mountain04SIKAP-BUNDOK is the acronym for “SAMAHAN SA IKAUUNLAD NG KAPALIGIRAN, PAMAYANAN AT KABUNDUKAN.” Its official English name is MECSO, which is the acronym for its official English translation “Mountain, Environment and Community Service Organization.”

SIKAP-BUNDOK is a Philippine-based mountaineering-oriented outdoors club with strong environmental and service ethics. It also emphasizes internal discipline and skills training among its members in particular, and encourages the same among the local mountaineering community in general.


Climbing Half Dome

Note: This was also posted in my son’s blog: http://www.jethroo.org/climbing-half-dome/ When I left Philippines in 1997 for a greener pasture in the United States, one of the families I left behind is my mountaineering family – Sikap Bundok, which is a Philippine-based mountaineering-oriented outdoors club with strong environmental and community service ethics. I left behind weekends …

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Cristita B. Dimacali In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF CBD. That was how she was referred to in Sikap Bundok communications.  To friends and colleagues she was Tita.  To the children of Isla Verde she was Tita Tita (Aunt Tita).  Incidentally, those children are adults now. She was one of the seven founding members of the club, one of the seven …

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Dueg VI Narrative

DUEG VI 14-15 Jan 2017 VICTORY SNATCHED FROM THE JAWS OF DISASTER (Recap) For various reasons, the supplies convoy from Quezon City left past 2400H of the 13th. Further delays due to ongoing works at the Candaba Viaduct portion of NLEX caused the convoy to reach Dr. Toledo’s place in Poblacion Norte, San Clemente, Tarlac …

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Epiphany #2

Jong and I are being guided by the universe on how we parent our children. As years pass by, it truly becomes clear why Alexis and Tisha chose us to be their parents, because we will be providing them the opportunity to discover their mission in this life. Synchronicities led us to meet people who …

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