The Dept of Environment and Natural Resources in Benguet has issued a warning to mountain climbers about the dangers of going to Mt. Pulag.
With zero visibility on Mt. Pulag 9, 593 ft) on Thursday the weather bureau could not confirm if the temperature had really plunged to zero Celsius (32 F) on the country’s second highest peak as reported by some news outlets.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) does not have a monitoring station on Pulag.
Pagasa Administrator Nathaniel Servando said he heard the reports about the zero-degree weather but he could not confirm it.