Posted: April 30th, 2012 | Filed under: MindaNews | Tags: boulder face challenge, cresenciano sabal, davao del sur, gerald sabal, mt. apo, sibulan, sta cruz |
STA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur (MindaNews/29 April) — Brothers Cresenciano and Gerald Sabal of Team Bebang from Manila outpaced defending champion Jonathan Pido of Team Carmen (Davao del Norte) and his partner in the 2nd International Boulder Face Challenge, a 24-hour endurance race from the town proper to the peak of Mt. Apo and back.
The brothers finished the race in 15 hours, 38 minutes and 33 seconds, ahead by at least 21 minutes from the second-placer.
Of 44 teams when the event kicked off on Saturday morning, 19 teams had finished the race as of 2:30 pm Sunday while 10 other teams quit the race, said Tourism Officer Camilia Infiesto.
Thirty-year old Cresenciano told Mindanews it was their first time to reach the summit of Mt. Apo. He described the trek as grueling since it was raining when they reached the peak. Read More »
Posted: April 28th, 2012 | Filed under: MindaNews | Tags: boulder face challenge, davao del sur, mt. apo, sibulan, sta cruz |
STA CRUZ, Davao delSur (MindaNews/28 April) – Forty four teams are currently navigating through rugged terrain to scale Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak, as the 2ndInternational Boulder Face Challenge kicked off on Saturday morning and is expected end before lunch time Sunday.
As of 2:30 pm Saturday, Jonathan Pido along with his partner in Team Carmen from Davao del Norte was the first pair reach the boulders area after around nine hours of grueling challenge.
Pido, a policeman by profession, won the 1st International Boulder Face Challenge last year. Read More »
Posted: February 26th, 2009 | Filed under: News Events, Photojournalism | Tags: aboitiz, davao, hedcor, sibulan, sta cruz |
Unlike last week in Samal Island, where President Arroyo made a quick appearance before the press. This time in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. It’s better , she stayed for about 15 minutes and left for Cagayan de Oro City. What happened in Sta Cruz, well…photo ops and nothing. Still wondering what was her purpose in this recent visit. Read More »