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Cebu Yearbook 2012: Knowing Cebu through Its Mountains

It started with a call from Kristin Lerin, the travel editor of Sunstar’s Live. She asked if I was willing to write about the mountains of Cebu for Sunstar Yearbook 2012. Of course, I giddily yes-sed.

No, I’m not an expert in mountain climbing. My climber friends are. They’ve been scaling these mountains long before I started. The six-page feature was too abrupt for the seven mountains. I missed out a lot of details and names. EWIT, who trailed with me for the entire weekends of May 2011, should have a page dedicated to them. Pero kay limited lagi, ari nalang ko magpasalamat! Te Myand! Sir Ice! Aye! and the rest of EWIT! Those I’ve climbed with, tagay! I still owe you guys a long feature here on BWAB.

See you on the trail!

Pwede na pang-Oscar? 😀

BWAB’s edition can be read here: Knowing Cebu through Its Mountains | Mt. Babag: The City’s Quiet |  Mt. Manunggal: The Historical | Mr. Bartolina: The Generous | Mt. Mauyog: The Less-Trodden Osmeña Peak: The Erratic | Mt. Lanaya: The Arrogant Mt. Kan-irag: The Gentle 

Love and laugh,

Jona of Backpacking with a Book

Oops, much thanks to my personal editor too!

Jona | Backpacking with a Book

Hi, I'm Jona! I write stories and poetry and take a lot of photos, which I'm too lazy to upload. If you want to receive some photos that I don't share here on the blog, please leave your email here. I'm crazy about cats too. Feel free to browse through BWAB, and I would love it if you say hi! For collaborations, projects, and other things, please email me at For more stories about BWAB, check here. Connect with us through

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  1. magsx2 says:

    Wow that is great, congrats. 😀

  2. This is great! I was once a part of the Cebu Yearbook marketing team.

  3. dustyloka says:

    congratulations mam jo! nice to know you hehehe i’m a regular in your page i just can’t miss to leave message on this one. cheers to EWIT as well! especially the originals if I may say so. sa uulitin 🙂 – dustyloka

  4. I nominated you for the Sunshine Award!

  5. Sony Fugaban says:

    Wow and WOW. I wish I could join you there.

  6. nice one..keep it up..

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