Blog Posts - Samar



PAL Transferring Several Flights to Clark

  MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Airlines (PAL) is implementing changes in the schedule of some domestic flights beginning today as the carrier prepares to operate flights out of the Clark International Airport in Pampanga in support of gove...
by Texan in the Philippines on Sep 1, 2016

Local Links

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by Texan in the Philippines on Aug 26, 2016

Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program

  The city of Calbayog is growing by leaps and bounds.  There is a lot of construction on going and more construction is planned.  Most of this construction is in the downtown area (Calbayog Proper).  More buildings means less space for peopl...
by Texan in the Philippines on Aug 9, 2016

Central Cave: A Crystal Kingdom Where Time Stands Still

Beneath the frontier island paradise of Samar is a realm of exquisite beauty. It is a fragile place where time is in suspended animation, its raw magnificence carefully preserved in glittering crystals. It is a domain of grandeur and enigmas where on...
by Adrenaline Romance on Aug 3, 2016

All Before Noon

  This morning was an interesting one.  I stayed up late last night (again) so I didn’t even think about getting up until 0845.  I didn’t get up, but I thought about it.  I finally did get up at 0900 because the power went out.  ...
by Texan in the Philippines on Jul 26, 2016

Lobo Cave: Samar’s Captivating Underground Realm of Many Faces

There’s an alien world right under our feet. It’s a world where nothing is what it seems, where wonders defy imagination, and where the most trivial decisions can determine whether we live or perish. The world of mysterious caves is a par...
by Adrenaline Romance on Jul 26, 2016

Individual Brownout

  July 20th started out just like any other day.  I was on the computer as usual, taking care of things.  Along about 3 pm I noticed the light bulb above me flickering.  I thought that the light bulb had finally bit the dust.  I was thinking...
by Texan in the Philippines on Jul 22, 2016

CEB Launches 3 More Visayas Routes

  Cebu Pacific (CEB) seeks to strengthen its presence in the Eastern and Western Visayas regions with the launch of three more routes from Cebu to Ormoc, Roxas and Calbayog within this year. Cebu Pacific (MB File photo Starting November 19, 2016...
by Texan in the Philippines on Jul 6, 2016

My 4th of July Party

  Well another 4th of July has come and gone.  We didn’t have any fireworks, but that’s fine with me.  I’m not a big fan of fireworks.  This 4th saw me having my first party at my house.  We’ve been here over 6 years...
by Texan in the Philippines on Jul 5, 2016

Several Firsts Day

  On this day, the 35th birthday of our son John Michael, we accomplished several things for the first time since we’ve been here.  Some of these firsts were finding things are the Metro Supermarket, making them the first time that they&#...
by Texan in the Philippines on Jul 2, 2016

Titing’s Birthday Dinner

  Today was the day we were able to take Titing out to eat for his birthday.  Since it is for him, we let him decide where he wanted to go.  He chose Marcial’s Grill.  That’s not really a surprise.  I still think it’s the b...
by Texan in the Philippines on Jun 26, 2016

Calbayog Eyes Eco-Tourism to Spur Development

  CALBAYOG CITY, Samar — The local government here will focus on eco-tourism projects to generate more jobs for locals. Mayor Ronaldo Aquino, who got a fresh mandate to lead the city, said that different sectors will benefit from the ongoi...
by Texan in the Philippines on Jun 26, 2016

Goodbye Trike, Hello Headphones

  Well we sold our tricycle (trike) today.  I can’t say I’m sorry to see it go.  I never really wanted to get it, but Lita thought it would boost our income here.  It did some, but not really that much.  I thought it was more tro...
by Texan in the Philippines on Jun 24, 2016

Trike Handyman and Videos

  As I was looking through my newly reformatted phone, trying to set the date, time and snoop around a little, I noticed something that I did not expect to find.  When they reformat isn’t it suppose to delete ‘everything’?  I...
by Texan in the Philippines on Jun 19, 2016

Bishops Call for Separate Samar Administrative Region

  CATARMAN, Northern Samar – A group led by the three Catholic bishops of Samar Island is leading a campaign to declare the island a separate region from Eastern Visayas. This group, backed by local government units in the island, will ask Pr...
by Texan in the Philippines on Jun 15, 2016

Along Tomas Gomez St.

  I finally got off my butt and went out to make a couple more videos and even took a few more pictures of some progression going on down there.  This is the first video I made without talking on the video.  I wanted to see if it is better thi...
by Texan in the Philippines on Jun 14, 2016

A Trip Down Bugallon St.

  This was my 2nd video of 14 June.  I don’t have as much annotations as in the first video, but this street is not as exciting as Tomas Gomez St.  I have plans for more streets downtown and thinking of something else I could do.  If yo...
by Texan in the Philippines on Jun 14, 2016

Theory Test and Bad Trike Drivers

  Jun and most of his family came for a visit today (15 May).  They didn’t stay long and I’m not even sure why they were up here from Tacloban.  It was good to see them though. Lita went downtown today by herself.  She had an usua...
by Texan in the Philippines on May 20, 2016

Back to Catmon

  Victor, Judith and Grace left to go back to Catmon this morning around 0530.  Victor was driving Juvic’s tricycle with Judith riding.  They brought a lot of stuff with them.  It was so crowded on and in that tricycle that Judith didn&...
by Texan in the Philippines on May 14, 2016

Back to Catmon

  Victor, Judith and Grace left to go back to Catmon this morning around 0530.  Victor was driving Juvic’s tricycle with Judith riding.  They brought a lot of stuff with them.  It was so crowded on and in that tricycle that Judith didn&...
by Texan in the Philippines on May 14, 2016


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