The Best Attractions in Manila

Come to Manila Manila may be one of the more easily misunderstood capitals in the world. Some might learn that it’s in close proximity to the gorgeous island getaways of the Philippines, and be surprised to learn that it’s a big city. Others might be aware of its reputation for casino resorts and be surprised […]

Come to the Philippines. But Arrive Rude… You Lose Dude!

Immigration. A much heated topic of debate these days in the United States. Actually, for well over 40 years now. They just can’t seem to fix the problem of illegal immigration. I’m leaning heavily on the idea that they really don’t want to because there seems to be an entire industry that makes money on […]

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 Clearance” 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. […]

Calbayog Tourism Projects Update

A recent news article captured from The Balita Organization, an online website that carries news from the Philippines News Agency (PNA) as a free public service to Filipinos and everyone else. Calbayog City tags tourism development as one of 2015 priorities February 16, 2015 2:19 pm By Jennifer S. Allegado CALBAYOG CITY, Feb. 15 (PNA) […]

Return to Calbayog City, Samar

We arrived in Samar on a direct flight from Manila to Calbayog Regional Airport and touched down at around 8:30am. Once off the plane it was obvious that there was an entire entourage of family to greet us and everyone was brimming with smiles. Big ones, little ones, young and old, and a

Discover Samar- On the Cheap!

Just when you thought it was getting expensive to venture out and travel, Airphil Express makes it possible. For about $25 one way, you could easily make reservations now for a trip to visit the “City of Watefalls” Calbayog City, Samar. There is no better time to book an adventure to see awesome caves or […]

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 […]

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 […]