Balangiga Travel Guide

  • morning rush hour going toward the fish market
    morning rush hour going toward the fish...
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  • Mronign traffic going towards the Chruch
    Mronign traffic going towards the Chruch
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  • view of the cottages
    view of the cottages
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Balangiga Things to Do

  • Meet the poeple

    Walk at the town square you can see many things like the basketball court, the Balangiga Encounter Mermorial, and the town Chruch Saint Lawrence Chruch.

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  • 'Banca' boat making....

    Since Balangiga is like an exclusive fishersman village, many of those local people make 'bancas' small boats uses to catch fish. This man has these business in town, he makes boats not only for himself but for sale.

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Balangiga Nightlife

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    Balangiga karaoke bar

    by kylian74 Updated Mar 15, 2003

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    I think this is the only Karaoke bar right now within Balangiga, means you don't have any choice of going out for some drinks and snacks. Not bad, they serves well! Enjoy singing and have fun.

    Dress Code: Any, as long as you're confident and comfortable.

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Balangiga Shopping

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    Fishes at Balangiga market

    by kylian74 Updated Mar 12, 2003

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    What to buy: Any seafoods freshly arrived from the sea and the BLUE MERLIN fish, this place is known for this fish catching, it is on season around March to May are those blue merlin season, means that if you are on this place that months for sure you will not miss to see these from those many local fishersmans that just walk from the port to the market daily hanging big fishes on their shoulder.

    Well, that was january when we visited this place, unluckily to see any blue merlin fish, it happened to have that fish even out of the season but very FEW and rare.

    What to pay: For sure cheaper than in Manila and even more cheaper than in Tacloban ( the nearest city )

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Balangiga Tourist Traps

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    Balangiga shore

    by kylian74 Written Mar 6, 2003

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    Since Balangiga town lies near the shore, you will surely see these place on the photo once you are here, many houses build there in the past few years and many local residents doesn't care to clean thier area, garbage are sometimes can be found in some corner, that is why now it is the result of becoming polluted.

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Balangiga Off The Beaten Path

  • Beach Cottages

    It is a nice place to spend the day with family and friends and the Pagtakhan ( beach cottages) with a great view of the ocean and beaches, and the water is just the right temp too.

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  • local people are always been friendly

    They smile and they laugh! If you are a guest to this place for sure they would look to you, intriguing where you gonna go and which family or friends you have of one of the houses here, usually everybody here knows each other and it is like a one big family that knows every moves you do.

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  • Free sand to the local people of...

    This man pushing a two wheel cart loaded of sand from the nearby shore to make concreate, these is the way they transport it here.

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Balangiga Favorites

  • The church in town

    St. Anthony is the only catholic church within Balangiga. You can easily find this within the province, and is located right next to the City Hall.

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  • The city hall

    The City Hall of Balangiga is just next to St. Anthony's church. I came here to take photo of the nearby church, I didn't notice that this two story building is their city hall, obiously there is no signs at all that this is a government office until my cousin who was my guide that time told me about it.

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  • The old port of Balangiga

    This was the old port of Balangiga, they close it a few years ago ( about 3 yrs. ago if I'm not mistaken) For many years, This place can only be reached with a passengers boat from Tacloban but since they build the new road ' Balangiga-Basey ' that uses now as main road from the City of Tacloban.

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