It is my honor to share to you that our small project at Sitio Kangko, a Tboli community in South Cotabato, is finally finished. Their only potable water source is now fully covered and the exposed bamboos are also replaced with PVC pipes.
Project Aerie showed me that South Cotabato is far from the war-torn region described by a popular Asin song. Since its provincehood forty years ago, it has been aggressively positioning itself to become one of the major eco-tourism destinations in the Philippines.
The undeveloped trail leading to Hikong Mahi or Tinago Falls is considered difficult even by more experienced mountaineers. We carefully trod on loose forest topsoil which was sometimes littered with animal traps. There were times when we used a rope to rappel steep inclines.