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.
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