Plumbing, Hardware Stores and the Tacloban “Yolanda” Memorial

Onward to Tacloban! We make an occasional trip now and then to Tacloban on the Island of Leyte, and when we do, we take “The List” with us. It is just a list we compile over time comprised of items we need but cannot find here in Calbayog City, including some things we might like […]

Philippines Exit Clearances (ECC) – Update!

The “Exit Clearance” for Dummies Over time, one of this blog’s most engaging post has been on the topic of exit clearances to leave the Philippines, Departing the Philippines – Exit Clearances. Many times, those who respond and comment on topics like the Philippines exit clearances have good intentions, but can be technically incorrect sometimes. […]

Up, Up, and Away from Calbayog City!

The other day our 23 year old nephew informed us that he had quit his job and was moving up to Bataan Province to live with his Auntie and family. After high school, he previously spent a short while there working at one of the local factories in Marivelles. Since returning home to Calbayog City (just […]

WOW – The Philippines? Are You Paying Attention?

Why the Philippines? Why now? Sometimes when I make mention of my upcoming move to the Philippines, I get asked “Why the Philippines?” “Isn’t it full of poverty?” and “Isn’t it dangerous there?” Questions run the full gamut and it never ceases to amaze me how so many people on a collective basis can be […]

I Know! I Read it in a Blog!

Almost on a daily basis, I visit my regular chosen blog sites and on occasion, will chip in my two peso’s worth of comments. This last weekend I spent more time than I should have on a couple of other sites and came across some information and an accumulation of comments that varied from potentially […]

Eastern Visaya’s Airport Upgrades

TACLOBAN CITY – Nine Airports here in the region, including seven without passenger aircraft operations, will get a budget of P167.35 million for upgrading, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippine (CAAP) said. Read more…

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 […]

Discover Calbayog City

Calbayog City is designated a first class city in the province of Samar, Philippines. It is located along the western coastal region in the Calbayog governance district. The district is composed of 157 barangays, 25 of which are urban barangays. The latest census (2010) indicated Calbayog City with a population of 172,778 (37,395 households). Calbayog […]