Day2 – 09/20/2015: National Clean up Day, NCR Trekkers Let’s Do It!
We left Sitio Can-Ampao at Barangay Agsuwao, Catmon at around 11:45AM. We we’re actually 45 minutes late from our Itinerary. We were on our way to Barangay Macaas with a rumbling stomach on top of another bumpy ride for more than an hour. With all the tree branch slapping and the pouring of the rain is an added challenge aside from balancing ourselves to stand still in an almost nothing to hold on to mini dump truck but the side of the dump bed. And oh! It’s worth mentioning that Young Clever guide had dived twice on the dump bed because its really hard sometimes to balance when your hiding from the branches trying to slap your face on a bumpy rough road, and she managed to handle it gracefully – like a pro – like nothing had happened.. LoL..
We arrived at Hon. Loyola’s place in Barangay Macaas quarter to 1PM, soaked from the rain with a ravenous and voracious tummy! Lunch was ready when we arrived and have the “Boodle Fight” started at 1PM after settling down.
The Cleanup Drive:
All of the 40 volunteers from the Trek and cave exploration had joined the cleanup drive. The number had gotten bigger when around 50 4P’s ( Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) volunteers of Brgy Macaas, few more from Accenture and other individual volunteers had joined the cause.
The Clean up kicked off with a short briefing on waste collection and segregation at 2PM. The group was divided into 2, the NCR Trekkers group and the Accenture Outdoor Enthusiast group. To lead each group, the 4Ps volunteers were divided into 2 also. NCR Trekkers were assigned to clean the Northeast coast up to Sitio Laplaya, Macaas from Hon Loyola’s place while the other group to the opposite side.
Collecting trashes on the public places esp the coastal area is not that easy though. But the cause is to help clean our mother earth and to inspire and spread awareness to everyone that our trashes will remain trash until we pick it up and dispose it the right way. Cleaning won’t be bothersome if we the citizens are disciplined and responsible enough to our mess even in a very simple way. Like not throwing candy wrappers anywhere after eating it. Keep it in the absence of trash cans and have it properly dispose when you can find one. Imagine if 1 million people of the country consumes an average of 1 candy everyday and just throw it anywhere, in a year that was hell of a trash, let alone the cigarette buts, bottles, etc that are improperly disposed.
“Cleanliness is next to Godliness” as they say, so let’s be empowered within ourselves, make an example and inspire everyone else! Let’s continue the cause and be more responsible within ourselves even if others will not, be more disciplined even if others are not! Together we can make a difference, we can make this world a better place to live like the way it should be.
The Cleanup Drive on the National Clean Up Day wrapped up at 4:50PM with buko and a group picture at 5PM for all participants of the activity. Let’s do It Philippines, Let’s do it next time, and I am proud that I am one of the 5 million! #LetsDoItPh #iAm5Million
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After the Clean Up Activity:
Till next time. Stay tuned for more adventure stories and thanks for dropping by.
Modified Itinerary (Based on actual time):
|4:00AM||Meetup at the Capitol Governor’s entrance|
|5:30AM||ETD from Cebu Provincial Capitol|
|7:10AM||ETA Catmon police station (Registration)|
|9:30AM||ETA at Agsuwao Jump-off|
|9:45AM||Start Trek from Sitio Can-Ampao, Agsuwao, Catmon to Base camp|
|11:00AM||ETA Basketball court at Brgy. Cambangkaya ( jump-off for other trekkers who opt t o ride Habal2x)|
|12:00NN||ETA sitio Lumanoy brgy. Cambangkaya (basecamp)|
|12:00NN||Lunch near basecamp|
|4:00PM||Back to basecamp (Last group)|
|3:00AM||Wake up call; prepare breakfast|
|5:30AM||ETD – Assault to Torre|
|7:20AM||ETA – Torre Peak|
|9:00AM||Back to basecamp; break camp|
|10:00AM||Descend to Bgry. Cambangkaya|
|11:45AM||ETA Brgy. Cambangkaya (waiting area for our rides)|
|12:30PM||ETA Catmon police station (logout)|
|12:45PM||ETA Brgy Macaas, Catmon|
|01:00PM||Boddle Fight lunch at Brgy. Macaas (Hon. Loyola’s Carenderia)|
|5:00PM||ETD – Back to Cebu City|
|8:00PM||ETA – Cebu City (due to traffic and connecting trips)|