Air Travel Changes to Samar (Philippines)

Route Changes! Effective December 1st, 2017, PAL Express will no longer provide air service for the Manila/Calbayog or the Manila/Catarman routes (and vise versa). Clark will be the updated point of departure and arrival to the CYP/CRM markets. Routes and schedules will change as follows: Remember, you can always fly Cebu Pacific from Manila to […]

A Christmas Season Typhoon (Follow-up)

A “Grinch” named Nona (Melor)! Last week Mother Nature decided to disrupt everyone’s holiday preparations here in the Central Philippines and present us with her own Season’s Greetings message… and a storm that could have easily been named “Grinch.” Just 11 days before Christmas (14 Dec), we watched a storm develop out of a small […]

No Power, Gaisano Grand Mall, and STP

Brownout! When it comes to scheduling power outages, our electrical provider SAMELCO I is not very efficient. Nor are they very good at it! Just this past Friday afternoon at 16:20 I received a text message that our power would be out the following day (Saturday) from 09:00 to 17:00 (That’s 9am to 5pm for […]

Small Quake Jolts Samar

MANILA, Philippines – By Jamie Marie Elona, Inquirer.net, March 28th, 2013. A magnitude 3.9 earthquake jolted parts of Northern Samar Thursday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. In an advisory, Phivolcs said the tremor was recorded at 2:49 p.m., with the epicenter plotted 51 kilometers northeast of

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 […]

Northern Samar

Northern Samar (Filipino:Hilagang Samar) is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is Catarman and is located at the northern portion of the island of Samar. More…. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Samar