaineering Summit

President – MFPI



We are happy to report to you that we are now finalizing our preparations for the 2nd Luzon Mountaineering Summit to be held at Bontoc, Mountain Province, April 4-9 2007..   The last trail survey shall be conducted by PALMC Team on 1-4 Feb 07.  We will be using 3 routes namely: North, East and South.  Participants shall be distributed to the different trails as they register.  We will need advance registration and payment as these dates fall on Holy Week and we expect many people will take advantage of the long vacation. Bus seats are rather limited, unless you’re bringing your own transpo.

Registration Forms and instruction will follow shortly.

Please go through the itinerary.  Take note of April 3 where you have to make a choice which route to take from Manila to Bontoc, as well as departure times and travelling times.

We will appreciate it very much if you can help us disseminate the information to our MFPI Club members.  Likewise, if you have suggestions and or comments to improve the program and ensure success of the Summit, please don’t hesitate to advise us.

Of hand, Tentative Participation Fee is Php1000.00   Transpo expense f from Manila and back to Manila is not included.  You will have to add the bus fares (we will advise how much) to get reservations and be assured of a seat to Bontoc.

For any inquiry, please email us at or through our MFPI Secretariat (Ruby).

More info to follow.

Thank you