Tuesday, August 25, 2009
TRIP TO BISLIG - MORE THAN JUST A GETAWAY
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.