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Boracay Tourists Beware: Nighttime Pump Boat Ban

Boracay. Images of white sandy beaches, palm trees, and turquoise blue waters party in my head. It’s Number One on many tourists’ “Bucket List.” We’ve…

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Guimaras’ Massive Travel & Tourism Problems

First of all, if you’re planning to visit any of the sandy white beaches in Guimaras, don’t. “Guimaras’ Massive Travel & Tourism Problems,” today’s post,…

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Torrential Rains Jeopardize Iloilo City Trip

Our British friend, Paul Toplis, and his charming asawa, Janeth, had to endure a 5 ½ hour wait to reach their home recently. Guimaras’ power couple were in Iloilo City. However,…

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Brit Endures 5-Hour Wait to Reach Guimaras from Iloilo

One of my British friends on Guimaras recently experienced a nightmarish journey. Because Paul has extraordinary patience and fortitude, he recently endured a five-hour wait…

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Philippine Wooden Hulled Boats Registration Halted

Finally, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has stopped accepting registrations for new wooden-hulled passenger vessels. In light of the loss of 31 lives during the…

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“Fairy Tale” Iloilo-Guimaras Bridge is Duterte’s Top Priority

I love the smell of fresh carabao crap in the early morning air. Recently, I smelled it again when I saw the following headline from…

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Passenger Delays Persist on Guimaras-Iloilo Route

All banca boat operations plying the Iloilo-Guimaras route were suspended after 31 passengers lost their lives on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Consequently, daily travelers that…

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Ban Iloilo-Guimaras Pump Boats Permanently?

I read where Guimaras Governor Gumarin has stated that the recent Iloilo Strait tragedy is bad for our island province’s economy. Thirty-one people lost their…

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Pump Boats Suspended Indefinitely, Fast Craft to Ply Iloilo-Guimaras Route

Sadly, it took at least 31 people to lose their lives before overdue changes for passenger sea travel between Iloilo and Guimaras may be underway….

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Motorcycles Banned on Guimaras-Iloilo Pump Boats

Lawyers from Guimaras are fighting the motorcycle ban, stating it deprives cyclists of their “constitutional rights.”

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Our Water Conservation Project in the Philippines

According to the national weather service, this ongoing El Niño will be among the strongest, if not the strongest, to ever hit the Philippines.

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Riding the Pump Boat on the Iloilo Strait Back to Mango Land

Heading back to Guimaras with our stash on the banca boat.

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Parola Dock in Iloilio. Safe Haven During Monsoon Season

Parola Dock in Iloilo is the wharf we use to travel from Iloilo City to Guimaras during the the monsoon season. I prefer the alternate…

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