One afternoon, I was surprised to see on my Facebook wall that someone from the Kidapawan Tourism Office invited me to like a page. I was curious, so I checked and saw loads of pictures and dates of events, which were quite recent. Soon after that, I started reading the news updates, from top to bottom, which I think are very interesting as they include useful information such as climbing Mount Apo and local events.
Here, I have written down important details for anyone who wishes to know more about climbing Mt. Apo. Anyone interested can apply and register themselves. I also learned that orientation and training sessions are organised, which I think is a very good idea. It gives them more knowledge and awareness to be prepared before trekking.
As far as I have read, these organised events also mentioned official and accredited mountain guides, which I am sure would be useful for both foreigners and locals. That would actually help them have correct directions along the trail and make their trip much easier, However, before anyone thinks that hiking up Mt. Apo is a walk in the park, even with a guide things can happen that cannot be avoided such as unexpected bad weather that sometimes can occur. Fortunately, there are very few incidents but you must always be careful.
What I would like to suggest is that if you have any plans to climb Mt. Apo, the best thing to do is go to Google and search. It's very easy, just type the keywords such as "Kidapawan tourism" and click "enter" then you will see various links. In order to make sure that you are getting correct information; scroll down and choose which one and which you think it matches what you are looking for.
Writing this blog is my one way of helping to promote what we have in Mindanao like the famous Mt. Apo. The Kidapawan Tourism Office Facebook page is very inviting. I really hope that these ideas of mine can help. I just like the thought that more and more guests and tourists will be coming over, visiting and seeing our natural beauty spots, like Lake Agco, which is very popular with the locals. I love that place. I was there last year with my son, it was really nice experience.
I really do believe that the tourism officials are doing their best. I can see that they keep adding new updates of activities with pictures of them, on what's going on ahead of time. A long time ago, we did not have anything like this in Kidapawan. I am so glad that our city has improved. Business is booming. Fingers crossed.
For more information please contact Mr. Joey Recimilla, Tourism Officer of Kidapawan.
City Tourism Office (64) 278 3344