Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Front Page Featured Mt. Pico de Loro

I’ve been here twice and it’s nice to see it on the front page of Inquirer. Let’s help maintain and protect this beautiful mountain and our mother nature. “Kill nothing but time!”

Team L.O.S.T., that’s me in blue sitting. Photo Credits: Jonah de Leon

Let’s learn the 7 principles of Leave No Trace to protect the outback you can click here or can be found here. Be a responsible Mountaineer!

About Kalongkong Hiker

I am Paolo Mercado for 20 years I've been riding a bike, walking a lot and running a lot. I am Kalongkong Hiker, a trail runner, mountaineer and a biker that can also write a blog of my travels, adventures and places that I visited through walking, running and biking. I write to encourage others to stay healthy and fit. #KeepOnRunning #ShareTheRoad #KalongkongHiker
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2 Responses to Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Front Page Featured Mt. Pico de Loro

  1. Actually I’m from Brgy. Papaya Nasugbu Batangas. But I’m studying now here in Manila…I know how lucky you are if you found yourself there at the top of Pico de Loro….Hamilo coast…Let’s support the upcoming Earth Hour…Thank you guys..
    • Does Saving the Earth Cost You More Money?

    “Going green” means doing your part to save the Earth. But that doesn’t mean, transversely, that the environment is interested in saving your wallet. In fact, cost is one of the few excuses people can still pull out against green initiatives.
    But does saving the planet really cost you more money?
    It all depends on how you look at it. If you’re talking, for example, about purchasing green products, you might have an expensive leg to stand on. Organic food, most obviously, costs more than the mass-produced garden variety sustenance. So does organic cotton. Which, OK, means you might not want to buy organic clothes or organic furniture? And even I won’t push you into use organic cleaning products, which are doubly pricey when you consider that they aren’t, unfortunately, as effective as the toxic stuff.
    And yet…
    People rallying against green initiatives for monetary reasons often ignore the basic principles of the movement. For example, if you use less water, less heat and/or less gas your monthly bills will go down. Similarly, “borrowing” requires you to spend little-to-no money, while “buying” is … well, buying. And while other initiatives may cost you’re in the short-term – let’s say, purchasing a thermos for $5 and then, maybe a $35 coffee-maker -you and the environment will get paid back triple-fold. Think about how much every bottle of water or Grande Soy Misto costs you. Or, more importantly, how they look piled up in a landfill.
    If you then start to consider the money that these basic principles are saving you, aren’t you now inclined to shell out extra $$$ for some sheets?
    Can you think of other ways that green initiatives save you money? Or do you think saving the planet costs you too much?


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