Monthly Archives: August 2008

national all-womens climb

the mfpi will have its annual all womens climb at mt. kanlaon, neg. occ. on sept. 24-28. limited slots available. for further details contact maan at 0917-6166176.


midyear congress 08 update


the registration form and the schedule of activities are already uploaded on the event website.

kitakits sa mayoyao!!!!


23rd MFPI Midyear Congress

Basic Montaineering Course Mindanao

Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines
Education Committee Schedule

Basic Mountaineering Course – Cagayan de Oro City
September 6-7, 2008
Host: Tha Camping Hut, Elipe Park, Cagayan de Oro City
Contact: Jackie Sagrado – 09104963820
Instructor: Eric Bontuyan / Reina Bontuyan
Open for all: Registration fee – P350 (before August 23), P450 (after
August 23) – inclusive of lunch and certificate

For inquiries on BMC and other training please email

Elmer C. Cabotage

How to get to Mayoyao from Manila

From Manila, take any of the bus lines going to Santiago City. In Santiago City, get off at the bus terminal, take a tricycle and proceed to the Santiago City Central Terminal. At the Central Terminal, take the bus going to Mayoyao. Schedule of trips and bus fares are listed below.

I. From Manila to Santiago City (estimated travel time 8 hours)

Schedule and Fares (as of 07/23/08)

VICTORY LINER :       P416.00

* Kamias, EDSA near East Avenue
4:30AM  7:30AM  5:00PM then hourly

* España corner Galicia St., Sampaloc, Manila
4:30 PM  7:00PM  8:00PM  8:30PM  10:00PM  10:30PM


* Cubao, EDSA near Aurora Blvd.
2:00PM  5:30PM  8:00PM  9:00PM  10:30PM  11:00


* Sampaloc, Manila

II. From Santiago City Central Terminal to Mayoyao, Ifugao (estimated travel time    6 hours)

1. Schedule of trips: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM, and 11:00 AM

2. Fare: P140.00

* Arm yourself with a lot of patience. The bus drivers would sometimes stop for several minutes to wait for passengers.

Basic Mountaineering Course Luzon

To all,

We have recently concluded the Luzon BMC held July 19 at ROX (lecture), July 20 at UP Diliman (orienteering/knot tying) and practicum climb July 26-27(Mt. Manalmon). Post climb will be held prior to the monthly MFPI meeting for August.

For those interested in the BMC (Luzon) the next course dates are as follows:

Basic Mountaineering Course- Luzon MFPI Mid Year Mayoyao, Ifugao
Date: October 22-26, 2008
Contact Person: Roy Palma
Phone no: 0920-7571936
Instructor: TBA

Basic Mountaineering Course Luzon
Date: January 24-25, 2009
Instructor: Mr. Mar Melendrez
Phone No. 0917-5259798
Contact person: Ms. Shey Gutierrez
Phone No. 0920-9676744

Elmer C. Cabotage
MFPI Education Committee

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

NCR, Central and Northern Luzon
Elmer Cabotage

Southern Luzon and Bicol Region
Mar Melendres

Eastern and Central Visayas Region
Alan Salazar

Western Visayas
Genesis Bolauro

North Western and Central Mindanao Region
Reina Bontuyan

South Eastern Mindanao Region
Danny Sayson