Thursday, May 24, 2012

Shirts for Benevolent
Mountain Trekkers

I'm back! The end half of May sure is a busy one for me. Aside from printing BloggerShirts, I've printed more than 75 shirts for two mountaineer groups. Thanks to the free-spirited Bernie, a mountaineer and social worker who gave me this project. I met her through my locktician Avhel a.k.a. Pinoy Dreadman.

Both are "trek for a cause" event shirts. One is scheduled on May 26 to 27, another on May 31 to June 3, 2012. On those coming days, mountaineers will  bring donated books and other school supplies up the Sierra Mountain for the Dumagat kids.

The Dumagat are an ethnic group here in the Philippines. They typify the negrito physical traits: dark brown to black skin and curly hair. There are some cases of fair complexion and straight hair as result of mixture with lowland Pinoys. The Dumagat are semi-nomadic. They are found in the province of Nueva Ecija, Isabela, Nueva Viscaya, Carmarines Sur, Carmarines Norte, Rizal and Bulacan.

Because most of them live in the mountains, not all of the Dumagat are educated. Thanks to government efforts, private organizations and people like my new friend Bernie, the Dumagat people of this generation has a better chance in surviving this modern world.

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