Surf’s Up in Samar Now!

CALICOAN ISLAND, Eastern Samar Located at the southernmost end of the Island of Samar is the an island appendage of Calicoan Island. Linked by bridge to Eastern Samar,    Calicoan Island is around 1,600 hectares in size and is bigger than Boracay Island. Known as the “Surfing Capital of the Visayas“, it is currently being […]

New Air Passenger Bill of Rights

Air passenger bill of rights to take effect Dec 21 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – The government on Monday released the “Air Passenger Bill of Rights”, a measure which seeks to protect consumers from certain airline practices such as overbooking and “misleading” promo fares. Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya  and Trade Secretary Gregory L. Domingo […]

Philippines Decorated for Christmas

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Typhoon Bopha – A State of Calamity

Saturday, December 8, 2012 MANILA — The National Government has placed the entire country under state of calamity following the devastation and hundreds of casualties left by Typhoon “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha). Proclamation No. 522, which was signed by President Benigno Aquino III on Friday, declares a State of National Calamity which “will hasten the […]

[Video] Typhoon Bopha – Help!

Watch this video to see the aftermath of the devastating Typhoon “Bopha” (aka Typhoon “Pablo”) after it hit Mindanao and the Philippines last week. Thousands of people were left homeless with billions in crop damage and hundreds dead.  All ad revenue from this video will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross. You can also […]

OMG! – The Philippines?

As I evolve as a U.S. citizen into a full time pursuer of the easy life, I am occasionally asked by my friends (with a look of puzzlement and fear) “why the Philippines?” Even some people that know I am married to a Filipina still ask that question. Some people just can’t understand why I […]

EV Eyes Tourist Arrivals to Reach 523,842 by 2016

Quote: TACLOBAN CITY – Eastern Visayas aims to increase tourist arrival from 207,957 in 2011 to 523,842 in 2016, targeting domestic visitors from three regions and foreign tourists from Europe and other five countries, the Department of Tourism revealed, citing the newly-completed tourism sectoral plan  The new plan, which will be launched on the last week […]