Monday, June 29, 2009


The second MOUNT APO SEPTEMBER CLIMB is set on September 17-20, 2009 via Sibulan-Kidapawan traverse trails. As usual, spearheading this expedition will be the following: LOGSAC, TEAK, Sta. Cruz MCTCA, Municipal Government of Sta. Cruz, Mountaineering Federation of Southern Mindanao and SAVERS Rescue Group.

Registration Fee is pegged at 2,300 pesos inclusive of the following: Back and Fourth Transportation from Davao City to jump off point, Registration and Exit Fee, Activity I.D., Souvenir T-shirt, Certificate of Climb, Zip Line rides at Camp Sabros and 1 Night Hotel Accommodation at Davao City with free Breakfast.

Slots are limited, first booking first serve. For inquiries and reservations, please contact GABO (09193142117) or JULIUS (09208567991).

Sunday, June 21, 2009


In the heart of sitio Kidaran, Barangay Tibolo, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur nestles the Bagobo-Tagabawa Cultural Village project. It is a project on culture and tourism showcasing the culture and traditions of the Bagobo tribe. Features highlighting the scenery while dipping their hot native coffee and experiencing the area's cool ambiance includes sight-seeing Mt. Apo in all its glory and overlooking the entire Davao Gulf area......

Monday, June 15, 2009

Freedom Climb 2009 – Mt. Apo Sibulan-Kidapawan Traverse

I’m glad we have made a worthy participation to the first ever Annual Freedom Climb slated on June 11-14, 2009 to Mount Apo via Sibulan-Kidapawan traverse trail. Thanks to the Philippine National Mountaineering Society (PNMS) who spearheaded this unified mountaineering effort.

Our expedition was actually beyond the normal, although we have completed the schedules reflected in our itinerary. Composed of 5 guests from Bicol, 1 guest from Manila and 3 guests from Palawan plus 5 Mindanao compatriots (Gabo, Julpanz, Papong, Kiba and Shei), we have made the first side trip to Camp Sabros in the first day and had our flag-raising ceremony at the summit on the 13th, as well as the distribution of certificates on the 14th which we did in Lake Venado. We were 14 members then, but the memories came very wild that we weren’t able to recognize the interruption of rains, muds and all others.

My club LOGSAC, along with Gabo-led TEAK had remarkably left an ink spot to each and every individual who joined the expedition. We have all put some reasons why Andres Bonifacio should be happy during the climb. The singing of the national anthem was more than the usual singing, it was even a pure internalization of the song. Where on earth can you find singers whose bodies were covered with unfriendly fogs, chilling with the coldest wind in Mindanao while mowing the lyrics “ibon mang may layang lumipad”?

Freedom Climb, indeed. When we reached Mt. Apo summit, we could not help but emptied ourselves with physical, psychological and emotional restrictions. We were all wild as we got drunk. Our ideals about the world were tremendous, not even Barack Obama could withstand. And of course, who could stop us from conversing and debating about who is the best lead vocalist the world has ever produced (For me it’s a tossup between Francis M and Ely Buendia of Eraserheads). Occasionally, we had some contention about whose going to bed the lone lady we used to hand carry….but that never stopped our short but chronic insanity. Indeed, we were having our Freedom Climb.

We were Freedom Climbers then, and we call ourselves weekend patriots. Amidst all controversies hemming in all sides of our beloved Philippines such as the outbreak of A(H1N1), the Katrina-Hayden Kho Sex Video Scandal and the latest Constitutional Assembly initiative, we stood out as one great entity capable of turning the tables around for the good of our country. Kudos Freedom Climbers.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Here's some of the photos taken during the Mountaineering Federation of Southern Mindanao (MFSM) Congress held last May 30-31, 2009 at Punta Del Sol Resort, Island Garden City of Samal.
Notes: LOGSAC won 3rd place in the inter-club volleybal competition and 2nd place in the Kayak Competiton (along with AMECC).

Walang katapusang sawsawan sa tubig

Jamming with Popong Landero

Faridah joining the Scuba Diving Activity