Mt. Pulag, at over 2,900 meters above sea level, is the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest in the country.
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Rain, wind close down Mount Pulag trails
Rosette Adel ( - June 10, 2018 - 11:29am

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Information Agency of Cordillera on Sunday announced that hiking and trekking on Mount Pulag through the Akiki trail will temporarily be not allowed due to the inclement weather.

The Akiki trail is temporarily closed to the public while those tourists our mountaineers heading via Badabak trail or Ambangeg were advised to stay put at the Ranger Station.

“Habagat [is] causing strong winds and heavy rains in the vicinity of the park,” the PIA said.

The state weather bureau earlier said Tropical Storm Domeng is no longer affecting the country but it continues to enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat which brings rains across the country.

READ: Habagat brings rains as ‘Domeng’ leaves Philippines

PAGASA said rains will continue to persist until Monday.

Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest in the country at over 2,900 meters above sea level.

The Akiki trail was also closed for three months earlier this year due to a blaze that damaged at least six hectares of the grasslands at the top of Mount Pulag. It has been reopened late April. — with Artemio Dumlao

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