as much as we are enjoying travel around the Philippines, we too are responsible in the effects to which traveling can cause. it has a positive and a negative side.i attended the Backpacking Pilipinas session last Thursday at Recreational Outdoor Exchange (ROX) at the Bonifacio High Street. this was my second time to attend an event there (previously attended session with ROX). three speakers shared their experience of being backpackers. Leland Pasion shared his ideas on the topic backpacking solo. he discussed why one can still enjoy traveling alone and how one can plan a solo trip around the Philippines.the second speaker was an Australian lady who traveled 40countries in 5 continents. she visited the Philippines as a tourist but ended up deciding to reside in the country to support responsible traveling and other outreach projects.she discussed important points that requires travelers to be responsible in protecting the environment, in taking photos, and in relating with locals. last to speak was Tim Tayag who also shared his experience as a travel show host as a backapacker. carrying with him a large camera for travel shoots around the Philippines.nothing new was presented but every experience shared by the speakers were significant and worth the time. for future events just check events posters at ROX Philippines.