TWIN DAY HIKE: Mt. Binacayan & Mt. Pamitinan

Last Chinese New Year, February 8, 2016, my friends and I went to Brgy. Wawa, Montalban, Rizal to have a twin day hike.

We rode a van from Cubao (near Jollibee Shopwise) going to Montalban, in fact the conductor asked us if we are going to Brgy. Wawa. The fare cost us 100 pesos back and forth. It took us 1 hour I think or 45 minutes to reach Montalban. It was early in the morning so there was no traffic.

We rode a tricycle going to Brgy. Wawa, driver as overpricing, 20 pesos each!!! but on our way home it was only 10 pesos per head >.<

Once you reach Brgy. Wawa, you will register first at the DENR office, there you will pay 2 pesos per head, write your name and contact number, after which they will tell you who’s your tour guide. The tour guide will let you register at the Barangay Hall. There’s a donation box there (well, it’s safe to put 20 peso bill or more).

We decided to climb first Mt. Binacayan.

 

It was first an easy trek with Mt. Paraoagan’s view but once you see the stair of limestones, the trek did not went easy. I suggest you wear shorts under your pants because my friend’s pants had us telling him RIPped jeans hahahaha! :p

wear footwear that is really for hikinf lilke sandugo sandals and just wear socks. Also you can bring your own gloves or buy near the area.

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Mt. Paraoagan (Parawagan as seen from Mt. Binacayan during ascend)

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It took us 4 hours to go up and down Mt. Binacayan.

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overlooking WAWA RIVER

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Limestones and friends

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WAWA RIVER and Sierra Madre 

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At the summit overlooking Mt. Pamitinan

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Happy 3 friends

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NICE!!

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Wawa River

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We decided to eat lunch first. After 45 minutes… we started trekking Mt. Pamitinan. Mt. Pamitinan is easier to climb than Mt. Binacayan but since we’re just beginners, it felt like the trail was harder because we were already tired.

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Hanging Bridge over Wawa River

$ hours going up and down. The trail is more manageable.

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WAWA DAM

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Will be uploading more photos here :)

Thankful about God’s Creation. There’s so much mountains Philippines has to offer. I hope these mountains will continue to be protected areas by the government, and these areas, I hope so, will also be respected by tourists, and maintained by the locals.

Sadly, there are other hills and/or mountains that are being quarried, and some are being converted to subdivisions. That is really disturbing. Please do something about this DENR, LGUs and Philippine Government.

SOON.. Mt. Hapunang-Banoi. :)

Jokes Part II

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Philippine Law Reviewers

Laugh out your stress.  Read the best Filipino lawyer’s jokes from Atty. Lauro (Larry) Gacayan.

Thank you, Atty. Gacayan, for sharing your jokes.

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IMPOSIBLE!

Isang araw, napansin ni John na sobrang problemado ang kanyang kaibigan na si Abe.

John: Mukhang may malalim ata tayung problema pare ah?

Abe: Oo nga pare.

John: Ano yun?

Abe: Pare, nabuntis ko yung sekretarya ko!

John: Di ba sinabi ko nun na hwag kalimutang gagamit ng contraceptives?

Abe: Pare, gumagamit naman ako ng condom lagi!

John: Makinig ka pare at ipapaliwanag ko!

Abe: Sige nga pare at takut akung malaman ito ng kumare mo.

John: May isang lalake na umakyat ng gubat na may dala-dalang payong. Biglang may sumalubong sa kanya na malaking tigre na akmang papatay sa kanya. Kinalabit niya ang pindutan ng payung niya at may narinig siyang malakas na tunog ng baril. Patay ang malaking tigre!

Abe: Hahahaha..Imposible naman yun…

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The Philippine Constitution

Poetry and Prose

PREAMBLE

We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society, and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity, the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution.

source:

http://www.gov.ph/the-philippine-constitutions/the-1987-constitution-of-the-republic-of-the-philippines/the-1987-constitution-of-the-republic-of-the-philippines-preamble/

 

Let us examine the meaning of each point

Sovereign means Filipinos are independent people who can exercise supreme or permanent authority in their nation. The Filipinos have the ultimate power to rule in their country. 

Imploring means the Filipinos are begging for help or mercy.

Just means the Philippine society should be guided by fairness, reason, and truth.

Humane society means a society with tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people.

Embody

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Mt. Pico de Loro and Parrot’s Beak

Last January 10, 2016 My friend and I climbed Mt. Pico de Loro Summit and Parrot’s Beak Monolith.

Mt. Pico de Loro is situtated between Cavite and Batangas. We climbed from the Ternate, Cavite DENR station and went back to the same trail. Some hikers prefer traversing from the Parrot’s Beak going to Nasugbu, Batangas.

It was my second hike so far. The trail is actually steeper and more challenging than that of Mt. Pinatubo. But you have to be careful since its a bit slippery and also rocky.

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Our tour guide, Kuya Marvin. He’s very friendly and funny!

Our group was happy with Kuya Marvin’s service, so we  decided to give him additional tip. =) And they have guide dogs too (cute!) who will join the hikers. Elli was our guide dog but he was busy sniffing rats and/or snakes around so he was left behind according to our tour guide.

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Elli the Guide Dog

For the registration before the start of the trek you will need to pay 25 pesos and log in your name at the DENR station and you will meet your tour guide.

There will be 8 stations. You will see the number painted on tree trunks. If you’re tired you can just tell your tour guide to take a rest for a few minutes. After the 8th station you will reach the camp site. There you can eat and take some pictures near the cliff. Once you are instructed by your tour guide, you can now hike the summit of Mt. Pico de Loro.

The summit of Mt. Pico de Loro is higher than the summit of Parrot’s Beak. We did some crawling and climbing stuff and we were told to step on the hard rocks because the little rocks will make you slide downward which is dangerous.

 

it took us almost an hour or two before our  turn to climb the monolith- parrot’s beak. Damn! It was very cold and windy!

Its a sigh relief once you reach the top. For me this was the most challenging part of the hike since my legs are short, its very hard to position my foot on what rock should I step on specially while going down the monolith.

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Mt. Pico de Loro summit in the background :)

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Now back to reality. Work and Law School.

Next adventure ⇒ Wawa Dam/Wawa River, Pamitinan Cave, Mt. Pamitinan and Mt. Binacayan located at Montalban, Rizal. =)

History and Nature of Impeachment and Judicial Review

Batas Pinoy

“THE PHILIPPINES IS A DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN STATE.  SOVEREIGNTY RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE AND ALL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY EMANATES FROM THEM.”[1]

A Republican form of government rests on the conviction that sovereignty should reside in the people and that all government authority must emanate from them.  It abhors the concentration of power on one or a few, cognizant that power, when absolute, can lead to abuse, but it also shuns a direct and unbridled rule by the people, a veritable kindling to the passionate fires of anarchy.  Our people have accepted this notion and decided to delegate the basic state authority to principally three branches of government — the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judiciary – each branch being supreme in its own sphere but with constitutional limits and a firm tripod of checks and balances.  The Constitution is the written manifestation of the sovereign will of the people.

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