Samar

Samar, formerly and also known as Western Samar, is a province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is Catbalogan City and covers the western portion of Samar Island as well as several islands in the Samar Sea located west of the mainland. Leyte Island is just to the west connected by the San Juancinto Bridge. More…. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samar

The Homecoming! – part 2

Continuation of “The Homecoming! “ Food, family and good times. If anything merits a mention about the Philippines, it is     eating. When family is gathered, it seems that eating is never done. I recall how in the mornings, we would enjoy our coffee (Nescafe 3 in 1) with freshly baked ‘pandesal’ purchased from a rolling […]

[Video] Biking in Samar

Go along on a mountain bike ride with Joni Albesami Bonafacio of Trexplore Adventures from Catbalogan City, Samar. Joni and friends will take you to some of the most desolate interior places of Western Samar where few people ever see and experience. Witness Samar and it’s beauty in the Raw.

Calbayog History

Last updated: Monday, 13 February 2012 01:00 History Calbayog began as early as 1600 in a settlement called Hibatang by the river bank of the present Oquendo River. It had 2,000 inhabitants under the spiritual guidance of a certainJesuit, Father Ignacio de Alzina. The present barangay Anislag was the forerunner of Calbayog settlement. The barangay […]

The Homecoming!

Continuation of “Return to Samar” Upon arriving in Calbayog City, Samar, our first day was filled with Teri and the kinfolk reminiscing about old times. They shared and held many discussions about this and that, mostly that, while I enjoyed funning with all the nieces and nephews. I kept them all guessing, and always on […]

Education in the Philippines

The following interesting article about education is one that was shared by ASEAN Community on facebook. THOUSAND OF FOREIGN STUDENTS FLOCK TO THE PHILIPPINES FOR WORLD CLASS QUALITY YET AFFORDABLE EDUCATION Thousands of foreign university students are flocking to the Philippines, attracted by cheap yet high-quality courses conducted in English and an easy-going lifestyle outside […]

Return to Samar

(A re-post of an guest article I submitted to another blog site – April 2012) Our trip from Tupelo, MS. began early enough at 0200 with a 1.5 hour drive to Memphis International Airport. We boarded an American Airlines flight at 0600 bound for Chicago where we connected to Asiana Airlines for the long two […]