April 29, 2011, Davao del Sur – Mountaineer and photographer Rhonson Ng and his team of photographers are all set to document the First Mount Apo International Boulder Face Challenge 2011 (April 29-30), a 24-hour race to the Mt. Apo peak to be participated by international and local outdoor athletes. The gruelling extreme challenge composed of four disciplines: mountain biking, water tubing, road running and mountain climbing all the way to the boulder face — boasts of cash prizes of P150 thousand (first prize), P100thousand (second prize) and P75thousand (third prize).
The Mount Apo Boulder Face Challenge is spearheaded by the Department of Tourism Xl, the Municipality of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources with support from various agencies and organizations including San Miguel Corporation and Hedcor and sponsors Columbia Sportswear Company, Digilution and JohnGold Travel and Tours . (photo taken in Baroring, Sta. Cruz)
The author is a multi-awarded photographer, journalist, and artist whose works are featured in tourism campaigns (It’s More Fun in the Philippines), covers and spreads of books and international magazines. A long time columnist of SunStar Davao, she is a frequent traveler in search of inspirational heartwarming stories of human interest. She is also an influencer and motivational speaker who gives photography workshops in universities and organizations. A former TV personality, she has done several print and TV commercials, event hosting and speaking engagements. In 2013, she has received an award from the City Government of Davao for her significant contribution in the social media. She was one of the speakers in Photo World Asia 2017. A web designer/blogger since the 90s, she has seen the evolution of the internet and social media transition from the perspective of a traditional media person.