Second day in Hingyon Ifugao, distribution of school supplies
Renante MinaThursday, August 8, 2013 16 comments


After the flag ceremony

     Thanks to our Lord our God he gave us a strength that we survived to reach the school of Mt. Humalophop aside from the fact that it has a dark slippery trail and cold wind, also the rain poured that added challenge to our group, but the according to some of elder’s belief they say that was a blessing especially for the farmers.

     Second day in Ifugao and it was the day we were waiting for, thanks for a good weather and a brand new day, everyone is excited. After the flag ceremony, we started then to distribute school supplies and other goodies to the students of Mt Humalophop each of the students, you can see their excitement and big smile that serves as our multivitamins and gave energy to us, like what I’ve seen was early Christmas for them because they received gifts that can they use in their school.

Our team leader Ivan











Students of Mt. Humalophop

Backpackers, Guest and Teachers

     Before we say goodbye to the students of Mt. humalophop they prepared a thank you song to us, that touch to our heart and other participants make them cry, and I controlled my tears, that moment I said to my self I’m blessed I have complete uniforms, small amount of money on my pocket when I’m hungry I can buy for my snacks and I commute going to school, that time that I never knew how lucky I am because the others who are in the remote areas sacrificed even how far or how risky they need to walk going to school and their slippers are almost worn out because of the strenuous efforts by the students. I hope these are not hindrances to the students of Mt Humalophop for them to finish and to become success to their profession, someday they are the role model and future leader in their community or to be teacher to teach the other next generation in that school and to encourage others because the poverty is only a challenge to a person who wants to succeed.

Photo credit Backpackers

     Almost 9AM when we descent from the school of Mt. Humalophop because aside from Mt Humahophop we have other schools need to visit that have been assigned to us, while we were walking at the path of the rice terraces I look back to the school and took a picture, I feel the languid of the place.




     Way down from the mountain was another struggle again to our group but we need to rush because there were other students waiting to us. We saw the stunning view of rice terraces of Hingyon that we didn’t notice because we were caught dark on the trail going to Mt. Humalophop from afar it was just like stairs that’s almost perfect, from my stressful overload work and obligations in my everyday life I felt relieved because the tranquility of the place.



Rice terraces in Hingyon

     I think we are six on the lead ma’am Ann and I, we decided to follow sir Aron because he never took his rest and continue his hike, when we reached the barangay Mompolia we asked the group of police officers who were waiting us if they saw a guy ahead of us but they said “wala kami nakita kayo palang nauna”, we were shocked because we know he is on the lead and then it was reported that we were lost too, because the other participants behind of us were confused of the trail, everyone was in panic they were  trying to call us but my phone can’t be contact because before the hike I turned off my phone to reserve my battery just in-case of emergency and also ma’am Anne didn't notice someone’s calling to her. After 15 minutes, group of ma’am Ghei also arrived in the barangay they called her and reported that we were already there in Barangay.

     We want to catch up the time of their classes before they go home for us to distribute the school supplies, our team leader Ivan coordinated and was waiting for the instruction, unfortunately the other the students of the other schools assigned to us already went home, as the final instruction, we will go in Central because they’re waiting and they set up a simple program for us and to perform their traditional dance.

Practicing their native dance

     When we were in Central school of Hingyon, yummy foods were waiting for us hahaha gutom na talaga kami hindi pa kumain ng tanghalian at pagod pa. After we took our lunch they started their simple program, the police officers, faculties and other members of Bacpackers and guests joined the native dance of Ifugao as opening to the program, after that they showed to us and performed the ritual dance of Ifugao. I was amazed because even the kids in a new generation knew the dance and they still preserved their own cultures I hope this tradition will not vanish.










     For 1night and 2days in Ifugao, even for a short time mingle with the locals I learned a lot and indeed I consider our Ifugao outreach project as one the most memorable so far. We are proud we are the first group that came from Manila climb Mt. Humalophop. Until now I can’t get over our Ifugao the sounds of a beat of a gong, the velvety voice of the students of Mt. Humalophop and the ambiance of nature of Ifugao.

 Read this link: Our First day in Ifugao

16 comments:

naks said...

congratz sir mina...
more power sa mga makabuluhang akyat...

Mar Unplog said...

Wow naman! Isa rin yang mga outreach na malalayo ang gusto kong maranasan! Congrats sa grupo nyo. Well Done!

blissfulguro said...

wow! good job guys! :)

Joy said...

sobra naman naka touch ang pag bisita nyo don. nakakainspire. Saludo ako sa inyo and thank you so much for sharing theses precious moments with us. Really remarkable!

Pondering Paodaolei said...

Nakakatuwa yung Ifugao children :-)

Xander said...

Inspiring.. Kakaaliw yung mga pulis.

KULAPITOT said...

Galing ng backpackers galing nio talaga sobrang solid! Astig! Goood job guys! Spread the happiness!

Manong Unyol said...

uy maraming sir, sana eto na ang umpisa at marami pa kasunod

Manong Unyol said...

sobrang saya nga eh at naimbitahan hahaha try nyo din mag organize sir hehehe

Manong Unyol said...

salamat ma'am carla

Manong Unyol said...

oo sobra ma'am worth it ang pagod sana maulit muli mga ganitong kaganapan....

Manong Unyol said...

ay oo hehehe lalo noong kumanta at sumayaw mga bata...

Manong Unyol said...

ay oo hehehe sayang di ako nakasayaw hehehe

Manong Unyol said...

sobra hehehe join ka din sakanila minsan sir...

Ivan Laurence said...

Ngayon ko lang nabasa 'to, hahaha! Ang ganda ng new look ng blog mo Mina! (thumbs up!)
and thanks for joining us in our Ifugao Adventure, Cheers to more travels and adventures this 2014!

Renante Mina said...

MARAMING SALAMAT SIR IVAN :) at maimbitahan niyo ulit kami