Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Outreach: Batulao Slippers for Christmas


I am planning for a fund drive this Christmas and proceeds will go to the youth of Mt. Batulao 13 years old and below in supplying them with new slippers. Tentative date of  reaching out is on December 26. This is a self-initiated drive, however it would be great if more people would help me out so more kids can be supplied with slippers.

Mt. Batulao is known with mountain guides as young as 9 years old and other kids help their parents earn a living by bringing in refreshment supplies to different kubos (nipa hut) along the trail which makes them trek and climb 4-8 kilometers daily to elevations of above 500 meters above sea level. Thus, their slippers are easily worn out and worse they are using dilapidated slippers already when trekking this mountain.

If you would like to help out by donating cash, slippers (flip-flops) or manpower, you may contact me and send a comment at the bottom of this page.

This article will be updated as soon as I have specifics.

For an experience on my Mt. Batulao climb last November, you may visit the article here.
Thank you!

Update: 12/22/2012

We have already collected the donations and as of December 21, we already got 54 pairs of flip-flops and P1750 cash. We will be distributing this on the 26th.

If you would like to help out and distribute the donations, please contact us.

Thank you!

Donations list:

  • Anonymous - 25 pairs of flipflops
  • Anonymous - P500
  • CFS Navarro - 24 pairs of flipflops
  • Dimple - P100
  • JMEnriquez - 5 pairs of flipflops
  • Kate - P100
  • Kristel - P100
  • Lie - P100
  • Mountain Campers Outdoor Club, Inc - P500
  • Nicole - P100
  • Ruby - P100
  • Venus - P150
For the result of this outreach, please go to this article, Batulao Slipper Outreach a Success.

Donate to our Outreach Program at Mt. Batulao, Batangas, Philippines


  1. Updated information on how you could help and if you plan to help via cash, options for money transfer is available.
    Thank you and let us give Mt. Batulao children a pair of our support ;)

  2. Pede sir sa December 27 na lang? hehehe may pasok ako ng 26 eh.. gusto ko sana sumama.. hehehe

  3. Negative, Jheny. Baka may lakad na kami by 27. Although baka gusto mo sumama sa amin ng 27. Somewhere in Central or northern Luzon.

  4. Last day today for accepting donations. We will push through on December 26. For those who would like to join us in giving away the goods, we will start our trek from the parking area jump-off at Batulao at 7AM and will give away the goods at the Kubo along the New-Old Trail fork. See you there.

  5. Thank you very much for our helpful donors. We were able to collect 54 pairs of slippers and P1000 cash. We will be giving this away on December 26. For those who want to tag along and help us distribute it, just contact us. Thanks!