As the host club of the 24th MFPI Midyear Federation Climb and Presidents’ Meeting in the province of Tarlac on October 21-24, 2009, with the theme “Paduyduy Hen a Tarlac”, UPORG wants you to be with us and enjoy the different outdoor activities we have prepared for you. Paduyduy is a thanksgiving ritual being practiced by the Aeta and the Abelling before harvested bounty are consumed.

Besides promoting responsible mountaineering and introducing new outdoor havens, the 2009 midyear congress aims to establish appreciation of indigenous culture and skills, while promoting eco-tourism. Also, it intends to encourage the usage of mountaineers’ outdoor agility and expertise in helping our less-served brothers and sisters in the mountainous areas that we frequently visit in our own hometown. Now we have our own adaptation of Paduyduy.

You can choose and have a taste of the following activities:

Mt. Pinatubo Hike
Mt. Bungkol Baka Hike
Trail Biking
Waterfalls Day Hike
Jungle Survival Clinic
Water Activities
“Paduyduy” Forum
Basecamp Games
5km Trail Running Race
Bird Watching & Lecture (tentative)
Photo Contest
Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC)

You can select and register as many activities as you want but please refer to the general schedule of activities to avoid time conflict. All the activities are definitely enjoyable, relevant, and have a slight distinctness from the usual midyear congress. To help you decide further, please read the activity descriptions which will be posted completely first week of August.

Registration Fee is P650 for non-MFPI members, and P600 for MFPI active member clubs/IM. A P50 discount more awaits those who will be registering on or before August 31, 2009. Should you wish to reserve the slot for your chosen activities, accomplish the reg form now and deposit your fee at any of the following bank accounts:

Account Name:   UP ORG
Account #:   SA 0037-221679-100
Bank:  Landbank of the Philippines (Fort Bonifacio Branch
Account Name:  Jacquiline G. Laruan
Account #:   SA 1686-0342-63


DAY 1:   October 21 (Wed)
–  Arrival & Registration of Participants
–  Distribution of T-shirt & ID
–  Pre-climb: Mt. Pinatubo (1st batch)  –  max 35 pax
–  Pre-climb:  Mt. Bungkol Baka  –  max 30 pax
–  Biking (Trail 1)
–  Opening Ceremony (hosted dinner)
–  Aeta and Abelling Cultural Presentation

DAY 2:  October 22 (Thurs)
–  Start trek for Mt. Pinatubo (1st batch)
–  Start trek for Mt. Bungkol Baka traverse
–  Biking (Trail 2)
–  Waterfalls Day Hike  –  half a day
–  Jungle Survival Clinic by an Aeta  –  half a day
–  Pre-climb: Mt. Pinatubo (2nd batch) –  max 35 pax
–  Bird Watching & Lecture  –  tentative

Day 3:  October 23 (Fri)
–  Start trek for Mt. Pinatubo (2nd batch)
–  Water Activities at Bulsa River
–  Biking (Trail 3)
–  “Paduduy” Forum on how to start conducting responsive & progressive social, cultural, environmental projects in each & everyone’s hometown like medical & dental missions, relief operations, book donations, tree planting & nurturing, & other related endeavors  –  sharing directory of private & public companies/agencies appropriate for said projects.
–  Basecamp Games   –  winners get prices
–  Arrival of Mt. Pinatubo Trekkers (1st batch)
–  Arrival of Mt. Bungkol Baka Trekkers

DAY 4:  October 24 (Sat)
–  5km Trail Running Race – only registered pax can join
–  BMC Lectures for Participants
–  BMC Lectures for the Local Guides
–  Presidents’ Meeting
–  Arrival of Mount Pinatubo Trekkers (2nd batch)
–  Deadline for Submission of Photos (4pm) –  only registered pax can join
–  Race & Photo Contest Awardings
–  Hosted Dinner
–  Concert

DAY 5:   October 25 (Sunday)
–  Departure of Participants

For other registration details and queries, please contact the Secretariat at 0919-8291139 / 0915-6455088, or email

Kitakits sa Tarlac!

Project Head


Posted on August 3, 2009, in FED News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. how about the news that Mt.Pinatubo will be closed for any trekking after the incident that lost lives?

    Is it safe?

    Is same itinerary applicable on October?

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