itinerary: Central Visayas invasion


Feb. 17 (Sunday)

Manila (MNL), Philippines, PH
Sun, 17 Feb 2013, 04:00
Cebu (CEB), Philippines, PH
Sun, 17 Feb 2013, 05:20
PR   837
Philippine Airlines
Fare Family: Fiesta Deal
Fare Basis Code: PFRT
Booking Class: P
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  • NAIA2         2am            Check in

4am            Departure time

  • Cebu city

520am        Arrival time

Ride a jeep going to Ogon, visit the church ride a ferry and then a jeep going to Sto. Nino Cathedral

7am ride a taxi going to South Central Bus Terminal

Option 1:Ceres Bus Line (Bus-Ferry-Bus) – 4 to 5 hours / P300+

Go to the South Bus Terminal in Cebu and take Ceres Liner Bus directly to Dumaguete.

Cebu – Dumaguete Ceres Bus Schedule

  • Non Aircon – 06:00, 07:10
  • Aircon – 07:30 (Air con), 10:00 (Air con), 13:00 (air con), 15:00 (Air con), 18:45  (Air con)

Option 2:Via Liloan / Port (Van– Fastcraft-Bus) –4 to 5 hours / P250-P300

A bit cheaper and a faster option than going direct via Ceres Bus but is only recommended for passengers who are traveling light. Go to South Bus Terminal in Cebu and take a bus or van (V-hire) to Liloan Port. Then from there, take a fastcraft / pumpboat (motorized outrigger), to Sibulan Port. From the highway, ride a bus to Dumaguete City. There are buses / fastcrafts / pumpboats leaving every hour. Total fare is around P250-P300.



  • Dumaguete City


Accomodation: HOTEL CAMILA

L. Oriente Bldg., Real St. (near cor Silliman Ave), Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines 6200



c/o Sir George

Dine at          :  Mel’s Café – 2nd floor, UTH Bldg. Sta. Catalina St. (near Matiao Gasul) Operating hours: MMon-Sat: 11:00am – 8:00pm; Budget: Php 30 up

Jutz Café -Sta. Catalina St. (just across FoodNet), a block away from the famous Rizal Blvd. Budget: Php100 up

                     Kalikaf – Al Fresco dining area, Robinson Mall Dumaguete (across Go Hotels), Operating hours: 10:00am – 9:00pm; Budget: Php 150 up

                    Qyosko 24 – Along Sta. Rosa Street, Store hours: Mondays to Saturdays, Open 24 hours, Budget: Php70 up

                    Sanrival Bistro – San Jose St. corner Rizal Ave, facing Rizal boulevard, Operating hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00am – 11:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 10:00am-12:00mn Budget: Php 150 up

                    Hayahay treehouse and view deck resto– for booze


Places to see  :     NEBAS 

                                  Old Cathedral

Rizal blvd.

Siliman University

Feb. 18 (Monday)

  • Dumaguete City

6am ride a ferry going to Siquijor

Time of ferry boat (Dumaguete to Siquijor) 160php+15php terminal fee

GL shipping lines: 5:45am 09158911426

Delta Fast Ferries: 9:00am 09175323588

180-220php + 15php for terminal fee

Accomodation    : Casa Miranda


300/room (150each)

Places to see   : Joseph (09069534204) Tour guide

                            1,000php (250 each)

                            400php  port transfer

*San Isidro Labrador Parish, one of the few remaining Baroque Churches in the Philippines, and a candidate for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

*Cambugahay Falls

*Salagdoong Forest

* Beach in Barangay Olang


Feb. 19 (Tuesday) Siquijor to Tagbilaran (4 hrs)

6am: via Ocean jet (800php)


                        Places to see :

  • Visit the old St. Peter’s Church, museum and bell tower of Loboc
  • Dine in the floating restaurants of Loboc River (P250.00 per person)
  • See the small Busay Falls at the end of the river
  • Pose for a photo in the traditional hanging bridge
  • See the unfinished bridge near the church
  • Hear the Loboc Children’s Choir during a mass at St. Peter’s Church
  • See the tarsiers, one of the the world’s smallest primate
  • Go to the nearby Chocolate Hills, Hinagdanan Cave, man made forest and Blood Compact Shrine
  • Visit other old churches in Baclayon and other towns of Bohol
  • Swim in the white sand beaches of Panglao Island
  • Dive and snorkel in the nearby diving sites of Anda, Pamilacan, Cabilao, Panglao and Balicasag
  • Whale and Dolphin watching in Pamilacan Island


Feb. 20 (Wednesday) Tagbilaran to Cebu City (2hr)

To Cebu City Center by Jeepney

This trip requires three steps:

  1. Take the yellow multi-cab (similar to Jeepney) in front of the Departure Hall to the “Save More” supermarket at the highway. It is a very short ride of about 5 to 10 minutes. PHP 8.
  2. Take a Jeepney on the highway to the “Park Mall” shopping mall (e.g. line 23 – to be confirmed). To reach the highway, you continue walking for ca. 30 meters in the direction the multicab from 1. was driving, then, you cross the highway. About PHP 10.
  3. Take any Jeepney that brings you to the city center (e.g. line 01K, which goes via the North Bus Terminal to Colon Street). PHP 8.

Note: The whole journey takes quite a lot of time. It is not known, whether you can do this trip with (a lot of) luggage as space in the Jeepneys is very limited and it can get very crowded. A smaller backpack was fine, though.

From Cebu City, catch a multicab or bus going or passing in Danao. Travel time usually takes an hour. Fare is less than P30.

In Danao Port, ride a public boat to Camotes. Boats from here usually go to Port of Consuelo, in the town of San Francisco, Pacijan Island. The boat ride is approximately two (2) for P180.00. In the port, there are multicabs and motorbikes (habal-habal) that offer hotel transfer for P50.00 per passenger.

Jomalia Shipping 8:30 am Consuelo Port

Super Shuttle ferry 1pm Poro Port

Accomodation: Seaview Pension House

Poro, Camotes Island


800php/room (200php each) clo Ms. Ruda

           Places to see:300-500php/motorcycle (250phpeach)          


 *Bakhaw beach

*Timubo cave

*Cliff Jumping at Buho Rock

*Lake Danao

*Mangodlong beach

*Underground cave

*Santiago Bay




Feb. 21 (Thursday)

9am Poro-Danao

12nn Danao-Cebu City

1pm Cebu city

Lunch at:

           Places to go:

           8pm check in time at Mactan Airport

10pm Departure L

Cebu (CEB), Philippines, PH
Thu, 21 Feb 2013, 22:00
Manila (MNL), Philippines, PH
Thu, 21 Feb 2013, 23:15
PR   866
Philippine Airlines
Fare Family: Fiesta Deal
Fare Basis
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by: Marela Bien, Geh Revilla, Joy Natividad and yours truly



A eulogy for a travel companion

Its not a boy nor a girl
but its girly, hippie
strike anywhere, anytime at any cause

Its my violet, flat, “pangharabas”, (Lacoste) rubber shoes.

Yesterday morning when I’m about to leave for work, grab that shoes and excited because its Saturday meaning no HR, high ranking personnel will sneak on my shoes and discuss to me the uniform code of blah blahh. I can wear it all day till the end of duty to coffee talks.  I can work beyond the comfort of my shoes.  Suddenly, I noticed that it had gave up already.  I can no longer used it. The slit is too long to give me the comfort I need and work for me.  Also, it is very much worn out already after traveling with from home to work, working 8 hrs a day and more, after braving the floods and unexpected rain pour, and after being with me most of the time.  It now resides on its resting place and someday it might be put in a museum with a caption of my biography. Wishful thinking.  Just a bipolar thought.

Let me tell you his story.  Actually I bought it out of depression shopping.  It was sale, the credit is not working due to max out issue that I can’t comprehend.  At first, I was hesitant to buy it because it is not my personality to buy expensive things for my self, I always rely on balikbayan boxes, hand me down when it comes to expensive stuff but because I was in some state at that time, after roaming around Megamall,  thinking it thoroughly, I bought it.

You were there when I was feeling down and it was a relieve when people make notice of you and not my sadness (melodramic mode.)  You were there when I was hit by a love bug for Maira-ra point, got lost at the desert of Ilocos Norte and failed to see their renowned sundunes.  You were there when I lost my flip flop at Crystal beach beacuse I was betrayed by that whisky at left hand and San Mig at the right as my chaser, you saved me and let me change the beach fashion for the mean time,  after wondering why in the world those people (I forgot the nationality, I don’t want to sound racist) wearing their hardcore stilletos over the beach of Boracay.  You were there when we hit Baler and help me out with those pathetic mimicking.  You were there most of the time, carrying me, giving me the comfort I need in my occasional ordeal in wilderness, be it sunny or rainy.  Now you’re resting.  You will be missed.  Afterall, there are begginings and ending point in the full circle of life and we reached our memento.

I really do literally put myself into a character’s shoes.                                      —RUTH RENDELL