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3rd International Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge to boost tourism and environmental protection

3rd International Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge to boost tourism and environmental protection

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Municipal Government of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur will hold the International Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge on 27 – 28 April 2013 to further raise tourism activity and awareness on environmental protection for the Philippines’ highest peak.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Municipal Government of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur will hold the International Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge on 27 – 28 April 2013 to further raise tourism activity and awareness on environmental protection for the Philippines’ highest peak.

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DOT Media Release
April 2013 Page 1
MEDIA RELEASE
02 April 2013
 3
rd
International Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge to boost tourism andenvironmental protection
The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Municipal Government of Sta.Cruz, Davao del Sur will hold the International Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge on27
 –
28 April 2013 to further raise tourism activity and awareness on environmentalprotection for the Philippines
highest peak.
“T
he protection of the environment is a major thrust of tourism. Our 21
st
 century tourists are more discerning and tend to patronize destinations withsustainable practices. The Davao region boasts of many unique offerings andattractions: the durian, waling-waling, Philippine Eagle, and the Mt. Apo. Top that
with the community’s active advoc
acy for protection, and we will have more desirabletourists appreciating these natural assets,
Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez,Jr. enthused.The third international installment of the race and its sixth overall spans 113.3kilometers: 47.8 km of biking, 50 km of trekking, 3.5 km of water tubing, and 12 km of road running. Any team of three, composed of two racers and one logistics crew, allabove 18 years old, are allowed to
 join the race. “For regular climbers, it takes two
days to climb the peak of Mt. Apo and one day to descend. This competition invitesparticipants to do a 24-
hour climb of Mt. Apo and back,” DOT Region XI Director 
 Arturo Boncato said.

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