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 […]

Pinoy Travel Adventure: A Slice of Samar

By Gael Hilotin The chilled-out Eastern Samar remains an undiscovered gem for adventure travelers and beach worshippers. The airports in Borongan and Guiuan are still in the works to support the commercial and tourism industry so to get here you have to take a 4- 6 hour bus or van ride from Western Samar or […]

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 […]

[Video] Getting Around

Transportation is More Fun in the Philippines! If you have never been to the Philippines, this video of various methods of transportation can seem hilarious, but you will witness how people travel and get around this country on a daily basis. People here utilize various methods of transportation, and many do it as a necessity, because they […]

Northern Samar Power Problems

Northern Samar may lose power supply in 2013–NEA CATARMAN, Northern Samar – The National Electrification Administration (NEA) said the Northern Samar Electric Cooperative (Norsamelco) is saddled with debts, huge system losses, and weak management.  NORSAMELCO

Samar – A Hidden Paradise

Have you ever wanted to explore parts of our planet where nobody has ever been? These days, unless you to venture far north to the Arctic Circle or far south to the Antarctic, chances are somebody has been there and done that. With the exception of the deep sea, the Amazon Rainforest (which consists of 50% […]

Peso Strengthens

Philippine News publication – JPM The Philippine Peso closed on Monday at 41.025 to the USD, the highest level since March 2008, mainly due to a jump in remittances from overseas Filipino workers and the reported rise in consumer spending in the United States, the country’s major trading partner. The last time the Peso closed […]

Philippine Economy Expanding

The Philippine economy is estimated to have expanded by 5.5 percent in the third quarter due to greater government spending, rise in household consumption, and increase in investments to the services sector, according to Moody’s Analytics. Continue to article…

[Video] Discovering Biliran

Take another trip with Joni Bonifacio of TREXPLORE ADVENTURES and discover and explore Biliran Island, Philippines.  Also come along to the smaller islands of Maripipi and Sambauan. Scenery, beaches, and waterfalls.