P16-M fine, prison time for trekkers in Mount Pulag fire - News Summed Up

P16-M fine, prison time for trekkers in Mount Pulag fire


BAGUIO CITY — The mountain trekkers who triggered the fire on Jan. 20 that damaged 5.9 hectares of grassland at Mount Pulag may end up paying P16 million and serving six years in prison. Mount Pulag, the highest peak in Luzon, is a critical biodiversity area due to its rich plant and animal life. ADVERTISEMENTThe trekkers’ butane stove burst at a campsite. One of them panicked and threw the burning stove toward the grassland, causing damage estimated at P2.3 million. Pulag and Mt.


Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer February 13, 2018 20:03 UTC


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