Sagada, Mt. Pulag, Mt. Purgatory closed to tourists

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) has temporarily suspended starting Friday morning all tourism activities in Sagada, Mt. Purgatory, and Mt. Pulag.

Frances Ivy Carasi, Office of the Civil Defense Cordillera (OCD-CAR) information officer, relayed the advisory from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Park and Management Office as well as the local DRRMC.

The advisory states that hiking, trekking, and caving at the three favorite destinations in the Cordillera Region are temporarily suspended due to the threats of tropical storm “Jolina”.

Mt. Pulag and Mt. Purgatory are both located in Bokod, Benguet, while Sagada is located in the Mountain Province.

The provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mountain Province are presently under typhoon signal number 2, while Apayao province is under signal number 1.

Classes have also been suspended as of Friday.