Monthly Archives: May 2009

4th MFPI Luzon Summit



This serves as an invitation catering to all mountaineering aficionados, trekkers, outdoor enthusiasts and anybody bound o feel the earth to the FOURTH NORTH LUZON SUMMIT to be held at Sagada, Mountain Province on June 3-7, 2009.

Endowed wit magnificent subterranean caves, inimitable burial sites, cascading waterfalls, awe-inspiring rice terraces, a rich culture and an amiable people, Sagada has doggedly been a major tourist destination in the country for both local and foreign tourist since the 1970’s

Splendid, unscaled mountain sprawl along its crests but some of these remain anonymous destinations.

The Sagada Environmental Guides Association in (SEGA), a duly recognized and accredited by the municipal government as well as the Department of Tourism in partnership with the Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines Inc. (MFPI) together with the sponsors enjoins everyone on this momentous event.

Come and experience, explore, enjoy another chapter or your mountaineering lives in the mountains of the Gran Cordillera mountain range.
See you there!

For more information, visit us at our website or you can contact 09197856140 or write us under this address

Mountaineeringly yours,



Mt. Manuggal Tree Planting

The Philippine Air Force and the Green Army in cooperation with the MFPI will have a tree planting activity at Sitio Cambagocboc, Balamban, Cebu on May 23, 2009. The activity will see to the planting of 1,000 seedling of fruit-bearing and hardwood trees on the slopes of the said area.

In this regard, we are inviting all Cebu orgs and individuals to be a part of this activity for the greening of mt. manunggal. interested orgs and individuals may confirm their participation to Allan Salazar in order to be listed and be included in the logistics and budget. you may contact allan at 0905-2763403.

Also there is a bill filed on Congress for the renaming of Mt. Manuggal to Mt. Ramon Magysasay in tribute to the late president. This endeavor is being spearheaded by Rep. Teofisto Guingona and Sen. Ramon Revilla.

Just show that mt. manuggal is now in the radar of govt. agencies and we are proud the mfpi is seen as a partner in the cause of mt. manuggal. this is now an opportunity for the members to show our solidarity with their cause. enough politicking already and lets devote our energies to something worthwhile.

for inquiries, you may reach me at 09173006616.



To All: Members and Non-Members

We are inviting you to join the following events:

Luzon Summit: June 3-7, 2009 Venue: Sagada “Details to Follow”

Grand Eye Ball (GEB): July 18-19, 2009 Venue: to be announce “Details to Follow”


2009 MFPI Basic Mountaineering Course Schedule

Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines Inc.
Education Committee
2009 Schedule of Basic Mountaineering Course

Basic Mountaineering Course Mindanao – 2nd MFSM Congress Samal Island
Date: May 30-31, 2009
Contact Person: Jhune Bacus
Phone no: 0918-5064545
Instructor: TBA

Basic Mountaineering Course- Luzon NCR
Date: July 25-26, 2009
Contact Persons: Shey Gutierrez MemCom
Phone no: 0920-9676744
Instructor: Jong Narcisco

Basic Mountaineering Course Visayas
Date August 29-30, 2008
Contact Person: Alan Salazar
Email: paniktrek@yahoo. com
Phone no: : 09052763403; 412-2310
Instructor: Eugene Abarquez

Basic Mountaineering Course Mindanao – Davao City
Date: September. 26-27, 2009
Contact Persons:  Reina Bontuyan
Email: viajerooutdoors@
Phone no: 0917-7081568
Instructor: TBA

Basic Mountaineering Course- Luzon (NCR)
Date: October 24-25, 2009
Contact Person: Shey Gutierrez
Phone no: 0920-9676744
Instructor: Regie Pablo

Basic Mountaineering Course Visayas
Date November 21-22, 2009
Contact Person: Alan Salazar
Email: paniktrek@yahoo. com
Phone no: 0917-3353260; 412-2310
Instructor: Nino Capangpangan

Basic Mountaineering Course – Mindanao Forum
Date: December 2009
Contact Person: Reina Bontuyan
Hosted by: TBA
Instructor: Eric Bontuyan

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

NCR and Northern Luzon
Elmer Cabotage 0918-9335241

Southern Luzon
Mar Melendres 0917-5259798

Bicol Region
George Cordovilla 0915-4224508

Eastern and Central Visayas Region
Alan Salazar 0905-2763403

Western Visayas Region
Genesis Bolauro 0917-3006616

North Western and Central Mindanao Region
Reina Bontuyan 0917-7081568

Eastern Mindanao Region
Danny Sayson 0929-3908244

Southern Mindanao Region
Danilo “Jhune” Bacus 0918-5064545