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Ervin is a gadget and tech enthusiast turned travel blogger for Schadow1 Expeditions. His blog is an account of traveling the country and climbing its peaks; while mapping it as part of his decade-long advocacy of ensuring the Filipino must not be a stranger to his motherland.

Backpacking Sagada

Mountain Province

Backpacking Sagada

Ervin Malicdem | Feb 03, 2014

Sagada is a town situated up in the Cordillera mountains at 1,500 meters above sea level. It's a haven for backpackers and adventure enthusiasts as it offers a vast array of locations for those seeking an adrenaline rush. From caves down below, to rushing rivers, zigzag roads, ravines, flowing waterfalls, and towering peaks, the town offers an ironic setting. An irony of a plethora of activities in the midst a laid-back, relaxing, and scenic environment.

Caramoan: A Hidden Paradise Beyond the Mountains

Camarines Sur

Caramoan: A Hidden Paradise Beyond the Mountains

Ervin Malicdem | Jan 20, 2014

Caramoan is one of the towns in the mountainous area of Camarines Sur's peninsula. Protected by a wide area of mountain ranges, this town is hidden within a valley only accessible through a 2-hour boat ride. And this town is the gateway to the awesome islands that are scattered along the northern shores facing the Pacific Ocean.

The Neglected Andres Bonifacio Shrine

Cavite

The Neglected Andres Bonifacio Shrine

Ervin Malicdem | Nov 28, 2013

November 30th is the birthday of the leader and founder of KKK, the Kataas-taasang Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan - Andres Bonifacio. He is a true hero yet a victim of the early evidence of dirty politics in the Philippines. Know about him and let the present learn from the mistakes of the past. Visit and hike to his last stand at the foot of Mt. Buntis and Nagpatong at Maragondon Cavite

Super Typhoon Yolanda, the Philippines and the Mapping Advocates

Super Typhoon Yolanda, the Philippines and the Mapping Advocates

Ervin Malicdem | Nov 14, 2013

In just 5 days after Super Typhoon Yolanda's landfall, 711 mapping advocates worldwide have teamed up and volunteered to give a massive 1.5-million update on the map of the Philippines; as they place their focus on assessment mapping affected areas of Yolanda. Every minute, the volunteers and the updates are increasing. The map they create assists worldwide relief operations in the typhoon-stricken areas of the Philippines including American Red Cross to help them accurately identify and mobilize their team to go about their missions.