Hikers of Masungi Georeserve with Noel Guevara

Award-winning Filipino conservation photographer and filmmaker Noel Guevara takes us on a trek in the rainforests of Rizal.

Get to know the rangers of Masungi Georeserve and three hikers who find sanctuary in nature.

Sarah Aquino

Sarah is a development worker for over 9 years, having extensive experience in both government and non-profit organizations. She is also a board member of Juan Portrait, a non-profit organization empowering remote communities through photography.

Outside of work, she has been climbing—plastic rocks and real rocks—for around 6 years. Her favorite places are Ambongdolan in Benguet for bouldering, and Igbaras in Iloilo for sport climbing.

Felicia Singson

Felicia is a Development Studies undergraduate from Ateneo who has been an avid climber for 3 years. Ever since her exposure to climbing, hiking has been an integral part of her routine since treks and hikes are en route to the crag.

With things slowly transitioning to the new normal, she hopes to be able to climb more mountains and spread her passion and awareness about the great outdoors.

John Aquino

John is an outdoor fitness enthusiast. To get a breather from his busy life as a trainer and a teacher, he likes to climb or chill by the beach. He is a new dad and he can’t wait to start taking his daughter on hikes with beautiful views.

Masungi Georeserve

Masungi Georeserve is an award-winning conservation area and rustic rock garden tucked in the rainforests of Baras, Rizal, Philippines.

Home to massive limestone formations, and hundreds of plant and animal species, the Masungi Georeserve is dedicated to the conservation and appreciation of the area's landscape.

After more than 20 years of protection, the limestone formation is intact and is now surrounded by a thriving secondary forest.​

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Noel Guevara

Noel is conservation photographer and filmmaker based in the Philippines for over 18 years. He is an Emerging League talent of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP).

Throughout his career, he has been honored in many international competitions such as the Sony World Photography Awards, DEEP Indonesia, and Nature Photography Awards.

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