The otherday, I posted on this blog about my experience traveling in the hinterlands without ride, except habal-habal.
About noon we reached the 2nd camarin, we rested for a while and ate out baon of bulad, adobo manok, and rice wrapped in banana leaves. In that place there is that "tubod/busay" free flowing water from side of the moutain, that was our source of drinking water. After 20 minutes, we then continued to walk until we reached the "bangin or pang-pang" the bangin was casued by landslide due to continous rain, very "Danglog" slippery. We cant do otherwise but to climb and crawl that bangin, more or less 50 meters high around 80 degrees, very stiff. It was easy then to climb, by just holding onto the rocks on the side of the bangin. Reaching the top of the bangin is quite breathlosing action. Then we walk again going down, that was the difficult part of walking, because you have to hold your muscles, might get "Bicog" we again walk for almost 3 hours under the heat of the sun then, we reached the "Sapa" small river and crossed that river till we reach Barabat Elem School. That was almost 4:00pm. We rested for a while, took some pictures, chikachika with some of the residents, they were asking what were the purpose of our going there. People were friendly and happy looking. After 10 minutes of rest we then proceeded to our distination. We crossed "Basakan" rice fields, "Maisan" corn fields. Rain started to fall, for almost an hour we reached the "Suba" PongPong river. The river started to rise, we hurriedly cross, the water was waist deep and strong, I almost carried by the current, combination of hot and cold in our body made us weak. After crossing the river, we walk again for around 6:00pm, we reached Pongpong ES. I shouted "Praise the Lord". That was dark already. We were met by barangay officials and the residents there happily. . . . to be continued..