Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Our trip to Bislig Surigao del Sur last August 21-22 was delighted with a community immersion, giving little gifts to the inhabitants there, but generating huge smiles from their faces.

We had our first stop at sitio Sote, a small village inhabited by the Kamayo tribe. It is also said to be the breeding ground of the extinct Philippine Eagle. They had worst experience during their struggle against the investment of PICOP (Paper Industry Company of the Philippines). We conducted medical mission, relief goods distribution, operation alay gupitand child feeding. It was indeed a great activity. The little smiles of the village kids and oldies had bloated our hearts to weightless proportion. First day side trip was river trekking to Libas Falls.

On the second day, we proceeded to the almost-paradise Tinuy-an Falls - a curtain-shaped waterfalls cascading the Tinuy-an river.

P.S.: Sitio Sote and Tinuy-an are forested area. With the present settlement around and with the influx of tourists coming in, these sitios are in danger of environmental damage.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sometimes, bad luck just comes around unnoticed

On July 18, 2009; Julpanz and Papong got hit in their respective faces by an unidentified robber at Tibolo while attending wedding ceremony of a close friend. Julpanz obtained bruises at the left portion of his head and face while Papong endured the split of his left ear which gained him 9 stitches. The suspect was said to be under the influence of liquor during the incidence who went straight to the house where the victims slept. It happened at about 3:30 in the morning.

For now, Papong is back to his usual funny self while Julpanz, according to the x-ray result, gained negative consequences in the internal and external head parts.

One note of caution: Beware of bad people around, you might felt complacent about them knowing they’re good as you think, but they also thought the other way around. To endure in the midst of crisis, bad people are ready to kill just to earn a living. So sad, indeed.