Philippine Flag has been raised again at the top of Mt. Everest for the second time. The first is when three Filipino mountainers (Leo Oracion, Pastour Emata and Romi Garduce) successfully reached the summit last year during the 1st Philippine Mt. Everest Expediton and now, three Filipinas made their historic feat as the first ASEAN women to reach the highest mountain on Earth.
NoelleWenceslao, Carina Dayondon and Janet Belarmino composes the Kaya ng Pinay Team and had successfully reach the summit last May 17, 2007. They were supported by their expedition leader Art Valdez and ABS-CBN correspondent Abner Mercado.
Last February 25, Pinoy Explorer was on a book launch at the Market! Market in Fort Bonifacio to honor the Filipino feat to Everest. The book is entitled "Sa Bubungan ng Mundo", a personal account of the multi-awarded journalist and The Correspondent host Abner Mercado during the First Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition last year.
Only Erwin Emata and Usec. Art Valdez had made it to the launch but the three Filipinas are present to formalized their plans of conquest to Everest which they have made in flying colors recently.
Truly, Pinays can demonstrate an outstanding skills and strength even in the face of adversities as long they continue their passion to reach their goals. It's Pinay Empowerment, Mabuhay at talagang Kaya ng Pinay!