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  1. #1

    ABS-CBN Coverage of the Philippine Expedition to MT EVEREST

    Wednesday, March 15, 2006


    RP Everest team aims for ‘unity climb’


    Two climbers of the First Philippine Mount Everest Expedition are all set to ascend the world’s highest peak this May on a “reconnaissance climb” that aims to prepare the rest of the team for a “unity climb” or an attempt to reach the summit next year.

    The expedition members also insisted Tuesday they would scale Everest as a team—regardless of whether they get beaten to the top by another Filipino mountaineer who chose to go ahead of them on a “commercial climb” alongside non-Filipino adventurers.

    Leo Oracion and Erwin “Pastor” Emata, the RP Everest team’s most formidable climbers, have been in Nepal since February to train and acclimatize to the cold weather conditions in the Himalayas, expedition leader Art Valdez said in a press conference.

    “We know it is a big challenge to climb Mount Everest. It is inherently dangerous,” said Valdez, a former transportation undersecretary. “This is why we’re taking precautions by sending Leo and Pastor first this summer.”

    “This reconnaissance climb will give them enough experience to help lead the whole team in 2007,” he added, reiterating that the team’s summit bid is still on for 2007.

    On Monday, reports said that mountaineer Romy Garduce left for Nepal on March 3 in a bid to be the first Filipino atop Everest, at 8,844 meters (29,015 feet) the highest in the world—apparently as a challenge to the RP Everest team, which had announced its attempt to reach the summit in 2004 after several tune-up climbs ending next year.

    Garduce, an information technology expert, recently scaled Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, the highest peak in the western Hemisphere. He is believed to reach Everest by paying to be included in a three- to five-member climbing team escorted by sherpas and other veteran climbers.

    But the squad, supported by Philippine Airlines, ABS-CBN, Stratworks, MedCentral, Coleman, National Sports Grill, Fitness First, PowerUp, the Rudy Project, FedEx, Kodak, and the Philippine Accident Manager’s Insurance, said team spirit mattered more to them.

    “This year’s reconnaissance expedition and the 2007 Unity climb are a chance for the [expedition] to bring glory to the Philippines. We will also be proud to have the first Asean women to reach the summit of Mt. Everest next year,” said Valdez.

    “We hope to lift the spirit of Filipinos and bring hope to our nation by showing that all things are possible as long as we are united in one cause.”

    Emata and Oracion are two of the country’s most respected, prize-winning adventure athletes. Both climbers proved their mettle when they led the RP expedition’s successful assault on the highly-technical and demanding slopes of Mount Muztagh-Ata at the Chinese-Pakistani border last year.

    “They are in peak physical condition and they proved their technical climbing skills, stamina, determination and teamwork on Muztagh-Ata. We are very confident that they will be ready for Everest,” Valdez said of the two.

    Valdez will be leading a support team that will leave this month to rendezvous with Oracion and Emata at the Everest base camp during the first week of April. By then, the two climbers will have acclimatized to the thin air and cold weather and will be ready to begin their ascent when the Nepali government opens the path to the mount’s peak.

    “For now, the government of Nepal is not allowing mountaineers to climb Everest since the terrain is still considered unsafe,” said team leader Regie Pablo.

    http://www.manilatimes.net/national/...60315spo7.html

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    THE FIRST Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition gets a big financial and morale boost as television giant ABS-CBN signs on as the exclusive network sponsor of the three-year quest of a team of Philippine climbers to conquer the highest and coldest peak in the world.

    The contract signing with ABS-CBN is viewed by team members as the possible catalyst that will encourage more Philippine and international companies to become part of the Philippine team to conquer the 29,035-foot Mount Everest and make it a truly historic national effort.

    Thirty-five veteran climbers from all over the country will undergo a rigid two-year preparation for the 60-day climb set for May 2007.

    The Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines headed by Transportation Undersecretary Arturo Valdez, Regie Pablo, Butch Sebastian and Fred Jamili are in the forefront of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure which may not break any records but will be a matter of national pride that will showcase the Filipino�s "can do" spirit.

    For its part, ABS-CBN from 2005 to 2007 will come up with a massive media campaign to promote the expedition by showcasing the mission-vision of the expedition leaders, lives of the climbers as well as the rigid preparation and training.

    It will also feature the different alpine climbs of the team in other countries, as part of their training and preparation for the Mount Everest summit, and the team�s local climbs in other countries as well as when they scale new heights in the local mountain scene. The coverage will take the viewers all the way to the final selection process of the 15-man member team who will do the actual ascent and a live coverage feed of the actual climb.

    ABS-CBN�s support will truly create the much-needed awareness as the expedition group raises funds to see the climb to fruition. Alongside the network�s support is Mary Lindbert International � the official marketing and events Management Company for the First Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition.

    The expedition was formally launched last March 23 and the first part of the preparatory leg began last July with a 45-day training in the Himalayan Mountaineering School in India for basic and advanced courses.

    http://www.mb.com.ph/issues/2005/01/...010325570.html

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    The Correspondents' "Mt. Cook Chronicles: The Road to Everest" wins Int. Jury Prize

    http://www.8848.ru/eng/itogi_9_en.htm
    THE WINNERS OF THE NINTH MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

    Grand Prix
    “DIE STORY: TOD AM NANGA PARBAT”
    Director Ludwig Ott (Germany)

    The winners in nominations:

    The winner in nomination “Mountaineering films”
    “SUR LE FIL DES 4000“
    Director Gilles Chappaz (France)

    The winner in nomination “Sport-extreme”
    “SIX RIVERS OF CHILI”
    Directors Natalia Korotaeva, Ruslan Korotaev (Russia)

    The winner in nomination “Adventure films”
    “COAST TO COAST. A PIECE OF MY HEART”
    Directors Olivier Aubert, Mike Blyth (Switzerland)

    The winner in nomination “Mountain nature”
    “PARTING LANDS” (An Icelandic Saga)
    Director Zoltan Torok (Hungary)

    SPECIAL PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY

    ”The best director’s work”
    “COLD VOID”
    Director Philipp Haucke (Germany)

    “The best cameraman’s work”
    “HEARTBEATS OF DENALI”
    Cameramen Roger Vernon, Edgar Boyles (Canada)

    “The best camera man’s work in extreme conditions”
    “A DAY ON THE SUMMIT”
    Cameramen Alexander Provatorov, Nikolay Kozhemyako (Russia)
    “The best sound system of the film”
    “RUSH HOUR IN ANTARCTICA“
    Director Luc Jacquet (France)

    “For high quality cinematographic realization of contemporary mountaineering topic”
    “YOSEMITE“
    Director Valerio Folco (Italy)

    Special Prizes of the Organizing Committee

    “For unusual view of mountains”
    “SACRED MOUNTAINS OF THE WORLD“
    Director Stipe Bozic (Croatia)
    “For the will-power to win”
    “MТ. COOK CHRONICLES: THE ROAD TO EVEREST”
    Director Abner P.Mercado (Philippines)



    Special Diplomas of the Organizing Committee

    “ROCK MYSTERY” Director Alexander Lyapun (Ukraine. Crimea)

    “ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND WORLD OF CHATIR-DAG AND IT’S INHABITANTS” Director Ludmila Vertyaeva (Ukraine. Crimea)

    “THE ARCTIC ABOVE US” Director Vladlen Kruchkin (Russia) 1978 (Retro)

    “CLOSE AND UNKNOWN” Author Vsevolod Chubukov ( Russia) 1963 (Retro)


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    Ninth Festival "Vertical"
    MТ. COOK CHRONICLES: THE ROAD TO EVEREST

    Category: Mountaineering films
    Year: 2005
    Time: 82 min
    Country: Philippines
    Camera-man: Jimmy Dasal
    Director: Abner P. Mercado

    Subject: This is a glimpse of the First Philippine Everest team in a crucial period of their training. 17 Filipino mountaineers destined to be included in the country’s mountaineering history. Come the year 2007, they will be a foot of Mountain, taking their steps towards the impossible. The triumph of one team will be glory of a nation. Filipinos, making their way to the top of the world.

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    The Correspondents Documentary Summary:
    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/images/ne...005everest.htm

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/images/news/newspics/04-27-2005/abner.jpg
    'Mount Cook Chronicles: The Road to Everest'
    Itinanghal ng The CORRESPONDENTS,
    Lunes, 11:30 p.m.

    Ulat ni Abner Mercado
    Una sa dalawang yugto

    MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK, New Zealand - Dalawang taon na ang nakararaan nang ipunla ni Arturo Valdez, dating ikalawang kalihim ng transportasyon at komunikasyon (DOTC), ang idea na akyatin ang Mount Everest.

    Wika nga sa Ingles, "its every mountaineer's dream to climb the highest peak in the world."

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/images/news/newspics/04-27-2005/ice4.jpg
    Ngayon, umuusbong na ang ipinunlang pangarap ni Valdez at ng kanyang grupo.

    Labimpitong mga "mountaineer" na Pilipino ang ipinadpad sa New Zealand tangan ang matinding pagnanais na maihanda ang kanilang sarili at mga kakayahan.

    Ang kanilang destinasyon: Mt. Cook na siyang pinakamatarik na bundok sa New Zealand.

    Ayon kay Reggie Pablo, isa sa mga lider ng grupo ng mountaineer, sa sobrang tarik ng Mt. Cook ay wala nang pawang mga ulap na lang ang makikita sa tuktok nito.

    Batid ng pangkat ni Pablo ang peligro na kanilang dadaanan sa pagsasanay. Kabilang dito ang masamang panahon, pag-ulan ng yelo at bagyo.

    Sabi ni Pablo, halimbawa pa lang ito ng mapanganib na kondisyon na kakaharapin nila sa sandaling akyatin ang Everest.

    Hindi lahat
    Hindi lahat ng 17 mga mountaineer ang mapapabilang sa huling listahan ng grupong aakyat sa Everest. Pero sa pananaw ng bawat isa, tagumpay na ring maituturing ang mapabilang sila kahit sa pagsasanay para rito.

    Nagmula sa iba't ibang panig ng Pilipinas ang mga miembro ng grupo. Bagama't mayroon silang magkakaibang paniniwala at relihiyon, bigkis sila ng iisang layunin.

    Isang buwan bago lumipad ang grupo patungong New Zealand noong Marso, nagsanay muna sila sa bulubunduking bato ng Rodriguez, Rizal.

    Dalawa sa mga miembro ng grupo ang agad nakilala ng The CORRESPONDENTS. Sila ay sina Janet Belarmino at Theodore Aquino.

    Si Belarmino, 26, ay isa sa tatlong mga babae na kasapi ng pangkat. Sakaling maging mapalad siya na makabilang sa huling listahan, si Belarmino ang unang Pilipina na makaaakyat sa tinaguriang "bubungan" ng mundo.

    Samantala, si Aquino, 26, ay miembro ng UP Mountaineers at matagal nang tagapagsanay sa palakasan na kung tawagin ay "rock climbing."

    Sabi ni Aquino, banyaga para sa mga Pilipino ang mga bundok na nababalutan ng yelo. Bunga nito, kailangan nilang magsanay nang husto upang mahasa ang kanilang kakayahan.


    Kakaibang Semana Santa
    Pumapasok na ang Semana Santa noong Marso 19, 2005, nang lumipad ang Philippine Mount Everest Team patungong New Zealand para sa pagsasanay.

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/images/news/newspics/04-27-2005/ice1.jpg

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/images/news/newspics/04-27-2005/ice2.jpg

    Sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport, agaw-atensyon ang grupo sa kapwa nila mga pasahero. Kakaiba ang kasuotan ng mga miembro ng grupo at hindi rin karaniwan ang kanilang mga bagahe, partikular ang mga kagamitan sa pag-akyat sa bundok.

    Mula Maynila, lumipad ang eroplano ng grupo patungong Hong Kong bago ang 11-oras na biyahe sa New Zealand.

    Ika-20 ng Marso nang lumapag ang eroplano ng mga mountaineer sa Auckland International Airport.

    Mula sa Auckland, isa pang biyahe ng eroplano ang sasakyan ng grupo papuntang Christchurch sa bahaging timog ng bansa.

    Ayon sa mga nakapanayam ng The CORRESPONDENTS, Christchurch ang isa sa pinakamahalagang siyudad ng New Zealand sa bahaging timog nito.

    Sa kabila nito, tahimik, kalmado at hindi mabilis ang agos ng buhay-siyudad sa Christchurch kumpara sa ibang lugar sa mundo na halos nagkukumahog sa pagpasok sa trabaho ang mga tao lalo na kung araw ng Lunes.

    Bago umalis ng Christchurch, bumili muna ang grupo ng mga kakailanganin sa pagsasanay sa Mt. Cook Village sa timog ng Christchurch.

    Mula Christchurch, tatlong oras ang paglalakbay bago makarating sa Mt. Cook Village.

    Bagama't walang tagapagsanay na nakuha ang grupo sa unang mga araw sa Mt. Cook Village, hindi nila sinayang ang pagkakataon.

    Sa sumunod na mga araw, mula Marso 22-24, ginamit nila ang mga oras upang makaakma sa klima at kapaligiran ng kabundukan.

    Dito nila ginugol ang mga oras, sa matulaing ganda ng lugar na maituturing na "paraiso" at swerteng narating ng The CORRESPONDENTS.

    Pero higit sa lahat ng kagandahan ng lugar, pakay ng mga mountaineer na Pilipino ang karanasan ng pagsasanay sa Mt. Cook na isang hakbang patungo sa kasaysayang itatala nila sa Everest sa 2007 ngalan ng Pilipinas at kanilang mga kababayan.

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/images/news/newspics/04-27-2005/ice3.jpg

  4. #4
    Mount Cook Chronicles: The Road to Everest'
    Itinanghal ng The CORRESPONDENTS,
    Lunes, 11:30 p.m.

    Ulat ni Abner Mercado
    Pangalawa sa dalawang yugto

    Noong nakaraang Lunes ay inihandog ng The Correspondentsang kwento ng Philippine Mount Everest Team Expedition.

    Mahigit isang taon nang nagsasanay ang pangkat sa iba't-ibang kabundukan sa Pilipinas at sa ibayong dagat. Noong 2004 ay nagtungo ang grupo sa Hilagang India na nasa Himalaya.

    Sa taong ito, pangarap ng pangkat na magsanay para maiwagayway ang bandila ng Pilipinas sa tuktok ng Mt. Everest na pinakamatayog sa buong mundo.

    Magkahalong pananabik at takot sa puso ang nadama ng mga miyembro ng expedition team habang patungo sa paliparan ng Mt. Cook.

    Bago tumuloy sa Mt. Cook ay dumaan muna ang pangkat sa Alpine Guides. Patungo sa paliparan ng Mt. Cook ay nagbadya ang masamang lagay ng panahon sa pamamagitan ng makakapal na ulap na tumakip sa mga bundok.

    Sa kabila nito, naghanda ang grupo para sa paglipad patungo sa Tasman Glacier. Makaraan ang matagal na paghihintay sa mas maaliwalas na panahon ay lumapag na ang helicopter na maghahatid sa pangkat sa Tasman Glacier.

    Inihatid ang bawat pangkat sa Tasman Glacier. Naunang inilipad ang film crew ng The Correspondents.

    Nagpabalik-balik ang helicopter para sunduin ang buong expedition team. Binubuo ng 20 Pilipino ang pangkat. May limang Alpine guides din na sumama sa pangkat.

    Ang Tasman Glacier ang pinakamalawak na bulubundukin na nababalot ng yelo sa New Zealand. May lawak itong siyam na kilometro at may sukat ang kahabaan nito na 29 kilometro. Ipinangalan ito kay Abel Tasman na isang Dutch explorer.

    Nagsimula ang paglalakbay sa glacier. Naglagay ng lubid sa katawan ang mga miyembro ng pangkat dahil dito raw nakasalalay ang buhay ng sinumang Alpine mountaineer.

    Nagamit din ng grupo ang pinag-aralang "roping activity" at pagsusuot ng "crampons" na siyang kakapitan ng mga bota na kakagat sa yelo para maiwasan ang pagdulas.

    Umakyat ang buong grupo sa Kelman Hut na siyang magsisilbing tahanan nila sa susunod na mga araw ng pagsasanay.

    Si Janet Belarmino ang nanguna sa calesthenics sa mga unang araw ng pagsasanay ng pangkat. Bilang fitness instructor ay malaki ang naiambag ni Belarmino para mapalakas ang katawan ng grupo.

    Sinundan ni Abner Mercado ang grupo sa kasagsagan ng kanilang pag-akyat ng isang batuhang bahagi ng Mt. Cook Village.

    Nagsanay din sa pag-akyat ang cameraman niyang si Jimmy Dasal para makakuha ng magandang video. Ani Dasal, "Mahirap pala... Exciting kahit nakakatakot."


    Sinubukan din ni Mercado na mag-rappel. Ipinaliwanag din sa kanila kung paano gamitin ang mga gear sa pagsasanay.

    Ayon sa grupo, nasusukat ang tunay na pakikisama ng isang tao sa mga kapwa niya sa pamamagitan ng pag-akyat ng bundok.

    Sa huling mga yugto ng pagsasanay ng expedition team ay hinati ang grupo sa tatlo para maglakad pababa ng glacier patungo sa Mt. Cook Village.

    Bago bumaba ay nagsanay na muna ng ice climbing ang unang dalawang pangkat. Ginawa nila ang tinatawag na "ice fall."

    Patungo sa training ground ay nalaglag pa ang cameraman na si Dasal habang pababa ng bundok.

    Sa kabila nito, hindi raw maikukumpara ang maliliit na disgrasya kung ihahambing sa puspusang pagsasanay at sakripisyong ginagawa ng bawat kasapi ng expedition bilang paghahanda sa hamon ng pag-akyat ng Mt. Everest.

    Malayo pa ang lalakbayin ng expedition dalawang taon mula ngayon. Pero anila, mahalaga na alam nila na nasa tamang landas sila patungo sa kanilang layunin.

    Pero ang inaasam na tugatog ng Everest ay hindi nila kakayanin ayon kay Ani Arturo Valdez, dating ikalawang kalihim ng transportasyon at komunikasyon (DOTC).

    "Hindi ho basta-basta ang expedition na ito. We're appealing to corporate giants. This is our Philippine team," aniya.

    "We must have the technical support," dagdag ni Valdez.

    Nasaksihan ng The Correspondentsang tapang at sigasig ng expedition team na nais magbigay ng karangalan sa bansa.

    Umaasa ang nag-uulat na makakasama muli ang pangkat sa 2007 kung kailan susubukin nila na akyatin ang bubungan ng mundo.

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/images/ne...005everest.htm

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/images/news/newspics/05-04-2005/ice4.jpg
    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/images/news/newspics/05-04-2005/ice1.jpg

  5. #5
    The Correspondents

    Mondays after Insider

    on ABS-CBN



    Replays on ANC

  6. #6
    kaya pala... sobrang yabang ng gma 7 na sila daw yung mag-cover ng 1st filipino on mt everest... baka naman pinilit lang nila yun para maisahan ang abs-cbn... pag napahamak yun, lagot ang gma.

  7. #7
    ilang teams ba or climbers meron ang Philippines?

    Meron kasi *** GMA7 at ABSCBN. So bale, we have two teams?

  8. #8
    ^^yup

    So ibig sabihin, maguunahan ang ABS-CBN and GMA network to climb Mt. Everest and reach the peak.

    Sana iprioritize ng dalawang networks ang safety ng climbers nila.

    Leo Oracion and Erwin “Pastor” Emata, --> ABS-CBN
    Romy Garduce --> GMA

  9. #9
    Ano yan, kampihan? Anak ng tokwa naman o, aakyat na nga lang ng bundok, may kumpetisyon pa.

  10. #10
    matagal na nacover ng correspondents ang mt everest climb na yan. last year ko pa nakita yun preparations which was shown by abner mercado. i remembered kasi nagcomment pa yun kapatid ko na baka atakihin sa puso si abner mercado coz kala namin kasali ***.

    yun sa gma, lately ko lang nakita.

    pero its good to have pinoys climb mt. everest, regardless of which network covers their story. dapat united naman tayo sa ganito feat ng kababayan natin and sana our climbers would be safe and victorious.

    GO PINOYS!!!!

  11. #11
    healthy competition naman yan.

    since we have two teams, we have greater chances of reaching the peak, right?!


    Iba ang galing ng Pinoy!

  12. #12
    ang alam ko, *** sa ABS-CBN, its a small group of mountain climbers lead by Leo Oracion and Erwin “Pastor” Emata, pero target days of climbing nila ay sa May 2007 pa. meron lang silang reconnaissance climb this may 2006.

    *** sa GMA, *** kay Romy Garduce, the coverage of the climbing was signed in a contract just this month, before Romy left the country, at aakyat sya with a different team [with non-filipinos], pero he plans to climb may this year i think.

    so technically, di sya kompetisyon o unahan. pero i guess its another network war, di pumayag ang GMA na ABS lang ang may coverage or story for Mt Everest. nakasungkit ang GMA kay garduce.

    --

    p.s. dpt di pinagmerge ang thread ng victory ng the correspondents sa thread ng abs-cbn coverage ng phil. expedition.

    i hope i gave the correct inputs
    Last edited by bluethehero; Mar 25, 2006 at 04:21 AM.

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    Aurgh THIS IS DISGUSTING. Pitting pinoys against each other for network ratings. In DZMM, sinisiraan pa si Romy Garduce (?) saying his climb will be lead by foreign climbers.

    My family knows Romy personally and I know that he's been planning this climb for the longest time. He will be climbing this May I think. I don't really know who was able to get get a tv coverage first. I just hope we support both groups and sana wag na lang sila magunahan...

  14. #14
    Have you guys seen the news of GMA 7 about this today? From what I remember, the name of the person who will climb mt. everest was mentioned twice. But "GMA 7 team" was mentioned again and again and again. Naghahanda daw sa pagcocover ng unang pilipinong aakyat sa Mt.Everest. I was thinking "are you supporting the first attempt of a filipino to climb everest or are you promoting "GMA 7 team". So different sa promotions ng 2 kung saan pag pinanuod mo, parang magiging proud ka as a Filipino. Yoko na sanang ibring up ang network war, pero nakakairita lang kasi.
    Last edited by katotohanan; Mar 25, 2006 at 04:09 AM.

  15. #15
    rockstaridol: yup, lets support both groups. there's nothing wrong with romy garduce's aim to reach the peak, it just happened that gma-7 learned about his aim and that his aim will be this soon, thus will be in the advantage of gma-7 esp because abs-cbn signed a coverage for oracion and emata's team which is set for next year, although THIS year, may reconnaissance climb na gagawin *** team sa abs-cbn, so technically, unahan pa rin for this May. the article at the very first post of this thread states that romy will be accompanied [hindi "lead" ang term] by foreign climbers.

    read this portion in the article at the start of the thread:

    The expedition members also insisted Tuesday they would scale Everest as a team—regardless of whether they get beaten to the top by another Filipino mountaineer who chose to go ahead of them on a “commercial climb” alongside non-Filipino adventurers. - i guess that is garduce.

    Garduce, an information technology expert, recently scaled Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, the highest peak in the western Hemisphere. He is believed to reach Everest by paying to be included in a three- to five-member climbing team escorted by sherpas and other veteran climbers.


    anyway, how did dzmm report it ba? was it in bad faith? if they just mentioned that foreign climbers will lead romy, then there's nothing wrong, otherwise, it must not be tolerated. that's what newspapers say about romy as well. [read the text in bold sa taas]

    as for the gma news feature, well, whatever the manner they campaigned for the event, it is obvious that gma is pertaining to a "single man", while abs-cbn uses "expedition", which IMO is plural. may mga babae pa na kasama sa expedition.

    another thing: the team that will be covered by ABS-CBN is sponsored not only by the network, but by more entities like PAL, etc. May campaign support pa from Mary Lindbert International *** sa ABS-CBN.

    read this carefully too [from the 2nd article in the threadstart]:

    The Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines headed by Transportation Undersecretary Arturo Valdez, Regie Pablo, Butch Sebastian and Fred Jamili are in the forefront of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure which may not break any records but will be a matter of national pride that will showcase the Filipino�s "can do" spirit.

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    guys, before you react on both features of abs-cbn and gma, at least try to research, or at least read the articles in this thread.
    Last edited by bluethehero; Mar 25, 2006 at 04:25 AM.

  16. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by tintura_de_yodo
    Ano yan, kampihan? Anak ng tokwa naman o, aakyat na nga lang ng bundok, may kumpetisyon pa.
    nakisawsaw lang ang tv networks [sorry to kapusos, but i should say...] moreover, GMA, kasi *** coverage kay garduce was too sudden.

    pero i have a funny feeling na may issue na noon pa between garduce and the philippine expedition team. garduce could have easily chosen to join the team.

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    another article:

    Two climbers of ABS-backed team reach 2 peaks in Nepal

    Two members of the First Philippine Mount Everest Expedition have just finished acclimatizing and training at two peaks in Namche Bazar, Nepal, bringing them closer to their objective of climbing the world’s tallest peak in May as part of the team’s preparations for a "unity climb" in 2007.

    Leo Oracion and Erwin "Pastor" Emata scaled camps at Island Peak (elevation 20,305 feet) and Kalapatar (18,192 feet), breaking the trail, walking through waist-deep snow and climbing through steep 80-degree inclines, leaving other climbers following their trail, their teammates revealed in a press conference Friday in Makati City.

    Oracion and Emata also braved the region’s heavy snowfall, which had turned the ground into hard ice, on a reconnaissance climb to Everest so they can lead the all-Filipino teams that will be climbing the mountain from different points at its base, eventually meeting at the summit.

    Considered the Philippines’ most respected adventure athletes and mountaineers, both climbers lead the Expedition team supported by local broadcasting giant ABS-CBN, Asia Brewery’s Summit Water, Philippine Airlines, Globe Roaming Services, Coleman, Stratworks, MedCentral, Mozcom, National Sports Grill, Fitness First, PowerUp, the Rudy Project, FedEx, Kodak, and the Philippine Accident Manager’s Insurance Corp.

    "This bid will be a daring and profound show of Pinoy determination and unity, which the team hopes will be a feat the whole nation can be proud of," said expedition team leader Art Valdez.

    Oracion and Emata are now back in Namche Bazar, but are planning to return to Island Peak to train some more while waiting for the rest of the expedition squad, which will serve as support teams, to arrive from the Philippines.

    One of their backups will leave this weekend to provide logistical support. The group is composed of team physician Dr. Ted Esguerra, Jong Narciso and JB Anonuevo.

    Narciso and Anonuevo are accomplished climbers like Dr. Esguerra, who is also from the Coast Guard.

    The rest of the expedition team is set to follow by the end of the month. They will be meeting up on the way to Mt. Everest’s Base Camp (elevation 17,600 feet) so they too can provide support for Emata and Oracion.

    Meanwhile, a team composed of Regie Pablo, Karina Dayondon, Noelle Wenceslao, Janet Belar-mino and Larry Honoridez will split off from the group to train on nearby Baruntse (23,517 feet), added Valdez, a former transportation undersecretary.

    "Up there, you have to climb with people you know you can trust and rely on," he said.

    For more information about the First Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition team, log on to www.philippine-everest.com.

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    i hate to play as devil's advocate here, but the expedition team supported by ABS-CBN seemingly is the more widely-supported and in a way, more official. however, Garduce of GMA-7 still should make the pinoys proud if ever he really reaches the summit this year, hopefully, he can become the first pinoy to ever reach mt everest summit. i guess Garduce has some certain goals that are quite different [if not in contrast or in competition] with the RP Everest team.

    p.s. the nepal government is not permiting people pa raw to climb as of the moment. sana by may pumayag na nepal govt *** makaakyat si garduce.
    Last edited by bluethehero; Mar 25, 2006 at 05:06 AM.

  17. #17
    nakup naman akyatin muna ang mt.apo ng may live telecast no bago kayo mag aakyat ng bundok sa ibang bansa huh! diba regine velasquez ng DOT?

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    Everest TV ‘war’ heats up

    Two climbers of ABS-backed team reach 2 peaks in Nepal


    Two members of the First Philippine Mount Everest Expedition have just finished acclimatizing and training at two peaks in Namche Bazar, Nepal, bringing them closer to their objective of climbing the world’s tallest peak in May as part of the team’s preparations for a “unity climb” in 2007.

    Leo Oracion and Erwin “Pastor” Emata scaled camps at Island Peak (elevation 20,305 feet) and Kalapatar (18,192 feet), breaking the trail, walking through waist-deep snow and climbing through steep 80-degree inclines, leaving other climbers following their trail, their teammates revealed in a press conference Friday in Makati City.

    Oracion and Emata also braved the region’s heavy snowfall, which had turned the ground into hard ice, on a reconnaissance climb to Everest so they can lead the all-Filipino teams that will be climbing the mountain from different points at its base, eventually meeting at the summit.

    Considered the Philippines’ most respected adventure athletes and mountaineers, both climbers lead the Expedition team supported by local broadcasting giant ABS-CBN, Asia Brewery’s Summit Water, Philippine Airlines, Globe Roaming Services, Coleman, Stratworks, MedCentral, Mozcom, National Sports Grill, Fitness First, PowerUp, the Rudy Project, FedEx, Kodak, and the Philippine Accident Manager’s Insurance Corp.

    “This bid will be a daring and profound show of Pinoy determination and unity, which the team hopes will be a feat the whole nation can be proud of,” said expedition team leader Art Valdez.

    Oracion and Emata are now back in Namche Bazar, but are planning to return to Island Peak to train some more while waiting for the rest of the expedition squad, which will serve as support teams, to arrive from the Philippines.

    One of their backups will leave this weekend to provide logistical support. The group is composed of team physician Dr. Ted Esguerra, Jong Narciso and JB Anonuevo.

    Narciso and Anonuevo are accomplished climbers like Dr. Esguerra, who is also from the Coast Guard.

    The rest of the expedition team is set to follow by the end of the month. They will be meeting up on the way to Mt. Everest’s Base Camp (elevation 17,600 feet) so they too can provide support for Emata and Oracion.

    Meanwhile, a team composed of Regie Pablo, Karina Dayondon, Noelle Wenceslao, Janet Belarmino and Larry Honoridez will split off from the group to train on nearby Baruntse (23,517 feet), added Valdez, a former transportation undersecretary.

    “Up there, you have to climb with people you know you can trust and rely on,” he said.

    For more information about the First Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition team, log on to www.philippine-everest.com.

    The all-Pinoy recon climb to Everest’s summit is expected to begin in mid-April, when the team comes together at Base Camp. Oracion and Emata are expected to complete their reconnaissance climb by May.

    “This is all part of the team’s training and preparation for next year’s grand climb. Everest harbors the world’s harshest, most extreme environment and we want to be ready to do our country proud. This is why we have carefully mapped out this training program which we began in 2004,” said Valdez.

    Training and reconnaissance climbs like this are necessary to prepare their bodies and foster teamwork, added the former transportation undersecretary.

    http://www.manilatimes.net/national/...60325spo7.html

    GMA Network backs Garduce’s attempt


    In an attempt to once again make television history, leading TV station GMA Network recently partnered with The North Face, the world renowned manufacturer of expedition gear, to bring “Pinoy sa Tuktok ng Mundo”—The GMA Mount Everest Expedition.

    “Pinoy sa Tuktok ng Mundo” is the special, exclusive coverage of climber and mountaineer Romi Garduce attempt to be the first Filipino to conquer the highest peak in the world.

    Representatives from The North Face, led by its managing director Johnny Thai, recently signed the pact with Garduce and GMA Network’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Felipe Gozon; Gilberto Duavit Jr., the executive vice president and chief operation officer; Marissa Flores, senior vice president for news and public affairs, and GMA Marketing President Manuel Quiogue.

    Garduce left for Nepal on March 3 in a bid to be the first Filipino atop Everest, at 8,844 meters (29,015 feet) the highest in the world.

    An information technology expert, Garduce recently scaled Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, at 6,959 meters (22,825 feet) the highest peak in the western hemisphere. He would reach Everest by joining five-member climbing team escorted by sherpas and other veteran climbers.

    http://www.manilatimes.net/national/...60325spo8.html

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    wag na muna intindihin ang network war at this point in time... go garduce... kaya mo yan... (well, im not campaigning for 'GMA 7 Team' as much as they want to call it...)

  20. #20
    First time ko napanood yung promotional plug ng ABS kagabi, at nagandahan ako. Buti naman pinaghandaan nila ang promotional plug for this special coverage.

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