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Fengshen: Only Signal 2, but killing 0

Fengshen: Only Signal 2, but killing

Only three survivors have been found after a ferry with more than 700 people onboard capsized near the central Philippine island of Sibuyan, according to a Philippines Coast Guard official on Sunday. Four bodies...

Typhoon Fengshen closing in 0

Typhoon Fengshen closing in

The Philippines placed army units on alert on Friday as Typhoon Fengshen swept into the center of the archipelago with gusts of up to 140 kph (87 mph). Fengshen, the sixth typhoon to hit...

Mayon is definitely a “she”! 0

Mayon is definitely a “she”!

Volcanoes do have a sex. Grumbling Mount Hibok-Hibok is rather male. Looking always with his white and gray beard over Camiguin Island. But Mayon is definitely a female. She is nearly always hiding her...

Interview with MTV at Pasig City 0

Interview with MTV at Pasig City

Today I was invited for an interview by MTV Philippines at Pasig City. I’ll inform you when the clip will be on air, so you can watch your blogger at your telly . We...

Very High Tide – 2.10 meters 0

Very High Tide – 2.10 meters

Today we had an extreme high tide. In Mambajao on Camiguin Island the water rose so high, that a part of the market and the main street were flooded. 1 or 2 centimeters more...

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake hits the Philippines 0

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake hits the Philippines

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale hit off the island of Luzon, the Philippines at 01:57 UTC, 08:57 AM local time on Sunday, according to a bulletin released by the Hong...

SEAIR has published their new flight schedules 0

SEAIR has published their new flight schedules

SEAIR (South East Asian Airlines) has published their flight schedules and tariffs.  You can download the schedules from here or from here The rates are available here and here.

NEW: on-line Ferry Schedules 0

NEW: on-line Ferry Schedules

One of the most difficult tasks when traveling in the Philippines is to find the ferry schedules and timetables.  We did look around for you and collected all schedules or the links to the...

Iloilo has the oldest golf course of the Philippines 0

Iloilo has the oldest golf course of the Philippines

The Iloilo Golf Club & Country Club was founded in 1907. Over 100 years of sport, leisure and friendship.    The Sta. Barbara Golf Course started as a 9 hole golf course carved from...

Escaped from super typhoon Rammasun 0

Escaped from super typhoon Rammasun

Typhoon RAMMASUN has passed by! On May 10 it even had been classified as Super-Typhoon.  Remember “Loleng” (Babs) in October 1998. It first had been classified as “Signal 3” and then transformed into a...

Fast changing visa regulations for overstaying 0

Fast changing visa regulations for overstaying

On March 11 the Bureau of Immigration closed its counter at Manila NAIA. “The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has advised departing foreign tourists that they can update their stay only at the bureau’s main...

Where were all the taxis? 0

Where were all the taxis?

When arriving in Manila’s NAIA airport you usually do not have to wait for a taxi. There are always plenty of them at the airport.  But what happened today? Arriving passengers did queue up...

Cebu Pacific Air – it’s more fun in the air 0

Cebu Pacific Air – it’s more fun in the air

Stressy Monday morning in Iloilo. There was an incredible traffic jam. I arrived rather late at the airport. But the smiling Cebu-Pacific staff reduced my stress within one minute. And then it happened: My...

Astonishing Hair Style in Guimaras 0

Astonishing Hair Style in Guimaras

Filipinas are known for their long, smooth black hair, but there are exceptions. One of them we discovered today at El Retiro Beach Park in Brgy. San Miguel Buonavista on Guimaras island. What an...

Bad Roads in Panay 0

Bad Roads in Panay

I just took a bus from Tangalan to Iloilo. The roads in central Panay are in an awful state.  The bus needed some 5 hours. (OK, we stopped in Kalibo, because the crew was...

Philippines Land Transportation Pages Updated 0

Philippines Land Transportation Pages Updated

Our Land Transportation Pages are updated. There is plenty of information belonging to: – Buses – Taxis – Jeppneys – Tricycles and Motorelas We hope that these information is useful for you. 

Lawnmower got a baby 0

Lawnmower got a baby

The lawnmower of Ernst & Silvia Richner got a baby. Ernst and Silvia are the owners of the DUMATAD TROPIC RESORT. For years now they use an ecological lawnmower instead of a noisy and...

Sunburn on White Island 0

Sunburn on White Island

The white sands of the Philippine beaches like the ones on White Island reflect the sun. This is why you MUST wear the MANDATORY 3 PIECE SWIMMSUIT: 1) HAT 2) SUNGLASSES 3) SUNSCREEN If...

Squatters ! 0

Squatters !

Maybe you know that Filipino houses do have 2 kitchens, one inside for the clean and non-smelly work, and one outside, called the dirty kitchen, for work like fish and meat cleaning and cutting....