The 7th ROTA Philippines Trek and Treat

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  • Mintugsok Falls, Indahag
  • Apr 02, 2016 - Apr 02, 2016,
    7am -3pm

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Event Description

ROTA (Reaching Out Through Altruism) Philippines, an organization composed of people with interest in nurture-nature-related outdoor activities and community service, has partnered with ATTACK CDO (All Terrain Trekkers and Cross-Country Klub) to organize the 7th Trek and Treat on Saturday, April 02, 2016. The event aims to raise funds for the surgical and financial needs of children in need of treatment. This year’s trekking activity will be at Mintugsok Waterfalls in Indahag.

The 7th Trek and Treat will be for the medical expenses of Baby Gio Paolo, who is suffering from Biliary Atresia and needs to undergo a liver transplant at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Kaoshung, Taiwan. Expenses for the procedure is expected to total to Php4 million.

Biliary Atresia is a liver disease affecting infants or children where the bile ducts are either abnormal in growth, narrow, or absent. Baby Gio’s case is a rare one and Philippine doctors cannot do the procedure because the country has yet to establish a liver transplant program for kids.

Registration for the trekking activity is Php100. Other details of the event are as follows:

Registration time and venue: starting at 7am, Lumboy, Indahag Covered Court


7am – Assembly at the area fronting Kevin Enterprise, where Indahag-bound multicabs are found. Fare from Cogon Market area to Indahag is Php11.

8am –  Arrival at Lumboy Covered Court/Registration/Opening Ceremony

9am – Start of Trek

11am – Estimated Time of Arrival at Mintugsok Falls

12nn – Lunch

1pm – Estimated Time of Departure from Mintugsok Falls

3pm – Estimated Time of Arrival at Lumboy Covered Court for the Closing Ceremony

Bike Itinerary:

7am – Assembly at Lumboy Covered Court

8am – Registration/Opening Ceremony

9am – Start

11am – Estimated Time of Arrival at Lumboy Covered Court for Closing Ceremony

Participants are expected to bring the necessary gear. Outfit should be intended for river crossing and should withstand the heat of the sun. A dri-fit shirt, trek pants or leggings, cap or headgear, and arm warmers are recommended. Trek shoes should be comfortable and secure. Slippers are good only for river crossing. Those who want to can bring a trek pole, but extra clothes are a must so that you can change into them after the activity.

To protect yourself from the sun’s harmful elements, do not forget to wear and bring sunblock.

Additionally, it is important to stay hydrated for the duration of the event, so bring one to two liters of drinking water or Gatorade. Trekkers will be having lunch at the falls, so do not forget to bring packed lunch. Place your lunch inside a reusable container.

Finally, if you want to secure your gadgets and your clothes, bring a secured plastic or dry bag. A waterproof one is most recommended.

For more information about the activity, please get in touch with Dece Grace L. Labis at 0916-171 5551 or Drexyl William A. Vacalares at 0905-572 2803. You may also check out the 7th Trek and Treat Facebook Event Page here.

Good luck, trekkers and bikers!