Calanggaman Island

The beautiful hidden beauty of Calanggaman Island
Woooooaaaahhh! That was my first reaction when I saw the pix taken by Tito Gerry Ruiz in Leyte! 
He said that it’s the next big tourist destination in Leyte!

He said that we should savor it while the crowds have not discovered it yet and Mother Nature still rules.

He described it as paradise, unspoilt and has crystal clear waters plus white powdery sand. Calanggaman Island is located roughly 15 kms. off the coast of Palompon, Leyte on the western side, between Leyte and Cebu. It’s one (1) hour ride by pumpboat from Palompon. The island is being managed by Palompon Local Government Unit (LGU).

They took a big pumpboat which was a good thing as the water started to get rough 10 minutes away from Palompon’s pier. It was an hour trip – a rough ride most of the time, but nothing to be scared of. It was a “normal” thing,” as one of the boat’s crew members sheepishly remarked.
The island is still bare although there are now few structures built on it.
Like Calaguas Group of Islands in Camarines Norte, there are no provisions for accommodation/ overnight stay in the island.

Those who would like to stay overnight must bring a tent with them.
There are a couple of picnic kiosks for rent, with tables and chairs.
There is a public restroom.
Be forewarned though that there are no commercial stores or restaurants there. 
So one has to bring his or her own food and water.
There is no electricity in the island but we were told that it now has battery-powered lights at night and that solar panels, which could charge the batteries, have just arrived and would soon be installed.

Mobile phone signal from the main providers is good, so one could still get in touch with the rest of the world.
To those who love taking the less beaten path and being away literally far from it all, nothing can be better than Calanggaman Island.
Photos were taken last February 22, 2011.

Thanks to Nhel Nanquil, DOT Region 8 and the Palompon LGU Tourism Staff.

View hi-res quality slideshow: http://gerryruiz.callezaragosa.com/p191594393/slideshow

For inquiries on how to get there & other travel arrangements, contact  Ludette Ruiz http://www.facebook.com/pages/Leyte-Gulf-Travel-and-Tours/46799865043 or call (053) 321-7966 & 523-7966

DO-IT-YOURSELF Overnight Parking in NAIA Terminal 3

Overnight parking in NAIA Terminal 3 will cost you P50 P300 a night only! Try it!
(please see http://www.travelonshoestring.com/2014/03/naia-3-overnight-parking-rate.html)
TURN LEFT TO THE OVERNIGHT PARKING AREA

Get your parking slip. Log in the overnight parking log book.
In the old Deomestic Airport they give these overnight parking coupons. But in Terminal 3 you will only be given the parking slip above.

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Park your car.
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BOHOL HOTELS, RESORT, INNS, PENSION HOUSES, LODGES, DORMITORIES

BOHOL HOTELS, RESORT, INNS, PENSION HOUSES,  LODGES, DORMITORIES

Here is the list of resorts, hotels, lodges, inns and pension houses in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.
Hotels/Lodges Contacts
Bohol Tropics Resort *
(038)411-3510 to 14/(038)411-2529
The Metro Centre Hotel *
(038)411-2599
Hotel La Roca * (038)411-3796 to 98/(038)411-3179
Wregent Plaza Hotel * (038)411-3144/(038)411-3951/(038)411-3971
The Meridian Hotel * (038)411-3060/(038)411-3123
Gie Gardens Hotel * (038)411-3182/(038)411-2031
Buen Bella Pension House + (038)235-6466/+63920-2956251
Chriscent Ville Pension House + (038)411-4029/(038)235-4365
Coralandia Resort and Restaurant + (038)411-3445
East Coast Tourist Inn + (038)501-7210
El Portal Inn + (038)411-2124/(038)411-3579
Slim Pension House + (038)411-4858/(038)411-5907
Taver’s Pension House + (038)411-4896/(038)411-3983/(038)411-4797
Villa Alzhun Tourist Inn & Restaurant + (038)411-3893
Villa Camilla Pension Haus + (038)411-4966
Winward Pension House + (038)411-3599
Agricultural Promotions Center x (038)411-2436
Casa Juana x (038)411-3306/(038)411-3331/(038)411-2683
Charisma Lodge x (038)411-3094
City Lodge 2 x (038)411-2190
City Lodge 3 (038)411-3251
CVSCAFT Hometel x (038)235-3173
Everglory Lodge & Restaurant x (038)411-3200
Executive Inn x (038)411-3254
Hats Inn x (038)411-2427
LTS Lodge x (038)411-3310/(038)411-3082
Matig-a Lodge x (038)411-2068
Nisa Traveller’s Inn x (038)411-3731
Shores Apartelle x (038)411-4734
Sky High Lodge x (038)501-7955
Soledad Suite x (038)411-2117
Tamblot Pension House x (038)411-2254
Uptown Lodge x (038)235-3166
Vista Lodge x (038)411-3072
* – Hotels/Resorts
+ – Inns/Pension Houses
x – Lodges/Dormitory

How to become TV5 Willing Willie studio audience.

Many Filipinos want to become a live studio audience of TV5 Willing Willie Variety Show. Guys! Here’s how to become TV5 Willing Willie studio audience.

Image Courtesy of TV5


For bookings and reservation, look for Martin and call 355-5530 from 12:30-2:30pm, Monday –Friday.

You may send your email to willingwillie@ymail.com
and ask them how to become a studio audience.

Or fill up the application available here.

Willing Willie show
 is airing weekdays from Monday to Friday (6:30pm to 9:00pm after Aksyon News) 
and Saturdays (5:00pm to 7:30pm after 5Maxx Movies). It is an early evening variety gameshow by TV5.

You can visit their Twitter account at @WWTV5 for the latest updates. Or you can visit them at #730 Quirino Highway, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.
Be happy! Enjoy!

SEAIR Leisure Escape Packages

South East Asian Airlines will offer a “Buy 1, Take 1” Batanes roundtrip promo and up to 70% off on Boracay tickets the 18th Travel Tour Expo, SMX Convention Center, SM Mall Of Asia on February 18 to 20, 2011.

Travellers can purchase Batanes roundtrip tickets good for two at only PhP 16,160 all-in and Boracay one-way tickets at P1,616.00 all-in for travel on March 1 to October 15, 2011. Promo is for limited seats only.

Boracay vacationers can also avail of special rates for the SEAIR Leisure Escape Packages (LEP) exclusively at the 18th Travel Tour Expo for as low as PhP 4,977 per person for travel on June 5 to October 15, 2011. Packages already include three days, two nights’ accommodations at partner hotels, daily breakfast, and roundtrip airfare. Special peak season promo rates can be for as low as PhP 6,002 per person for travel on March 1 to June 4, 2011.

The Boracay experience is further enhanced with the SEAIR special service advantages for Caticlan-bound passengers. Passengers enjoy complimentary transfers from the Caticlan airport to Boracay and vice versa, the shortest queues and airport check-in procedures, the fastest baggage claims, and exclusive boarding pass privileges in partner establishments in Boracay and Manila. SEAIR offers the fastest flights to Boracay at just 35 minutes.

SEAIR helped developed the northern province of Batanes into the major tourist destination that it has become today. The province has four seasons (winter, spring, summer and fall), a quaint rural vibe and a beauty similar to the idyllic European countryside. With green pastures overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and windmills and lighthouses dotting its pastoral landscape, Batanes is now becoming the next best year-round destination in the Philippines.
The airline has been serving key tourist destinations since 1995 and has the longest history of uninterrupted service to Boracay direct via Caticlan with SEAIR having the fastest flight.
SEAIR is the nation’s second-oldest airline and has flown almost 3 million passengers to local destinations including Basco (Batanes), El Nido, Tablas (Romblon), Cebu, Clark, Taytay (Palawan), and Kalibo (Aklan). It has recently opened a new route in Vigan. SEAIR also offers the most routes from Caticlan with flights from Caticlan to Manila v.v., Caticlan to Clark v.v. and Caticlan to Cebu v.v.

The Travel Tour Expo is considered the biggest event for the travel and tourism industry with over 80,000 visitors last year and 416 booths showcasing various travel-related products and services. It is organized by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) in cooperation with the Department of Tourism.
To purchase tickets, visit www.FlySeair.com or call 849-0100. For packages, call SEAIR Leisure Escape Packages at 843-7308. Join SEAIR Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/flyseair for updates on promos and new routes.

18th Travel Tour Expo 2011

The 18th TravelTour Expo is the ultimate shopping destination for the best travel deals in the Philippines. Visit the event on 18 to 20 Feb 2011 at Halls 1, 2, 3 & 4 of the SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex, Pasay City and grab the best deals in town.

With the theme, “Around the World in Three Days”, it is the biggest event for the travel and tourism industry in the county this year. The event presents an exceptional atmosphere that stimulates the desire to travel among visitors – either by air, water, rail or road, for business or for recreation, within or outside the Philippines.

The Travel Tour Expo The Travel Tour Expo was conceptualized by PTAA in 1994 to showcase the products and services of its members. Since then, the show has evolved into a much awaited annual industry event, covering practically all segments of the travel business.

This year, the organizers ensures the satisfaction of every visitor’s travel fancy featuring enticing packages, products and services offering unbelievably huge discounts, which can only be availed at the 3-day exhibition. Guests are also in for an added treat with raffle prizes, various production numbers, creative presentations and fun games prepared by exhibitors and sponsors every hour.

The expo is open to the public for a minimal entrance fee of P50.00 for regular visitors and P20.00 for senior citizens.

The 18th Travel Tour Expo 2011 is organized by PTAA with the Department of Tourism. The event is also supported by Via, and sponsored by Philippine Airlines (official carrier), Citibank (official credit card partner), bronze sponsor TIEZA, SMX Convention Center, The Philippine Star, Business World, The Foreign Post, Travel Update, Jam 88.3, Wave 89.1, Magic 89.9, 99.5 RT, RJ 100.3, 103.5 Wow FM, 105.1 FM Crossover. The event is likewise supported by GA Print (official print partner), Lina Vitan Catering, Icon Graphics (silver sponsor), Globaltronics and Taytan International.

Schedule
  • 18 February – Friday 10:00AM – 9:00PM
  • 19 February – Saturday 10:00AM – 9:00PM
  • 20 February – Sunday 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Ticket booths close 30 minutes before end of show hours.

Follow the TravelTour Expo on Twitter (twitter.com/traveltourexpo) and Facebook (facebook.com/traveltour.expo).
For more information on the 18th TravelTour Expo 2011, please call, Fairs & More (Event Manager) at 845-1324/759-6680 or the PTAA Secretariat at 552-0026 to 29.

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Highlights
  • The Combo Package consists of a 90-minute whole body hilot with fabulous Ventosa and refreshing Dagdagay foot hilot therapy
  • Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
  • Obtain balance and harmony
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Speed healing process
  • Cures muscle tension
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
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The fine print
  • Valid for Makati and the Libis branch of Shui Hilot Healing Spa
  • Voucher validity: Feb. 14, 2011 until Aug. 14, 2011
  • For a reservation with your voucher please call (02) 393-2314 / (02) 707-7453 / (02) 664-9369 for the Makati branch and (02) 409-1183 / (02) 664-9369 for the Libis branch
  • Price is Net (includes service charge and VAT)
  • Voucher is transferable and may give as gift
You asked for it! We are extending the heavenly Shui Hilot Triple 90 Min. Combo Massage & Foot Treatment at Shui Hilot Healing Spa deal here on MetroDeal Philippines! This time it’s not only valid for the branch in Makati, but also for the soon-to-open Libis branch! Hilot is known as the only ancient Filipino art of healing that effectively relaxes stressed muscles and nerves, which is carried out at the Shui Hilot Healing Spa by a genuine Manghihilot. It is also effective for resetting dislocated or sprained joints such as metacarpal bones, ankles, knees, fingers and, among other chiropractic advantages.
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http://tinyurl.com/6kq6vxfAfter your Hilot treatment, the fabulous Ventosa Therapy awaits you. In alternative medicine, pain is believed to be caused by problems relating to your energy flow. By creating a vacuum with heat in a glass or bamboo, sore points on the body are gently eased. This prevents Toxins from building up in the form of nodules or “lamig” and is replaced by a naturopathic organic mineral that enables the cell to regenerate and hydrate inside the body. This is followed by a leisurely deep hilot therapy where naturopathic oil is readily absorbed by the skin.
 
Complete your physical and spiritual rejuvenation with the “Dagdagay” foot massage. As a healing practice, it traces its origins from the indigenous tribes of the Mountain Province. Dagdagay uses sticks to massage the feet in rolling and scratching motions from the heel to toes to stimulate blood circulation before applying deep strokes or “hagod”. Coupled with soothing douses of virgin coconut oil and an indigenous organic oil extracted from healing herbs, this method relieves feet off aches and muscle tension. It is a unique therapy effectively battling high blood pressure and improving blood circulation, hormonal imbalance and depressive disorder or stress. Be prepared for a wonderful foot treatment pleasure like you never had it before.

Your deliverance from the stresses of contemporary living will arrive via the remedial hands and knowledge of the Shui Hilot Spa team of specialists and fully qualified staff. Led by Dr. Gerry Sy, doctor of Naturopathy and one of the foremost experts on Hilot in the Philippines, they offer a range of holistic and beauty treatments to help take you back to your personal state of nirvana.

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