Experiences and Stories of Biyaheng Palos

Experiences and Stories of  Biyaheng Palos
A Personal Travel Journal

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

"Mabaisai" Basey

Basey pronounced "bah-sai", is a municipality in Western Samar, famous for its Eco-Tourism adventures in Sohotan. Also in this town, built by the Jesuits in the 17th century, is the church of San Miguel de Arcangel, the patron saint of Basey.

 The  bell tower still holds the bell forged in 1873. The church ceiling takes pride of a sketch of the triumph of San Miguel, defeating Lucifer.

San Miguel de Arcangel served the town of Basey during Philippine Liberation when it became a refuge camp. It was also served as Spanish Fortress during the early times. The church is strategically built uphill overlooking the San Pedro and San Pablo Bay.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Allure of Marabut..

It was a good day. It was one sunshiny day when I started the journey to Eastern Samar.

This Region of Waray speaking Visayans are blessed with a very good environment boasting of fine beaches and astounding rock formations.

Never I thought of this view when I crossed the San Juanico Bridge while on a mini bus bound for Guiuan.

 I asked instructions from the people inside and they are very helpful in giving directions. At one point, the bus got into minor trouble and needed to change tires. We were in this village in Marabut and not far from the road, concealed by the coconut trees I saw the shore and walked onto it. To my surprise, the rock formations by the sea. 

 With camera in my pocket, I hurriedly took pictures of the sight. And behold, the allure of the village of Caluwayan in Marabut, Samar.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nothing lasts forever..

There are no words to describe how depressing the situation is at this moment. After the typhoon that hit the Luzon Island, the floodings in Mindanao, the magnitude 7 that shook the Visayas, and now the devastation brought by the super typhoon Haiyan. With a heavy heart, I can  still say that there are reasons to be happy about.

The difficulties we've been through and are carrying, proved that we are human and helpless in way, but we are Filipinos. We, Filipinos are tough people. Never a cruel situation let us down. Being strong doesn't always mean being fearless. It's courage that keep us tough.

At the end of the day we will always look back and hear ourselves talking of hopes and dreams- Hoping that there will always be a brighter tomorrow after the sunset. Dreaming of a better world after the storm.

Life is a gift. So live whatever life may bring. 
Nothing lasts forever.