Guerilla Saddle in Benguet

Guerilla Saddle Caliking Atok Benguet Location History World War Usaffe American Army Troops Battle Japanese Soldiers Rest Stop Halsema Highway Baguio City Elevation Kilometer Distance Mountain Info The Guerilla Saddle is located in Caliking, Atok in the province of Benguet. Guerilla Saddle was the location of where the guerillas of the WW II fought alongside the United States Army Forces Far East (USAFFE) against the retreating Japanese soldiers. It is an existing natural attraction in Atok and serves as a resting stop for travelers passing through the Halsema Highway. Guerilla Saddle is located one hour away from Baguio City. Continue reading

The MRT Peak Hours

MRT Peak Hours metro rail transit Manila traffic commute times morning rush hour evening congestion crowded work school commuters train offload conductor ticketing window schedule avoid car days week The MRT Peak Hours occurs during the work week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays). In the mornings, the peak transit hours occur between 6:30am until 9:30am. During these three hours, most commuters in Manila are going to work or school, and the trains are usually full; It becomes a challenge to enter a fully loaded MRT train, squeeze inside, and exit the car. At times, even the lines to the ticketing window are long and the terminal is crowded. After 9:30am, it doesn’t get as congested until seven hours later, around 4:30pm. At this time, it becomes the afternoon/evening rush hours (peak hours) for the Metro Rail Transit, with passengers getting off of work or school and communting home. The evening peak hours is between 4:30pm and 7:30pm. Again, it is difficult to board a train during these times. Continue reading

The General Santos City Airport

General Santos City International Airport Sarangani Fatima Barangay Location Terminal Arrival Time Departure Baggage Luggage Counter Check Security Food Restaurant Atm Map Buayan Gensan Socsargen Info The General Santos International Airport is located in Barangay Fatima in General Santos City. The airport, also referred to as the GenSan Airport by the locals, began commercial operations in 1996. When it opened, it was the biggest airport facility in Mindanao, occupying 600 hectares of real estate. It was built largely on grants from the United States through the United States Agency for International Development. The General Santos International Airport replaced the old Buayan Airport, which is now used by the Philippine Air Force as a satellite station. The airport serves as a primary gateway for the SOCSARGEN (South Cotabato, Saranggani, and General Santos) region. The newly built airport considered as one of the best airports in the country due to the panoramic view of Mount Matutum on its background, a glimpse of the city on one side and the clear Continue reading

The PLDT Budget Card

PLDT Budget Prepaid Calling Card Telephone Overseas Destinations Pay Phone Landline Plus Coverage Rate Minutes 100 Number Load Balance Activation Price Dial Length Amount 200 Calls Payphone Purchase The PLDT Budget Card is a prepaid calling card which allows users in the Philippines to make overseas calls to 89 destinations worldwide. Calls can be made from a PLTD pay phone, PLDT landline, or Landline Plus nationwide. The PLDT Budget Card offers the lowest 100 rate at US$0.18/minute to 89 calling destinations. Just dial10-10-11 from any PLDT phone nationwide. The PLDT Budget Card 100 is valid for thirty days and the PLDT Budget Card 200 is valid sixty days from activation or first use. The PLDT Budget Card is available in all PLDT Business Offices, major malls, and accredited PLDT Card dealers. Continue reading

Don Mariano Marcos Bridge in Abra

Don Mariano Marcos Bridge Abra Tayum Lagangilang Dolores River Water Construction History Collapse Repair Length Height Kalinga National Road Highway Boundary History Location Longest Toll Info The Don Mariano Marcos Bridge is a steel bridge cutting across the mighty Abra River in the municipality of Tayum, Abra. Located along the Abra Kalinga National Road which is the third longest bridge in the country today with a total length of 886.812 linear meters. The Don Mariano Marcos Bridge is strategically located between the boundaries of Tayum, Lagangilang and Dolores at one scenic portion of Abra River. The Don Mariano Marcos bridge itself collapsed in 1989. It took the Philippine Department of PUblic Works and Highways seven years to repair the bridge. Continue reading

BSP Series Notes and Coins

BSP Series Notes Coins Currency Banko Sentral Pilipinas Seal Monetary Authority Security Features Peso Denomination Plant Piso Complex Banknote Metal 1000 History Color Sentimo Paper Money Exchange BSP series notes and coins were introduced into Philippine circulation in 1993. The Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas issued the BSP series incorporating the new seal of the central monetary authority and and enhanced security features. The BSP’s Security Plant Complex produces the following currencies in current circulation, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, and 20 peso banknotes and 10, 5, and 1 peso and 25, 10, 5 and 1 sentimo coins. Continue reading

Iron Mountain Road in Surigao del Sur

Iron Mountain Road Surigao del Sur Province Noventa Deposit Mines Length Location Kilometers Altitude Elevation Highway Iron Mountain Road is located in Surigao del Sur province. Locally known as the Noventa, it is the site of the biggest iron deposit in the entire country. Iron Mountain Road is a 25 kilometers serpentine road, with an altitude of about 900 feet above sea level. The road leads to the highway boundary of Surigao del Sur and Surigao del Norte. Continue reading

Tangadan Tunnel in San Quintin, Abra

Tangadan Tunnel San Quintin Abra Usok Ilocos Sur National Road Gabriela Silang Monument Length Construction HighwayThe Tangadan Tunnel is located San Quintin, Abra. Tangadan Tunnel is also known locally as “Usok” located in Barangay Tangadan in the town of San Quintin. It has a length of 62.5 meters. If you try to notice the provincial seal, there is a horse symbolism and at the side of the tunnel, there is a row of horses too. Near the tunnel is a horse monument where Gabriela Silang is riding. The ‘Usok’ in Tangadan was built in 1934 and took 2 years to complete. During World War II, Allied forces tried to destroy the tunnel twice to impede the advancing Japanese soldiers. It did not totally collapse. It was restored in 1961 through the efforts of former Congressman Lucas Paredes who worked for the appropriation of over P200,000.00 for the tunnel’s reconstruction and improvement. The Tangadan Tunnel is located along the AbraIlocos Continue reading

Kennon Road in Baguio

Kennon Road BaguioA road trip worth doing is the drive along Kennon road, a beautiful road that connects Baguio with the lowlands. The road is named after Colonel Lyman Kennon, who with the help of local laborers was responsible for building the Benguet road. The road was seriously damaged in the 1990 earthquake, but has since been re-opened. The beautiful Bridal Veil Falls are an excellent stopping off point, and the local legend says that the water here has healing properties. Kennon road is 32 kilometers of first class road starting from the La UnionBenguet boundary. Otherwise known as the Zigzag Road, it is a breathtaking and Continue reading

Halsema Mountain Highway in Benguet

Halsema HighwayThe Halsema Mountain Highway is 96 kilometers in length and starts from La Trinidad in Benguet province, cutting across deep mountain peaks and gorges. Formerly called the “Mountain Trail”, this magnificent road leads to the wonderland of the Cordillera, to hidden villages, wonderful rice terraces, quaint native life style which discovers unique customs and folkways, rhythmic dances and its children of nature. This cloud-kissed highway helped bring about changes in the highlands. Formerly a trail traversed by American prospectors on horse-pulled wagons, this road had paved the development of commerce and trade; rich mines have been tapped; food production and cottage industries Continue reading