Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ton-ok Falls

Location: A 45-minute drive from Calbayog City proper to Sigo plus 30-minute hike to Ton-ok falls.

Facilities: Hanging bridge

Description: A scenic waterfall hidden in a lush tropical vegetation. Nature has placed it out of easy reach to preserve its beauty. The scenic view of the waterfall is vividly illustrated through the boulders that rise and water falls in a series of cataract-like steps from down below to the topmost section of the mountain. Nature has placed it within easy reach to compensate and preserve its beauty. A source of hydroelectric power.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Calbayog City: A Place where I Grew up


  • Calbayog in Samar has been dubbed by the Department of Tourism as “The City of Waterfalls” with seven-layered falls near in the city. It is also the third largest city in the entire country, comprising 157 barangays.


  • Philippine Airlines (daily flights)
  • Cebu Pacific (MWF flights)
  • Zest Air (TTHS flights)
  • By sea – FJP shipping lines (Cebu-Calbayog-Cebu)

By day

  • A 5 minutes drive from Calbayog City is the St. Vincent de Paul Seminary. Enjoy a view of the city and the sea. Fronting the seminary is a replica of the image of Our Lady of Fatima

By night

  • Take a relaxing stroll around the Sacred Heart Plaza across the Calbayog City Hall and Cathedral. It will give you a glimpse of simpler times.


  • F & A Suites in the City proper in Magsaysay Blvd.
  • I’s Plant Hotel in Brgy. Obrero
  • Marjo Krisel Apartelle in Brgy. San Policarpo
  • Sigma Lodge

Best breakfast

  • Try local foods like labtinaw, tinapa, queseo (quesong puti), shrimps, fried rice & tsokolate.

Best night out

  • Sugba-sugba at the beach with lots of cold drinks and stories to share with friends
  • Manuel’s Restobar with live band
  • Kamalig Music Lounge
  • Estudio with music

Best dinner

  • Kaunan sa Carayman’s chili crabs, grilled hito, sautéed patola and calderetang sawa.

Best buys

  • Fresh scallops, shrimps, tinapa, crabs, and kakanin from Mato-bato

Best souvenirs

Banig made in Tinambacan

Must-do experience

  • An hour long trek in Tinaplacan to see the Larik, Bangon ang Tarangban waterfalls
  • An hour trek in Mawacat slide to feel the warm waterfalls with the shape of spoon

Must learn

  • “Maupay ng adlaw” (good day)
  • “Karasa” (delicious)