‘Akyat Pinatubo’ Bloggers’ Climb for a Cause

Akyat Pinatubo
Akyat Pinatubo

It has been 2 years now since I went to Mt. Pinatubo. Aside from the awesome site and experience of trekking, I heard some areas surrounding the crater-lake has now been landscaped.

Just before the summer is officially over, I want to see Mt. Pinatubo once again. And on May 28 June 04, 2011, we’re bringing a busload of bloggers with us and at the same time assisting event beneficiary Tahanang Walang Hagdanan.

Akyat Pinatubo

Akyat Pinatubo
Akyat Pinatubo
Lets Go Surfing 2 yrs ago
Let's Go Surfing 2 yrs ago

After the successful “Let’s Go Surfing” bloggers’ surfing camp in La Union two years ago (which was able to raise P15,000 for WWF-Philippines), we are holding again a similar travel-themed activity for bloggers. This time the destination is the aforementioned majestic crater-lake of Mt. Pinatubo plus some trekking and a 4×4 jeepney ride.


This project is conceptualized by travel blog LetsGoSago.net but made possible with the help of our sponsors:

  • SM
  • Jollibee
  • Unilab
  • Havaianas
  • Travel Factor
  • GeiserMaclang
  • Primer Group of Companies
  • Sledgers
  • Solid Hosting
  • Blogger Manila
  • Still Open for Sponsorships (email admin AT LetsGoSago.net if interested)

They took care of the tokens and some raffle items for the blogger participants. We would also like to thank our media partners Nufffnang Philippines, ChurpChurp Philippines, and Orange Magazine TV. We would also like to thank our pre-event briefing venue partner Recreational Outdoor Exchange (R.O.X.) and Bus transportation partner Kiss Tourist Bus. And of course, these all ends up to nothing with out the blogger participants – you! Check out the following related articles:

Trekking Pinatubo
Trekking Pinatubo


Akyat Mt. Pinatubo Day Tour May 28 June 04, 2011, Saturday Tarlac, Philippines

Day Tour

02:30a – Assembly at Panay Avenue, Quezon Avenue MRT
03:00a – Departure to Capas, Tarlac
06:00a – ETA Tourism Office
06:30a – 4 x 4 ride to jump off point
07:00a – Start of 2-hour trek (can be shorter depending on the speed of participants)
09:00a – ETA crater; free-time, swim, explore
11:00a – Lunch break
12:30p – ETD to jump off point (2-hr trek)
02:30p – ETA jump off point; 4 x 4 ride back to Tourism Office
03:00p – ETA Tourism Office; wash-up
04:00p – ETD to Capas Shrine
04:30p – Side trip to Capas Shrine (if time permits)
05:00p – ETD to Manila. * arrival time in manila may vary, but the ETA would be 9:00pm

Mt. Pinatubo Adventures
Mt. Pinatubo Adventures

Package Rate

* Guest Participants  P2,300 per person (the event is practically open to everyone at industry rate)
* Blogger Participants P1,900 P1,800 per person
** Blogger Participants are defined as bloggers who created a blogpost about the event, links to this post, and mentions the sponsors indicated above anytime from May 10 to June 03, 2011.
** P300 of the P1,900 P1,800 paid by the bloggers go to Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, the beneficiary.

Package Inclusions for All

* Roundtrip Private Kiss Tourist Bus Transfers
* 4×4 Vehicle with driver to hiking trail
* Local Guide
* Optional Skyway toll fee
* Conservation Fee
* Usage of Shower Area at Pinatubo Spa Town
* Sidetrip to Capas Shrine
* Pre-Event Briefing on May 20 May 25, 8pm at R.O.X Bonifacio High Street, Taguig

Additional Package Inclusions for Bloggers

* Jollibee Breakfast
* Jollibee Merienda
* Travel Factor Event Shirt
* Lots of Raffle at Pre-Event Briefing on May 20 May 25

Pinatubo Trekking
Pinatubo Trekking

Raffle Items

* Tides Boracay Accomodations
* Mobile Phone
* SM Gift Certificates
* Jollibee Gift Certificates
* Havaianas Flip-flops
* Sledgers card cases worth 1290 each
* Sledgers Passport Holders worth 1590 each
* Unilab Gift Packs
* Starbucks VIA Ready Brews
* Travel bags
* Gift Packs and other Gift Certificates

How To Join

* Register in the online registration form
* Pay thru Bank Deposit / Paypal (details in online registration)
* Create a blogpost event announcement as specified above (for Blogger Participants only)

Registration Guidelines

* Deadline of Payment: May 25 June 02, 2011 (can pay cash at pre-event briefing)
* For inquiries, email admin AT LetsGoSago.net with subject: “Akyat Pinatubo Inquiry”
* Please register only if you are 100% sure you are joining.

But Wait, There’s More!

* 1st 10 full registrants receive a pair of Havaianas Flip-flops
* 11th to 20th full registrants receive a box (1 dozen) Starbucks VIA Coffee Brew & 1 year webhosting
* 21st to 30th full registrants receive a Unilab gift pack.
* 31st to 40th full registrants receive 1 year webhosting
** A Full Registrant is defined as a blogger participant who has registered online, blogged about the event correctly, and paid the package (keep bank deposit slip as proof).

Registrants / Participants

List of Participants and why it was moved from May 28 to June 4

Quick FAQ

1) I am not a blogger, can I still join?

Answer: Definitely! You are considered a “Guest Participant” and have full package inclusions at P2,300

2) What should I do to be a blogger participant?

Answer: 1. Register Online; 2. Blog about the event indicating What, When, Where details and link to this post. Mention/List all the sponsors as well; Pay the package rate thru bank deposit or Paypal.

3) My blog is a new blog and is only 1 week old, can I join?

Answer: As per industry usual practice, they usually accept blogs which has started months before. But for our purposes, I will accept as long as your blog started before May 01, 2011. Otherwise, you may join as a ‘Guest Participant.’

4) I’m interested to join but I don’t like climbing mountains?

Answer: Easier than mountain climbing, this is more of trekking (walking) and crossing shallow streams. A non-expert estimate would be 80% trekking and 20% mountain climbing.

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Join us on May 28 June 04, 2011 in this exciting Akyat Pinatubo adventure and worthwhile activity for Tahanang Walang Hagdanan. Special acknowledgments for sponsors and partners SM, Jollibee, Havaianas, Unilab, Travel Factor, GeiserMaclang, Primer Group of Companies, Sledgers, Solid Hosting, R.O.X., Kiss Tourist Bus, Nufffnang Philippines, ChurpChurp Philippines, Orange Magazine TV, and Blogger Manila.

51 thoughts on “‘Akyat Pinatubo’ Bloggers’ Climb for a Cause

  1. Hi Jen!

    Since 100% sure ka na, I suggest you hurry in the reg, blog, and payment para dito => 🙂
    * 1st 10 full registrants receive a pair of Havaianas Flip-flops
    * 11th to 20th full registrants receive a box (1 dozen) Starbucks VIA Coffee Brew & 1 year webhosting
    * 21st to 30th full registrants receive a Unilab gift pack.
    * 301st to 40th full registrants receive 1 year webhosting

    ** A Full Registrant is defined as a blogger participant who has registered online, blogged about the event correctly, and paid the package (keep bank deposit slip as proof).

  2. Good question Krystle,

    We will adopt the usual blog recognition at 3 months old from today. This means we will accept blogs created on or before Feb 10, 2011.

    Thank you for your understanding. As per ‘guest participant,’ it is open to all.

  3. @Jenn,

    Yes, got your paypal payment too. Congrats, you’re the first!

    You will receive the Havaianas Flip-flops at the pre-event briefing on May 20, 2011.

  4. Will join this Sir Sago. Kaso mamaya pa ako makakapag-register, blocked ang google docs dito sa office 😀

    BTW, ok lang po ba kung hindi na ako makakasama sa Capas Shrine? I will be staying kasi at Zambales after this Trek for another event on the next day (Sunday).


    Alfredo A. Vedarozaga

  5. Hi Jonel,

    If you guarantee that there’s no mountain climbing and it’s just plain walking, then I think I can join this one! =)


  6. @lariza – thanks!

    @Pedo – sure, we’ll have one extra seat going back to Manila.

    @Foydi – it’s 80% trekking, but there’s still 20% some mountain climbing (this is just my non-expert rough estimate).

    @jenn – noted

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  8. Hi,

    I already registered and paid. Where would the pre-event meetup be? I also emailed the details regarding my payment but didn’t get a confirmation.


  9. @Marie – yes, 30 slots out 55 palng occupied.

    @Krystel – here’s ROX google map

    Bascally ride the ‘Fort Bus’ at MRT Ayala Station in Edsa. It costs P12 and passes by ROX Bonifacio High Street.

    Yes, all registrants who paid P1900 be refunded P100. This is due to increased sponsors. 🙂

  10. wow naman, gusto ko sumama sa kabilang banda wedding day ng friend ko kaya next time ulit. Magaabang nalang ako nang susunod, kaya dapat lagi ako ma update.

  11. Will discuss with partner travel agency the possibility of moving “Akyat Pinatubo” from May 28 to June 4 due to upcoming ‘Chedeng’ storm. 🙁

    We’ll give update tomorrow afternoon. On another note, the pre-event briefing scheduled on May 25 at R.O.X Bonifacio High Street will push through.

  12. Hi. I already registered po pero I don’t know how to pay. Sabi kasi nung aunt ko maghintay daw po muna ako ng email confirmation kung saan magbabayad but till now wala pa din po akong narerecieve. 🙁


  13. Hi Jonel,

    Awww, so love to join this event. Will check my Paypal funds. Hehe. Quick question, will the round trip bus transfer will take us from Manila to Mt. Pinatubo?

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