The roads along Olongapo City are clean, since they are strict about it. They are also strict about traffic rules and regulations.
I am saddened that some patrons at Baloy just litter the beach! Please bring your own garbage bags (recycle those grocery bags) and clean up before heading home. Besides, you don't want to swim with litter floating in the water, do you? Zigzag roads, greenery and clean air.
I had been able to go visit at this place and look around because we are having an Out Reach Program in this remote area of San Marcelino Zambales last 17 of this month. This sinking Church is been buried for many years, many people died at that time because of the landslide tragedy. It is a town and now it is already a huge lake. I was really interested to know how make it happen. As I am with the kids only I can?t get much information about it. I look around and asked the kids if the lake is really deep, and they say ?yes? . That people are getting an income in the lake thru fishing. And the water elevated if there is a rain. This remote area had his nice views and the place it self greet you for coming there. Its really far that you need to passed other mountains before you approached this town. Well, it is a great experience for me.
Like the Southern Chinese, the Thais, Malays, Indonesians and some Burmese, the modern-day Filipino traces his remotest genetic lines back to an Australoid and Mongoloid stock. You will also find a touch of Caucasian, Chinese, Indian and Arabic in their gene pool as well. But to truly understand the Filipino, you have to look at the land. The historic isolation between islands and the topographic isolation on each island, become the primary influence governing regional traits and societal behavior.
This diversity makes Filipinos all the more interesting. However, what is apparent isn't how different they are from each other, but rather how alike they are. Brought together by a common history and looking forward to a common future, it is not surprising to find a sharing of certain traits. Their warmth, graciousness and hospitality—all part of the Filipino psyche—will make your stay a delight.
Car Rentals: Car rentals, with or without driver is readily available at airports, hotels and local independent services. If you know the city, driving yourself is fine but you have to deal with some traffic and parking problems.
Taxis: Air-conditioned taxis cost P25.00 on the meter and additional P2 is added for every 500 meters to the final cost. No Regular taxis. Taxis are always lined up at the major hotels and tourist restaurants and can be hailed on the street. If you take a taxi, make sure the driver turns on the meter. If he gives you a story that it is broken, get out and take another taxi. Unless you are taking a long trip or traffic is unusually horrible, most taxi rides should be well under P100. At least a 10% tip is expected.
Public Transport: Air-conditioned and regular buses or Tamaraw FX, usually ply the major routes such as EDSA. Other convenient choices for transport include the unique and colorful, Filipino-built local jeepneys, the (LRT) Light Rail Transit, public utility tricycles (motorcyle-run side cars) and pedicabs (pedal-pushed side car) Population: 67,114,060
Language:Tagalog (Filipino dialect) is the National Language.
The American occupation was responsible for teaching the English Language.
The Philippines is currently the third largest English speaking country in the world.
Currency: Peso (Php).
Notes are issued in denominations of P5, P10, P20, P50, P100, P500, and P1000.
Coins are issued for (centavos), 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c, p1, p5.
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, hotels and authorized exchanged dealers.
Outside of Manila payments are preferably made in pesos.
Major Travelers Checks is widely accepted.
Major Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club) can be used to pay for most goods and services.
Bank Hours Banks are open 9am-3pm Mon-Fri (except public holidays).
Shop Hours Most shops operate 10am-7.30pm daily (except public holidays)
Time: Local time is GMT plus 8 hours.
Business English is the language used.
Sexual equality is more widespread in the Philippines than in other Asian countries.
Make sure you have business cards.
Halo-halo is a Filipino word that means mixture. While it describes a popular dessert, it could also describe the Filipino. They look like Asians, write and speak English like Americans, worship like Spaniards, and have an outlook that is international.
SBMA itself is like a big town in an enclosed/secluded environment. As we recall it's history, it was a former US Military Base, so to speak everything basic that you need is there. From food, clothing, shelter, recreation and even jobs can be offered by Subic Bay Freeport. People are well disciplined especially in obeying traffic rules and regulations. Any types of clothes can be worn inside the base as mix cultures are present, so wear the most comfortable shirt that you want or the hippiest clothes that you want to show to the people. Nothing strict generally but you must observe their traffic rules and regulations.
Blue Skies in The Morning
Riding bus to get in the place where we will going to have a nice Out Reach Program is kinda nice specially if you?re in the bus with your classmates that you can have fun on the way to the place. It was early in the morning when we leave Olongapo City. So when we approach Castilejos place the sun comes out and im watching of it while the bus is running so fast of course ready to take a pictures too..ha ha ha.. One of my classmate is really funny, she keep saying are we going to Thailand or just in Malaysia?.. even the teacher are laughing too for her morning jokes and morning story. For that no one is being bored inside of the bus. i dont know the other section as we are 2 section inside of it. But me? no i aint feel bored specially i do have the cam and ready to take pictures.