Mount Pinatubo Day Tour Package Rates and Inclusions

MOUNT PINATUBO DAY TOUR PACKAGE  FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST TO DECEMBER 2013

All trips from August to November are weather dependent. We must ensure that the weather is fine before climbing. Tracking of weather forecast is important because we don’t dispatch trips even with the slightest threat of weather disturbance. The Philippine Air Force, Municipal office and Local Tourism will not allow us to climb if there is a threat of incoming typhoon or threat of heavy rains. To avoid wasting of time due to cancellation, it is best to call/SMS the night before your final trek date to follow up the actual weather condition in the area. Please also note that we only dispatch group tours. Climbing in groups is mandatory during rainy season to ensure that somebody is there to help us in time of unforeseen events.

RATE PER PERSON —–  TOTAL HEAD COUNT
6,000php ———————– 1 person
3,250php ———————– 2 persons
2,500php ———————– 3 persons
2,000php ———————– 4 – 7 persons
1,800php ———————– 8-12 persons
1,750php ———————– 13-15 persons
1,700php ————————16 – 20 persons
1,650php ———————— 21 – 25 persons
1,600php ———————– 26 and up
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THIS PACKAGE RATE STARTS AT STA JULIANA, CAPAS TARLAC. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN TRANSPORT TO REACH THIS AREA. THIS IS 25 KM OR 30 MINUTES DRIVE FROM NATIONAL HIGHWAY. MAP WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU AFTER YOUR FINAL CONFIRMATION AND WE WILL ASSIGN A FIELD COORDINATOR THAT WILL MEET YOUR TEAM ALONG THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY AND CONVOY YOUR PRIVATE  CAR HEADING TO STA. JULIANA, CAPAS TARLAC PHILIPPINES
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INCLUSIONS
  • 4×4 jeep ride (inclusive of whole day rental, gas, driver and trip dues)
  • Service of a local trail guide (per jeep)
  • Entrance and Conservation Fees (per head)
  • Trip arrangement/clearances & permit (per group)
  • All applicable environmental fees

OPTIONAL SERVICES:

  • 100php – Shower
  • 250php – Packed Lunch (Rice, Fried Chicken & Pork Adobo and 500mL bottled water)
  • 3,500php – Round Trip Transfer to any hotel/residence within the vicinity of Clark & Angeles City only good up to 10pax per van (inclusive of 12 hours rental, gas, driver, road fee & parking fees) – Additional destination is negotiable if you want to extend the van service.
  • 600 php – Hot Sand Spa (30 to 45 minutes)
  • 600php – Volcanic Mud Spa (30 minutes)
  • 600php – Siatsu Massage (1 hour and 20 minutes)
  • 1,200php – Single Room Accommodation at Capas Tarlac (Aircon room with private parking, 1 queen size bed & free breakfast for 2 persons (12 hours)
  • 1,500 – Twin Sharing Room Accommodation at Capas Tarlac (Aircon room with private parking, 2 queen size beds &  free breakfast 2 persons. This room can be occupied by up to 4 persons (12 hours)

TERMS & CONDITION ON HOW TO BOOK YOUR TRIP

  1.  Register by sending us your Tour date, Total No. of Trek Participants, Complete Names, Age, Address, Nationality, Contact No, Email address, Person & no. to notify in case of emergency
  2. Send your Email to pinaykeypoint.team@gmail.com. Please note that we are receiving so many inquiries everyday and we prioritize replying to emails with complete name and contact nos. because we consider this as credible queries and treat the rest as SPAM.
  3. Submission must be at least 1 week prior to your final trek date
  4. After receipt of registration details, we will confirm your mail and send tour details
  5. We require 50%  reservation payment to be deposited to our bank account (BDO). We must receive it at least 3 days prior to your final trek date. We will confirm your trip via email upon receipt of your payment and will send you a copy of your final itinerary, map and trekking reminders
  6. There is a 300php per head cancellation charge if trip is cancelled due to bad weather. No charge if you will re-book your trip at a later date. Trips are rebookable 1 year from your actual trek date.
  7. We enforce a NO SHOW – NO REFUND POLICY and a 50% refund if you cancel your trip 48 hours prior to your actual trek date.
  8. You must be physically fit and no illness that might be triggered by this activity. No heart ailment, asthma, foot brace or any walking difficulty. Please note that there is no ambulance in the mountain.
  9. Full payment for 5 years old and up. Free for 4 years old and below. Proof of kid’s age will be required  if you declare your kid is 4 years old but the Tourism officer is in doubt because of your kid’s built and height. Only 1 free kid per jeep is allowed and you are required to hire a porter with 500php fee that will assist your group.
  10. If you will avail the Optional Services, this will be added to your Total package Cost. This is refundable if you will cancel it 1 day prior to your final trek date. Packed Lunch must be canceled 48 hours prior so we can cancel our arrangement with our cook that will market your meal. Not refundable if you fail to comply with the 48 hours cancellation time.
  11. Keep in touch until the final Trek date.

 
 
 
PRICES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
You may call or send SMS to our numbers below: 

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Globe:  (+63)917.477.9156
Smart:  (+63)930.508.8494
Sun:      (+63)923.626.9088
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PINAYKEYPOINT TEAM’S YEARLY PROGRAM OF GIFT GIVING, TREE PLANTING AND MOUNT PINATUBO TREKKING ACTIVITY JANUARY 6, 2013

PINAYKEYPOINT TEAM’S YEARLY PROGRAM OF GIFT GIVING, TREE PLANTING AND MOUNT PINATUBO TREKKING ACTIVITY

JANUARY 6, 2013

THIS IS ONE OF OUR ADVOCACIES. COME AND JOIN US! LET’S GIVE BACK TO OUR MOTHER NATURE BY PLANTING TREES AND SHARE OUR BLESSINGS TO OUR LESS FORTUNATE  AETA COMMUNITIES AT THE GROUNDS OF MOUNT PINATUBO

REGISTRATION FEE: 1,500php

INCLUSIONS:

4WD Jeep ride (rental, driver, gas & trip dues), Evironmental fees & clearance, Snack after the trip

MODE OF PAYMENT:

FULL PAYMENT VIA BDO, PNB, WESTERN UNION, CEBUANA OR ML LHUILLIER

WHAT TO BRING:

Any gift that you want to share to the Aeta community, adults or kids

Clothings or Toys (used or new), groceries, rice etc..

Bring your own Lunch, Trail Snack & water

Tree seedlings (fruit bearing or not)

WHAT TO WEAR:

PREFERABLY RED SHIRT OR ANY COLOR, PANTS OR SHORTS, DURABLE FOOTWEAR

ITINERARY:

5:00 or earlier: MEET-UP @ PINAYKEYPOINT’S OFFICE, CAPAS TARLAC/ BRIEFING & PREPARATION
5:30 Take off to final dispatching Area
6:00 Off Road Ride
8:00 ETA Lipit Station – 4WD jump off point/Distribution of Gifts

9:00 Trekking to Mount Pinatubo Crater Lake
11:00 ETA Crater Lake
1:00 Pack-up time
1:30 Tree Planting Activity
3:00 4WD Parking @ Lipit station
5:00 ETA Pinaykeypoint Office/ Distribution of snacks

END OF THE TRIP

HOW TO REGISTER:

Send your complete names, age, address, contact number, nationality and person to notify in case of emergency. Assign your own team leader if you are 5pax & up.

Send it to pinaykeypoint.team@gmail.com

Registration & payment will close on January 4, 2013
THIS IS A FIRST-COME-FIRST SERVED ACTIVITY
Registration may close earlier if we reached the maximum number of participants.

HOW TO REACH OUR OFFICE:

VIA PRIVATE CAR:

We will provide maps & direction through e-mail

2 hours travel time from Manila, 1 hour from Angeles/Clark

VIA PUBLIC BUS

Ride a 3:00 am trip to any bus bound to Dagupan or Pangasinan

Estimated fare: 200php or less

Estimated travel time: More than 2 hours

You may contact us @ these numbers: 

0917 477 9156
0930 508 8494
0920 585 7239
0923 626 9088
(045) 324-0928

Contact Persons:

JULIET CORPUZ
JANE CASTANEDA
ROBIN CORPUZ
ERIC MANANSALA
JESSICA CORPUZ
EARL CORNISTA
ELIZA TAM
ARIS BRIONES SANTOS
SHIO BILONO
JR CABRERA GARCIA

www.pinaykeypoint.org
pinaykeypoint.team@gmail.com


 

MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER

I love my country as much as I love my family but this must be a word in action. As a mom, it is my duty to sustain the light of our home. Mothers of every family must consider that we are not just growing kids but we are growing human beings that might be the future leaders of the next generation. For this reason, we should give them the most radiant light that we can offer to enlighten their way.
I believe that the strength of any nation begins at home. We cannot achieve a genuine peace and prosperity if our homes are broken and dying. Leadership and obedience starts at home. The parents are the leaders of the smallest institution which is the family. We are the source of strength of our children. They look up to us for support and protection. As parents, we are committed to ensure that we provide the best for our children. If we fail our home, we fail our country too.From birth to our children’s first cry, first smile, first laughter, first words and first steps, we are there to share these first achievements. If we fail to see and appreciate these first achievements, it will scar their minds and might bring negative effects. Remember that we are helping them to build their confidence and it usually starts at this early age. We have no right to expect and demand for more achievement if we fail to nurture them while they are babies and helpless. I can compare it with what we do with plants. We need to prepare good soil with enough fertilizer to grow seedlings. We need to ensure that it receives the light and water that it needs. We also protect it from threats so we provide nets and pesticides. We help it survive rains and typhoons by creating protective shields. By doing so, we could expect a strong plant and a good harvest. If we religiously follow the same concept, this would make us good farmers of men.

If every leaders of every home are good farmers, a bountiful harvest will be expected. We won’t need so many leaders and we won’t need too many rules. The society and the nation as a whole is a reflection of the families within its boundaries. We don’t need so many scientific programs and statistics to gauge it. In my view, as ordinary Filipina mom, our society of today is a reflection of a lost and dying home. This is because we almost disregard the very foundation of this society, the family. At a quick glance, we will be able to see the rampant dislocated families both in the cities and in the provinces. Over population, poverty and starvation are often blamed at the doorsteps of families with many kids. They call it irresponsible parenthood and they introduce artificial “solutions” in different forms of drugs both for internal and external use.

I cannot grasp the significance of these “solutions” of repairing and strengthening the foundation of a collapsing home. For me, an increasing number is never a weakness but an advantage. This must be the strength of every nation and thus, must be protected upon, not destroyed. We just need to maximize and utilize this “increasing number”. In reality, to repair the house, we must usually check its very foundation, the pillar that is supporting the house. The roof, windows and other parts are just minor repairs. The pillar represents the father of every family. Most of them are staying home, JOBLESS. Not because they are lazy. Not because they are not qualified. How many qualified graduates we have that are unemployed? This is the culprit. Unemployment.

Our nation had failed to create employment for its people which causes poverty and starvation. Even if we reduce the number of children, it won’t eradicate poverty and starvation. It won’t change the fact that the father cannot feed 10 kids and even if we use these artificial “solutions” they will not be able to feed 2 kids or even themselves.

Look around you, you will see a lot of developments, urban developments, buildings, communication, transport and technology. We perceive that progress is represented by these developments. We are so amazed of robotics and automation and call it success and progress. Yes, for the employers, it is a great advantage. They can maximize production, reduce manpower and increase their profits. Look at the buildings, its not the way it used to be. The people within the production areas had decreased in numbers because of these “developments”. This alienates the people who created them. It replaced them and took their jobs. Now tell me, does these “developments” really serve its purpose?

I can say that these developments just serve the owner of these businesses but not the country as a whole. A nation’s progress must be measured by the number of employment that it can create to its citizenry. That every pillar of every house can provide a strong foundation and sustainable income. To ensure that every family is promised a job security will totally eradicate poverty and starvation. But look at the norms of our society, there is no job security. Job seekers have very slim chance of landing a job.

An idle mind is a devils advocate. This is very true. Now, we wonder about the increasing rate of crimes? prostitution, resistance movements? and so on… and yes, over population… These are just the end result.

For me, looking for somebody to blame is already a tiring activity. I can no longer depend my children’s future to these nation’s leaders. I am now calling to the parents and every family of this nation. Let’s overtake the leadership and run our homes. Lead your children and don’t let other institution take care of their growth. Schools are necessary but it must not stop us parents from teaching our children the reality of life. The ways of surviving and responsible parenthood. Let’s teach them to be a God-fearing person, to respect and protect life because it is a gift and must be nurtured. Let’s show them all the greatness that our mother nature offers but we fail to see instead we embrace these lifeless inventions which will eventually harm humanities. Let’s bring back our beautiful culture and values, the respect for our elderly, the love for our children, the concern to our neighbors and the cooperation with our communities. Let’s show them the beauty of honesty and the significance of loyalty. Let them hold the infinite fulfillment of the fruit of perseverance and lastly, let’s enforce discipline and obedience that our children will not end up in a cold cage fit for harmful animals. This is our lost home. The lost paradise.

If you are no longer contented with our economy and governance, then stop complaining but look for possible measures to improve your life using your own skills. Yes, you can still change your flight. Even prisoners and criminals turned into a changed man inside prison cells then why can’t you when you’re a free man? Look for other promising opportunity. If the city can no longer accommodate you then don’t allow yourself to be stuck in that miserable situation. If you had the chance, go back to your barrios and provinces. If you have land, don’t abandon it, till it instead and reap what you sow.  That is where our roots begins. We just left the country life looking for much “greener pasture” but most of us seekers, failed. There is no “greener pasture” instead, we found a dried and barren land. I don’t believe that the key to progress is always moving forward. We can go back. Yes, we can stop and go back. If you took the wrong turn and the wrong path, you can still change your direction and go back. Remember the old saying that no matter how far you are, there still no place like home.

Pinaykeypoint.org will organize individuals and families for this purpose. Come, join us and be farmers of men. There is still hope in the barrios and provinces. A brighter future awaits us there. God provide us lands and bountiful natural resources so we won’t die of hunger. Let’s harness it. I am calling to all families and professionals who are sharing the same sentiments and hope. Let’s join hands and build a strong pillar for our homes. Let be the light of every home overpower the darkness that we may be able to walk without fear of stumbling. Let’s forget politics and run your organization. Be a home leader and lead your children to achieve the change that you want to see. Now is your chance to lead and prove your worth. Stop talking. Walk your talk and put it in action.

This is a call to push for a republic with strong families.

JULIET CORPUZ

PINAYKEYPOINT.ORG

THE IRONY OF WAR

Our Korean guests were listening while our Camping Director, Robin is discussing facts and figures regarding the Filipino and American soldiers that were captured by the Japanese Imperial army during World War II

It really saddens me whenever I read news about war, especially when it concerns my homeland Philippines. Lately, news about Chinese vessels threatening our shores specifically the Panatag Shoal is spreading. This is roughly more than 12 hours travel via motorized boat from Pundaquit, Zambales which is one of Pinaykeypoint’s destinations.

There are many posts and videos which are massively posted in the internet regarding this issue. The Government was repeatedly asked about its stand regarding the situation and we knew that our leaders have different stand in this matter. I am reading some blogs and posts to gauge the opinions of my kababayans especially the youth of today which poses as hope of our nation as foretold by our national hero.

Random readings brought me to a point of realization how the youth of today are too confined within an imaginary world wherein everything is possible by a mere click of a finger. That all questions can be solved by Google and Wikipedia  and so on…

Many were angered by our government’s diplomatic stand in this matter. Some said it’s a manifestation of cowardice. Youths said that Filipinos are born warrior so we must strike back to this bullying blah… blah… blah…

Truthfully, I was angered too. Yes, Filipinos are born warrior and in our blood runs the immortal seed of heroes as narrated by Carlos Romulo in one of his speeches. But the gleaming truth is that we are not ready for these eventualities. The Government, The Armed Forces, The Youth or the community as a whole is not prepared in terms of weaponry, tactics, intelligence, economy and finances.

I can’t imagine how a typical Filipino family would react if they heard cannons and fighter planes striking their homes. Have we asked ourselves of these questions? Countless families died in mere calamities such as floods and typhoons although actual weather forecasts and call for evacuations are disseminated to the public several days prior but then the actual numbers of casualties are real manifestations of unpreparedness or I may say, irresponsibility? And we keep on pointing our fingers to who is to blame afterwards.

My Dad is a World War II Veteran, a retired colonel of the Philippine Army. He is one of the thousands Filipino Soldiers who fought hand in hand with the government to liberate the Philippines from Japanese imperial forces during war time. I grew up with stories of wars and battles. I can’t count the times how my dad untiringly narrated his experiences in the battle field. The scars on his face, the traces of tortures and marks all over his body are the silent witness of his great bravery. The entire body of my father is a total map of war.

I am a Marshall Law baby too and I experienced how to react in the acts of war. My father used to hide us at the bottom of our house whenever there are outside threats asking my mom to never go out no matter what come and try to protect us whatever happens. We always have this emergency kit with us, back packs with complete supply that would last us for a week. We have this contingency plan that whatever happens and in the event that we were separated by war, we have to go to this particular place so we can be re-united again. This is because my dad lost some of his siblings during the war and they had a hard time finding them.

I was breed to be tough to all sorts of battle. The big D which stands for discipline was deeply marked in my forehead. I learned the essence of discipline through constant lecture and spanking but I do love my dad and I never take it against him. I owe him what I am today. My life’s struggles were easier compared to what he had been through during those crucial times. Living in the midst of tanks, firing guns and grenades is no joke. To survive from that battle is indeed a big miracle.

I thank God that I was born to a brave man like my dad. I’m very proud of him. His stories of war were shared to my kids. I can see the boredom in their eyes each time I narrate some stories of the past which they usually answered with, ‘mom, we heard that many times’ but this never stops me from repeating those stories over and over again. Just like them, I was so bored with my dad’s stories when I was a kid but it never stop him from narrating those stories until I comprehend the essence of those eventualities. If not for my dad’s patience, I will not be who I am today.

Each time I have city tours which includes Capas Death March Shrine visits, I never fail to see different reactions of my guests after reading the facts and figures that were engraved at the walls of Capas Death March Shrine. Some of my guests even cried after the visit and told me about their dad’s experiences during the war. I remember a group of Japanese guests who looked at me in the eye, they looked so bothered and repeatedly said sorry for the wrongdoings of their ancestors but I usually pat them and said that it’s a thing of the past and that both of our governments have done many efforts for peace and reconciliation.

It’s true that history told us that our race is one of the strongest warriors in the world in fact Lapu-Lapu was the first Filipino to defeat Europeans during the battle of Mactan and a coin was struck to honor that heroism and I can’t understand why when that 1 cent lost its value in the market, Lapu-Lapu’s rightful place in our local currency was gone as well.

Forgetting the heroic stories of the past and indulging in the vices of this new generation makes our youth weaker each day and it’s ironic that most of them are babbling about war when they don’t even lift their fingers to help the escalating problem of our garbage which is killing our rivers and seas resulting to massive floods in different areas of our land. History taught us how our forefathers worked hard to the extent of sacrificing their precious bloods to protect this land and its people. Now let us ask ourselves, are we really worth it?

Today we are facing another crisis. The face of war is looking at us in the face, staring directly in our eye. Let’s not make it as laughing stuff. This is not a subject to discuss over senseless posts. War is not a joke. The International community is accusing us that we are escalating the issue by posting thoughtless thoughts regarding China & its people. Diplomacy is not a sign of cowardice. At this point, this is the easiest way out. If you’re afraid to get burned, don’t play with fire.

Let’s be responsible enough. Think about your thoughts. Read your history before babbling about wars and lastly, look around you… Mother Nature is begging us to nurture her, yet we are deaf to her callings. I am not afraid of war because I am more than afraid with the Wrath of Nature. How about you?

BY:  JULIET B. CORPUZ