Dialysis patients group invites public to join in caravan for a cause

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Mar. 24(PIA)  - - The Kataguan Dialysis Patients Organization, Inc. is again inviting interested individuals to participate in the Kataguan Caravan to raise funds for the dialysis patients of the province.


The Kataguan Caravan for a Cause, a fund-raising activity scheduled on April 6, 2017, is among the line-up activities in the celebration of the Mountain Province 50th Foundation Anniversary and the 13th Lang-ay Festival slated on April 3-9.

The Caravan For-a-Cause 2017 “Drive for Life” is spearheaded by the Kataguan Dialysis Patients Organization, a group of dialysis patients from Mountain Province, in partnership with the Office of Congressman Maximo Dalog Sr., provincial government, non-government organizations, the religious sector and the community.

Records at the Office of the Congressman show that a total of 104 kidney patients from the province are undergoing hemodialysis treatment in various hospitals of the country.

Dalog, during the first conduct of the Kataguan Caravan for a cause in 2015, said the activity is not only to raise funds for the dialysis patients but also to promote the various tourist spots of the province.

Roger Sacyaten, head of the Secretariat of this year’s Lang-ay Festival presented the Caravan route. Starting point would be MPGCHS Eyeb ground in Bontoc then proceeds towards Dawdawan, Sabangan then to Mt. Polis in Bagnen, Bauko where participants can view mountain sceneries including the Sleeping Beauty.

Following the newly constructed DOT-DPWH Tourism Road towards Sagada, participants will have stop overs and have a Walk to the Mouth of the Caves such as the Balangagan, Sumaguing and Lumiang caves. They will drop by at the Saint Mary the Virgin Church to pray over for the dialysis patients, after which they will proceed to the horse stable at sitio Mabbay, Sagada Poblacion along the Sagada- Bontoc road for lunch and program.

Coordinators of the Caravan advised the participants to be at the Eyeb grounds by 6:00 AM for further instructions.

Sponsorship tickets are pegged at P2, 000.00, P1, 000.00 and P250.00. By: Andrew Doga-ong(JDP/ABD- PIA-CAR, Mountain Province)


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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.