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    Cebu Pacific

    by machomikemd Written Aug 15, 2011

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    Cebu Pacific Air is the No. 1 Low Budget Carrier in the Philippines (in domestic travel but in international travel, Philippine Airlines is still the Number 1 and i still prefer Philippine Airlines). The airline is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JG Summit Holdings, controlled by the Gokongwei family - one of the richest Filipino-Chinese families based in the Philippines. Cebu Pacific is currently headed by Lance Gokongwei, it's CEO. Cebu Pacific has the largest domestic destinations and is fiercely in competition with other los cost carriers like Sea Air, Air Philippines, Zest Air and the Legacy Airline Philippine Airlines. It operates like a no frills airline where even the potable water inside the aircrafts are for sale.

    their Main Office is in:

    Airline Operations Center Building
    Manila Domestic Airport Complex
    Old Domestic Road
    Pasay City
    Philippines 1301

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    Sea Air

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 15, 2011

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    South East Asian Airlines was set up by Iren Dornier, Nikos Gitsis & Tomas Lopez in 1994 to provide safe, reliable, and economical air transportation for travelers in the Philippines. SEA Air is the embodiment of a no frills airline that there is not even a cabin attendant! but the price is cheap that a one way trip to or from caticlan via manila is just 1,500 pesos pre booked in 2 months! It gives competition to other budget carriers and low cost carriers like Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines, Zest Air.

    Seair has 11 aircrafts: 7 are 19-seater Let 410 and 4 Dornier 328 (32 passengers).

    Tickets right away available at all Filipino Travel Centers.

    Domestic Routes:
    Luzon: Clark (Angeles City), Manila, Basco
    Visayas: Busuanga, Caticlan, Borongan, Tablas, Puerto Princesa
    Mindanao: Zamboanga, Jolo, Tawi Tawi

    Baggage Allowance:
    10 kgs + 10 kgs more baggage for passengers with a valid onward international ticket for the same day.
    Free hand carry luggage (per adult): 1 piece max. 7 kg

    SEAIR CALL CENTER - +632 849.0100

    Makati/Manila - Commercial

    2nd Floor La'O Centre, Arnaiz Ave. Makati City, Philippines 1200

    Commercial FAX: +63 2 849.0219
    Reservation FAX: +63 2 849.0239

    Phone: (632) 849.0100

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    You Have To Take A Jeepney Ride!

    by Aidy_p Updated Jun 26, 2011

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    First jeepney I saw in Manila.
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    What struck me the most was the presence of jeepneys at nearly every corner of town. You could see that the owners truly took great pains in making sure that their jeepneys are the talk of the town. You'd get some with loud blaring music; lovely psychedelic lights; but most were well-decorated externally.

    You'd have to have a go at it to ever claim that you were in Philippines. The mode of passing the 'bus fare' to the driver, the squeezing of 20 people into one jeepney (Truly butt-to-butt), and the method of calling the jeepney to a halt saying, "Para-Po".

    The shouting of the words "Para Po" caught own and surprisingly, I felt super empowered as I could call out those words and the jeepney would just come to a stop. Hmm, the power of words!

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    Kuliglig (modified tricycle)

    by machomikemd Written May 13, 2011

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    the kuliglig (tagalog term for cricket) is an originally a farm tractor for ricefields and some enterprising people from the provinces converted it into a modified tricycle running into 3 horsepower engine and made it a mode of transport into Manila's streets. these contracptions compete with local tricycles for passengers and the cost of the ride is about the same at 10 pesos per 4 kilometer trip for 1 person, the only difference is that the ride is bumpy since it has no shock absorbers and they are smoke belchers since they are not registered with the local transportation department. you can see them everywhere in the Downtown Manila area especially in the bustling Quiapo district of manila.

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    Metrorail Transit

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Manila Metro Rail Transit System, popularly known as the MRT, Metrostar Express or Metrostar, is part of the metropolitan rail system in the Metro Manila area of the Philippines, the Strong Republic Transit System (SRTS)[1]. It has a single line, MRT-3 or the Blue Line. Although it has characteristics of light rail, such as the type of rolling stock used, it is more akin to a rapid transit system. It is not related to the Manila Light Rail Transit System, a separate but linked system.

    The MRT forms part of Metro Manila's rail transport infrastructure, known as the Strong Republic Transit System, and overall public transport system. One of its original purposes was to decongest Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), one of Metro Manila's main thoroughfares and home to the MRT, and many commuters who ride the MRT also take road-based public transport, such as buses, to reach the intended destination from an MRT station. It starts at North Avenue in Quezon City up to Taft Avenue, Pasay City. MRT-3 connects with LRT-1 at Taft Avenue (EDSA on LRT-1) and with LRT-2 at Cubao (Araneta Center/Cubao on LRT-2) the journey from one end to the other taking 29 minutes.

    The single line[3] serves 13 stations on 16.95 kilometres (10.5 mi) of line. It is mostly elevated, with some sections at grade or underground. The line commences at Taft Avenue (Taft on the map) and ends at North Avenue, serving the cities that EDSA passes through: Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Pasig and Quezon City, and the municipality of San Juan. The MRT is open from 5:30 a.m. PST (UTC+8) until 10:30 p.m. everyday except Holy Week. Fares are 10 pesos for the first 3 stations, 11 pesos for 4-5 stations, 12 pesos for 6-8 stations, 14 pesos for 9-11 stations and 15 pesos of entire line..

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    MRT Purple Line 2 (Megatren)

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Megatren (purple line), more popularly known by its generic name Line 2, is a 13.8 km fully automated mass transit line that traverses five cities in Metro Manila namely Pasig, Marikina, Quezon City, San Juan and Manila) along the major thoroughfares of Marcos Highway, Aurora Boulevard, Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, Legarda and Recto Avenue. The line indirectly connects with LRT-1 at Recto station (D. Jose on LRT-1) and with MRT-3 at Araneta Center-Cubao (Cubao on MRT-3). Travel between the two ends takes 30 minutes.

    The Megatren is open from 5:00a m- 22:00pm Mon-Fri, 6:00am-20:00 pm Sat-Sun. Closed during holy week. The Purple Line has only one fare structure for single-journey and stored-value ticket holders. Commuters are charged 12 pesos for the first three stations, 13 pesos for four to six stations, 14 pesos for seven to nine stations and 15 pesos for more than nine stations or the entire line.

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    LRT 1 (yellow line)

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This south-north light rail line runs between Baclaran, in Pasay City, and Monumento, in Caloocan City, passing near the old heart of Manila. It is 14.5 km long with 18 stations, all elevated. The Manila Light Rail Transit System, popularly known as the LRT, is the main metropolitan rail system serving the Metro Manila area in the Philippines. There are two lines to the LRT: LRT-1, called the Yellow Line, and LRT-2, called the Purple Line. Although the system is referred to as a "light rail" system, arguably because the network is mostly elevated, the system is more akin to a rapid transit (metro) system. The Manila LRT is the first metro system in Southeast Asia, built earlier than the Singapore MRT by three years. The system is not related to the Manila Metro Rail Transit System, or the Blue Line, which forms a completely different but linked system.

    The Yellow Line has two different fare structures: one for single-journey ticket holders and one for stored-value ticket holders. Commuters in possession of single-journey tickets are charged 12 pesos for the first four stations and 15 pesos for subsequent stations. For stored-value ticket holders, commuters are charged 12 pesos for the first four stations, 13 pesos for five to eight stations, 14 pesos for nine to twelve stations and 15 pesos for more than twelve stations or the entire line.LRT-1 connects with MRT-3’s southern end at EDSA (Taft station on MRT-3), with LRT-2 at D. Jose (Recto station on MRT-2) and with PNR at Blumentritt, although there are no direct connections anywhere and each line has its own ticketing.

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    From Singapore to Manila

    by xuessium Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    For flying direct, besides Singapore Airlines and Philippines Airlines, there are now 3 budget airlines flying out from Singapore to Manila.

    They are: Tiger Airways (to Manila's Clark Airbase) and Jetstar Asia & Cebu Pacific (to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the main airport in Manila).

    Tiger Airways and Cebu Pacific operate out of the Budget Terminal in Singapore Changi Airport while Jetstar Asia operates out of Terminal 1.

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    Metro Manila Train Stations and Light Rail Transit

    by ncbmandy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    i made a website for the train stations in metro manila www.geocities.com/ncbmandy/index_mrt_lrt.html this stations comprises the 3 different LRT and MRT around metropolitan area.

    Note. In this trains, the first coach is exclusively for female only and senior citizens, while the 2nd, 3rd and 4th coaches, are for both male and female. Take note also that the end portion of the last coach is exclusively for pregnant, senior citizens, and Department of Transportation employees only.

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    Taxi versus Public Transport

    by FlowerOfScotland Updated Feb 24, 2011

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    Getting anywhere in and around Manila need not cost very much at all if you utilise the local transport system, which is very reliable and relatively safe. Taxis are safe too of course, however, the cost of a taxi can be relatively expensive. Even metered cabs are not really cheap when the actual distance travelled is considered. Take the airport to Malate (Pedro Gil Street area) journey for example. A distance of 10 kilometers and can take anything from 20 to 40 minutes depending on time of day. This journey in a yellow metered airport taxi should cost around 500 peso, but expect to be charged a lot more if you use 'private' taxis. However the same journey can be made for as little as 23 peso. Get a jeepnie from the airport to Baclaran (cost 8 peso) then it is only a shortish walk to the the LRT train station at Baclaran, then 6 stops on the train (cost 15 peso) to Pedro Gil station. Total journey time will be about 40 to 60 minutes. Of course, I understand that this method will not be viable if you have big heavy suitcases to carry, but if you are like me and always travel light with just a small holdall bag (you don't need a lot of clothes for Manila if you are only there as a tourist), it is a great way to avoid unnecessary cost and an excellent way of experiencing the true ways of the local people. To catch a jeepnie, when you exit the arrivals hall turn right out of the doors and walk along until you see a road ramp going down to a lower level, walk down this ramp and at the bottom there will be other people waiting there, there is no sign or 'bus stop' but this is were the jeepnie stops to pick up passengers. When you are in side the jeepnie just say to the driver "Baclaran" and give over 8 peso (he will give change too) Once you get to Baclaran just ask anyone where the LRT Baclaran station is (Philippino people are very warm, welcoming and helpful), you will only have to walk down one main street to the station. During the day this area is a local market thriving with people, however, I would not suggest doing this journey at night. If you study the area using Google Maps before you go to Manila you will not get lost. Look at it as a bit of an adventure! Dont be a boring tourist! Experience the real people and their way of life!

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    Rizal park

    by ligaya Updated Feb 15, 2011

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    Tour the park and its surroundings on horse-drawn carriages. Available to tourists at minimal prices

    The Rizal Monument is a tribute to the national hero, Jose Rizal who was executed near the spot where this monument is erected. Many national dedication days are held in front of this monument. 24-hour honor guards are always present in front of the monument.

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    Geography: The Philippines lie...

    by ligaya Updated Feb 15, 2011

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    Geography: The Philippines lie off the southeast coast of Asia between Taiwan and Borneo in the Pacific Ocean and South China Sea. They are composed of 7107 islands and islets (7108 at low tide), 2773 of which are named. The two largest islands, Luzon in the north and Mindanao in the south, account for 65% of the total land area and contain 60% of the country's population. Between the two lie the Visayas Islands.
    General Information Area: 300,000 sq km (115,831 sq miles). Population: 73,130,985 (1998). Population Density: 243.8 per sq km. Capital: Manila. Population: 1,654,761 (1995). Language: Filipino, based on Tagalog, is the national language. English is widely spoken, Spanish less so. The Philippines is the third-largest English-speaking country in the world. There are over 111 cultural and racial groups, each with its own language or dialect.
    Type: Car / MotorHome , Airplane , Ship , Train , Other Transportation

    I was there in Manila last December 2000. I enjoyed so much with lots of friends and relatives. I can't forget those memories we'd shared together.

    By this time I can't show the pictures of great tourist spots...hope soon!

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    Airport to Hotel - TRADERS HOTEL

    by NAMEPH Written Jun 4, 2010

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    Hi Sir.

    For both international airport TERMINAL 1 , TERMINAL 2 and TERMINAL 3

    The most convenient airport transfer will be PRIVATE CAR for a maximum of 3 PERSON.
    One way transfer is approximately Php 850.- , And for the Roundtrip transfer -
    Airport Traders Airport is Php 1750.- with LIGHT LUGGAGES.

    The model of the car is FORD LYNX model 2003 COLOR WHITE
    and Nissan Exalta 2004 COLOR WHITE.

    Their is no Airconditioned BUS travel directly from the Airport to the TRADERS HOTEL.You have to take two rides , 1st transfer BUS - COASTAL , 2nd then take a taxi cab from COASTAL to TRADERS.

    +)HAPPY FRIDAY

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    Parking at NAIA Terminal 3

    by npamo Updated Apr 7, 2010

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    They do have overnight parking. We've used it a couple of times already. I am not sure if its P50 or P100 per night. There is a section of the parking lot for those parking overnight. Its a long walk to the terminal though. So, I suggest you drop off your baggages at the terminal before parking your vehicle.

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    Get a bus to subic bay or angeles, then ride a M/C

    by venus&graham Written Mar 31, 2010

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    Riding around Cebu in 2009,  Badian Island

    hi there,
    its just a suggestion...

    get a bus("FLY BY BUS"...and yes, its a wierd name! hehee) from the Southern Cross hotel(approx. 2200php night, if your interested) in Manila, (Approx.750PHP) to subic or wherever, and then get your self a SCOOTER (@ 300php a day) from there!!!

    YOU WILL SEE SOOO MUCH MORE....and what you save in transport costs,
    will cover for a Very nice 4star Hotel overnight...???

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