An Earth Day post: Trash left in Mt. Apo

Last Holy Week, my husband Jeff and his outdoor group, PHINOE, had their successful climb in Mt. Apo. As usual, Jeff showed me magnificent photos of Mt. Apo. But what caught my attention is this:

trash left in Mt. Apo

trash left in Mt. Apo

Ironically, the unsightly trash belong to the group of Sec. Ace Durano when they had their climb as part of promoting Mt. Apo in the tourism industry. Another website is talking about the irresponsible mountaineering made by the group by leaving their tarpaulin hanging in one of the boulders. The mountain is not a good spot for a campaign.

taken from: http://www.istorya.net/forums/politics-and-current-events/187445-sec-durano-namulitika-sa-mt-apo.html

taken from: http://www.istorya.net/forums/politics-and-current-events/187445-sec-durano-namulitika-sa-mt-apo.html

The image above was taken by a mountaineer while he was passing the boulder section of Mt. Apo last holy week . Sec. Durano and his group of climbers LEFT this tarpaulin in the boulder section of the mountain and DID NOT brought it back with them when they descended.  from Istorya.net

Sec. Ace Durano and the Department of Tourism may have all the good motives in upping the adventure and travel industry in Davao but aside from that, environmental concern should also follow. The event should not all be for the sake of media promotion but being proud of the Philippines and all it has to offer, preserving and maintaining these treasures is compulsory. Let me leave with you with a saying that all nature trekkers must adamantly impose:

Take nothing but pictures
Kill nothing but time
Leave nothing but footprints

Comments

  1. Hey Badet! Sabi ko na nga ba ikaw yung Badet na dumalaw sa blog ko before. Umaakyat din kami and if I’m not mistaken, sumama kaw sa grp ng ATMC?

    Anyway, they shouldn’t have left that banner up there. They should know.

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  2. Fran, I’m an avid reader of your blog when I was still blogging at Xanga. Alam ko umaakyat ka rin dati, haaay, tagal na no? 🙂

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  3. tsk tsk tsk… this is too bad! can I grab it? can I lol! Promoting tourism and trash at the same time or being a sample of a bad example? tsk tsk.

    earthlingorgeous’s last blog post..Blessings Are Pouring

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  4. thats so sad….the first pic I mean. After all, if you wanna promote tourism, you gotta protect your tourist destinations. Actually, whats sadder pa is that often times, yung Pinoy pa ang nagiiwan ng basura, whereas the foreigners that come see our country value our surroundings.

    Ria’s last blog post..Earth Day Customer Dis-service.

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  5. hi badet! that’s really frustrating…. you know we grew up being told to put our trash in our pockets or bags and throw it once we get home. it’s saddening that others are also trained in letting other people pick up their own trash….

    jehan’s last blog post..Gone Are the Days…2 killed, 5 hurt in Baguio Blast

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  6. This is defintely not right…nakakalungkot naman ito. At tong mga politician na to – pakalat kalat ang mga mukha nila sa kung saan saan.Imbis na yung ginastos nila panggawa ng banner ay ginastos na lang sana sa pagtulong sa mga mahihirap.

    Jade’s last blog post..The Future Rural Life Part II

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  7. tsk tsk tsk, kung sino pa ang dapat na magpatupad, sila pa ung sumusuway 🙁

    madz’s last blog post..Personalized Tumbler

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  8. Looking at those pictures even the trash 🙂 make me homesick. I’m from Davao, so malapit lang kami talaga but I’ve never been there. Hinde ko kaya ganun kalayo but my bro always got there during Holy week.

    Gina’s last blog post..Batik Collection

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  9. Sec. Durano and his group should lead example in preserving and maintaining our natural resources. I hope that Sec. Durano make a way to remove his tarp as matter of delicadeza

    Vlad’s last blog post..Criminologist Board Exam Results Released

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  10. why’d they bring such a poster with them there in the first place? here in tokyo, the trash left behind by trekkers in mt.fuji has also become a problem ;-(

    cpsanti’s last blog post..Leave it up to Fate: Chapter Fifteen

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  11. @Vlad, the guide of my husband’s group took down that poster. It’s such a shame that other people have to clean up their trash.

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  12. grabe naman, kung sino pa yung dapat na mas informed at nakakaalam, sila pa yung mas walang pakialam. tsk…tsk…

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  1. badet says:

    read my http://tinyurl.com/dhs9vy (Earth Day post) about the trash left in Mt. Apo during the Holy Week. http://plurk.com/p/pna7z

  2. badet says:

    shares http://tinyurl.com/dhs9vy (the trash left in Mt. Apo). Guess who is responsible for the trash? http://plurk.com/p/pqbya

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