6 mountaineers stranded
in Mt. Talinis rescued: PNP
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Six mountain climbers who got lost while trekking through Mt. Talinis in Valencia, Negros Oriental, were rescued by police and civilian search-and-rescue groups yesterday afternoon in Sitio Caipuhan, Barangay Apolong of the town.
The hikers were identified as Charles Salon, 22 year old; Antonieto Opelario, 21; Franz Emmanuel “Karl” Consing, 32; Mark Anthony Omega, 21; Jimmy Lumawag, 30; and Michael Whelan, 18.
The Philippine National Police received at around 1 a.m. Friday a call about the failure of the group, initially reported to have seven members, to return to Dumaguete on Thursday afternoon.