Last May 18-19, 2013, SouthCotabato.Org was able to join Takladtamig Seis, an outreach climb at Mt. Melibingoy in T'boli, South Cotabato . It was organized by a group of solo and independent mountaineers from South Cotabato called Friends of Holon and Melibingoy (FHM). It has gathered a total of 50 participants coming from different parts of Mindanao, mostly local outdoor enthusiasts from South Cotabato and SOCCSKSARGEN and some mountaineering groups all the way from Davao.


On the first day, participants trekked up to the peak of Mt. Melibingoy which is 1,756 meters above sea level using the trail in Brgy. T'bolok, T'boli. The long journey up to the camp site at the peak of Mt. Melibingoy lasted for about 5-6 hours.  First timers in Mt. Melibingoy were all fascinated with the awesome view  of the vast mountain range and the breathtaking afternoon view of Lake Holon. By 5 PM almost all of the climbing participants were already done pitching their tents at the camp site, some already started preparing their foods for their overnight stay at Mt. Melibingoy.

The next morning participants were even more amazed by the beauty of Lake Holon and the astounding view of Mt. Matutum and the sunrise while at the peak of Mt. Melibingoy. At around 8 AM and after taking their breakfast, participants began their descent from the peak of Mt. Melibingoy to proceed to the other components of Takladtamig Seis - the outreach program with the community and tree-planting activity down at Brgy. T'bolok. 

By noontime, the group were back at Brgy. T'bolok wherein they were welcomed by the locals which is from the T'boli Tribe. 


The group then proceeded with the tree-planting activity wherein each participants of Takladtamig Seis were given a seedling of Lauan Tree each for them to plant in designated area in T'bolok. It was then followed by the giving of school kits and slippers to the school children in the village.

More than 70 seedlings were planted and about 300 kids in T'bolok received a pair of slippers and a school kit each for them to use especially in the upcoming school opening.

More photos of Takladtamig Seis at our I Love South Cotabato Facebook Page.

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