On May 10 this year, a common drive will unite mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts all over the Philippines – a drive to clean up the country’s many mountains. Of course, regular cleanup climbs are organized throughout the year. However, starting this year and through the efforts of Mr. Gideon Lasco (of pinoymountaineer.com fame) and other like-minded hikers, the 10th of May will now be dedicated not only to the upkeep of Philippine mountains, but also to promoting the preservation and protection of our forests, camping grounds, and trails.
The event, a nationwide activity, will not be spearheaded by Mr. Lasco. He is the primal proponent of the cause, but it will be up to different groups and climb organizers to gather participants and facilitate the different cleanup climbs in different areas. This is one thing that makes the cause special. It will be of the whole community, for the whole community, and by the whole community.
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