Day 1 / May 25, 2011 / Wednesday: - Nhan & Jaymz: Zest Air flight from Manila to Kalibo, Aklan - Riggz: Philippine Airlines flight from Cebu City to Iloilo City, Iloilo. - Nhan & Jaymz: Tricycle ride from Kalibo International Airport to Ceres Bus Terminal in Kalibo Proper; rode the Ceres Bus plying the route of Kalibo to San Jose de Buenavista, Antique - Riggz: Van from Iloilo City to Culasi.
- Reached Culasi, Antique and prepared paperworks (letter of intent) for Mayor's Permit and Police Clearance/Safe Conduct Pass. - Tricycle ride to Barangay Camancijan. - Habal-Habal ride to Barangay Alojipan to meet our guides- Dimas and Adonis Maquiling. - Overnight stay at the Barangay Center Hall.
Day 2 / May 26, 2011 / Thursday: - Woke-up 0100hrs and prepared for the trek to Hanggud Tubi. - Started the trek at 0200hrs. - Reached breakfast point before 0600hrs. - Continued the trek to Hanggud Tubi. - Decided to revise the itinerary to camp at Hanggud Tubi rather than the Boundary Camp (boundary of Aklan and Antique) because of the deteriorating weather (Typhoon Songda/Chedeng). - Reached Hanggud Tubi Camp by 0930hrs. - By midday, the weather turned from bad to worst. Hunkered-down at camp throughout the day. - By 1900hrs, decided to abort the climb due to foul weather. - Soaked overnight stay at camp.
Day 3 / May 27, 2011 / Friday: - 0000hrs: soaked to the bone (in my case) - 0530hrs: wake-up call by Riggz - 0600hrs: prepared and ate breakfast; cooked rice for lunch - 0700hrs: break camp - 0830hrs: descent - 1100hrs: reached breakfast point of Day2/May26; early lunch; received SMS from Culasi Municipal Information Officer John-John Sumanting, regarding update of our climb from the concerned Culasi Mayor, Hon. Joel A. Lomugdang; saw remnants of flooding by the swollen river coming from the slopes of Mount Madja-as; we counted 10 waterfalls off its west face. - Continued the descent. - 1400hrs: reached/crossed Bacong River - 1515hrs: reached Barangay Alojipan center - Cleaned-up, aired & sun-dried equipment, cooked meal, bathed, and Gold Eagle Beer/Daing na Pusit/Pork Tapa session. - 2330hrs: light-out.
Day 4 / May 28, 2011 / Saturday: - 0600hrs: wake-up call / breakfast / pack-up - 0900hrs: left Barangay Alojipan on Habal-Habal to Culasi Municipal Hall - 1030hrs: logged-out at Culasi Police Headquarters. - Batchoy-time! checked-out the seaside of Culasi to see if we could go to Malalison Island. - Seeing the rough sea, it would be dangerous to go to Malalison Island, so we decided to go our separate ways to Kalibo and Iloilo. - Nhan & Jaymz: bus to Kalibo (alighted at Nabas); to Caticlan for a sidetrip to Boracay (Malay). - Riggz: went straight to Iloilo city.
Boracay Sidetrip (Nhan & Jaymz): - Hailed a van to Tabon port, Caticlan. - Pump boat at Tabon port to Boracay Island. - Rode tricycle to Station 2/3 area. - Checked-in at Villa de Oro Resort (fronting White Beach); continued to dry soaked equipment. - Walked the length of White Beach to check-out the 'scene.' - Boracay immersion. - Buffet dinner at Station 2. - Guilly's Island Resto-Bar post-climb meeting. - Booze-induced lights-out.
Day 5 / May 29, 2011 / Sunday: - 0600hrs: Woke-up and hunted for breakfast place. Longganisang Lucban breakfast. - 0830hrs: Walk to Bulabog Beach. - 0930hrs: Tricycle ride to Pukka Beach. - 1000hrs: Back at Villa de Oro Resort to pack-up and check-out. last minute buying of 'pasalubongs/pampadulas.' - 1330hrs: Left Boracay for Caticlan and Kalibo (to Kalibo International Airport). - 1530hrs: Deadtime. - 1700hrs: Check-in. - 1905hrs: Zest Air flight departure to Manila; no plane in sight. - 1930hrs: Arrival of Zest Air flight to Manila; Boarding. - 1950hrs: Left Kalibo, Aklan. - 2040hrs: Arrive at Manila Domestic Airport.
--- Logistical Requirements: (look for the Municipal Information Officer/Tourism Officer - Mr. John-John U. Sumanting) 1. Letter of Intent (including: climbing member's information with mobile contact number and guide/s information) 2. Mayor's Permit (fee/head/day) 3. PNP Clearance (fee/head)
After completing the above requirements, the MI/T Officer will provide copies and receipts of the above plus a Safe Conduct Pass Notice (to be given to the PA/PNP Detachment halfway between Brgys. Camancijan and Alojipan).
Coordinate with Adonis Maquiling for guiding requirements and scheduling (both for Alojipan or Flores routes).
Contact Information: * Mr. John-John U. Sumanting - (036)-277-8077 / 0916-324-5068 / firstname.lastname@example.org * Mr. Adonis Maquiling - 0929-793-4067
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