Kalinga sa Taga-Kalinga, voluntour, February 6-7, 2016


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photo credit to Byaherong Barat

Event highlights:

WE VolunTour, in partnership with HSBC GEAR Club, is going to visit Buscalan in Kalinga to share some love to the people in this remote village. Originally, this was trip scheduled in December, but because of the typhoon, this is rescheduled on February 6-7, 2015.

Buscalan is the home of the famous Apo Whang Od, the oldest and the last traditional surviving tatoo artist in Kalinga. We wanted to meet Apo Whang Od and get to know her and her story (probably have some tattoo session, only if she is not that exhausted) but more than the visit we wanted to share some warm love to the people in this very cold community.

We will be giving out a Christmas grocery bag per family to the 130 families that live in Apo Whang Od’s neighborhood.

Join us in this once in a lifetime opportunity of giving back and sharing our blessings to the members of the Butbut tribe in Buscalan. Experience all of this for only Php2950 which covers van transportation, homestay accommodation, guide fees, 3 meals and a bagtag.


Day 0. February 5. Friday
9 PM departure from HSBC Alabang

**10:30PM pick up at HSBC UP Technohub.  To those who are in between can be picked up at Chowing in Starmall EDSA Shaw

Day 1. February 6. Saturday
6AM arrival at Banawe
Breakfast (on pax account), picture taking at viewpoint
8AM departure for Bontoc
10AM Arrival at Bontoc (picture taking, organizers will but food at the market)
10:30 departure for Tinglayan, Kalinga
12:30 Arrival at Tinglayan (lunch on pax account)
1:30 PM 30 minute trek to the village in Buscalan
2:00 PM arrival at homestay, rest
300 PM Outreach, will give out grocery packages (130 families in the village)
*if we have time side trip to falls
6:00 PM Dinner (c/o WE VolunTour)
7:00 to sawa – socials, rest

Day 2. Feb 7. Sunday
7AM breakfast (c/o WE VolunTour)
8AM tour around the area (rice terraces and/or falls)
Tattoo session with Apo Whang Od
12:00NN Lunch (c/o WE VolunTour)
1:00PM departure from Kalinga, side trip at Banawe for dinner (on pax account) and to buy pasalubong

*Estimated time of arrival in Manila: 1AM of Monday, Feb 8.

Deadline of registration: January 28, 2016.

Please deposit Php1500 (non refundable) to secure slot. Remaining balance can be settled on the day of the event.

Account details:
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Account Name: Ralph Tasic
Account number: 0069 3657 79 (please keep deposit slips or online banking confirmation screenshot)

For inquiries, you may contact us:
Ralph : 09178726787
Lhenie : 09178246178

More information here:


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