Now THIS is an OUTRAGE!
The vandalized boulder you see in the two photos above is not an ordinary boulder. It is one of those iconic boulders you encounter in Monte Batuláo’s breathtaking peak (Camp 10). Tapos ganitó, binaboy ng mg̃a tarantadong itó, masabi lang na nacaratíng silá sa taás ng Batuláo.
And who did this desecration two days ago? Thankfully, the idiots were stupid enough to leave more evidence of their environmental CRIME.
Click on their names below to get to their Facebook accounts:
1. Janet Páyad
7. Rocy Flores is one lucky scoundrel because I couldn’t find his (or her?) Facebook account.
To you who read this, I encourage you to send these filthy animals some “love”.
I’ve been to Batuláo’s peak only once and that was many years ago. Yet the spellbinding beauty of its surroundings makes me feel as if I just climbed there yesterday. That’s how unforgettable the place is.
And now this?! I never thought that these bozos from View Park Hotel had the tendency to revert into cavemen-like behavior.
To the management of View Park Hotel: what do you intend to do about this? Because each time we pass by your place, or even just hearing your hotel’s name, we will always be reminded of this vandalized mountain boulder of majestic Monte Batuláo.
Special thanks to my mountaineer cousin Paolo Raphael Balicao and his group for sharing these photos. May the protection of our mountains against brainless scums such as those from View Park Hotel be every mountaineer’s advocacy and responsibility.