Multiple sources say that Diana was part of a group of six hikers from Cainta who went up Mt. Batulao on a dayhike.
REACTIONS FROM HIKERS
As soon as the news of the tragic incident came out in the Internet, an outpouring of sympathy came from the mountaineering community, with hundreds of hikers expressing their condolences and their personal reflections on the incident in the PM Facebook page. Here are some of their sentiments:
@Joey: “There’s a peak in the new trail of batulao(im not sure if its peak 9) that should not be climbed. I accidentaly climbed it with my brother last december due to the confusion with the blurred warning sign below, and it was indeed a very steep and dangerous trail that will lead you to nowhere! I strongly suggest to put a fence there to keep mountaineers away from that trail.”
@Indigo: “On behalf of Kislap Mountaineering Society (KMS), our deepest sympathy to a fellow mountaineer. May this be a reminder to us all the value of life and the journey that begins in each and every step we take.”
@El Tarik: “Nakikiramay ang mga kagrupo ko sa namatayan::: Ang Mpuntaineering ay isang larong nakakamatay, nakalagay na yan sa encyclopedia nuong panahon na unang kong pagreresearch about sa mountaineering (1989), dangan nga lamang ay hindi na yan itinuturo sa BMC101, ang pinalalabas ngayun sa mga training ay masaya, rock on, bisyo, alak, yosi, raggae ang mountaineering. inalis ang mga salitang babala, ito ay nakakamatay.”
@Lakan: “Condolence po sa pamilya at kaibigan. We should always be careful sa lahat ng climb – minor man o hindi. Take care mountaineers.”
@Mai: “It doesnt mean we have to stop hiking…wherever you are right now you may rest in peace…i salute you for being brave in conquerring mountains…pag umaakyat talaga laging handa dahil hindi natin alam what will happen only god knows kung kailan niya tayo kukunin..condolence to her family…”