14 mountaineers rescued in Bataan

Posted at 10/04/2012 2:34 PM | Updated as of 10/04/2012 8:02 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Fourteen trapped mountaineers from the Mapua Institute of Technology were rescued at Mt. Tarak in Mariveles, Bataan on Wednesday.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the fourteen student mountaineers were trapped at the Papaya River Base Camp due to heavy rains brought by tropical storm "Marce."

The rescued mountaineers were identified as:

Garnel Agustin
James Angeles
Eboy Angeles
Byron Baldivicio
Josel Buenafe

Jeo Galgona
Mon Magalong
Johndoe Mongawil
Earl Molina
Karra Lopez

Kim Czar Liu
Bonn Perlas
Bessy Villegas
Jet Tabasa

The mountaineers, who began their trek last October 1, were not injured and are now in safe condition.