Chema's by the Sea Resort

Samal Island, Davao Region, Mindanao, Philippines | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Samal Island

Highway Vistas

A travel blog entry by aliawan


Highway Vistas
Text and Images by Ronald de Jong

The best way to explore the island of Mindanao is behind the wheel, and the best road to drive is the Mother of all Highways in the Philippines, the Maharlika Highway. Better known as the Pan-Philippine Highway, this expressway is a 3517 km network of long roads, many bridges, and ferry services that begins in Laoag City on the Northern island of Luzon, going through the Visayan Islands of Samar, Leyte and ...

Bago-Oshiro, a lively back water

A travel blog entry by ukjeprox


... their vocal chords on the videoke drifts on the breeze. The numorous Sari-Sari's open their shutters to display their wares and offer the daily essensials for the residents. One of the best I found was CathyRose store up in Purok 2, very friendly and cheerful service where you can buy most of your needs from washing powder to cigarettes and some ...

A swarm of locusts

A travel blog entry by saharandreams


... or beg!) for the children’s homes. About 40% of the seamen were Filipinos. Of course, most of them weren’t the officers, but we became very familiar with the heirarchy system and had some interesting conversations with the seamen about their lives.

Last year, when I visited one of the fastest growing private elementary schools in Davao (they had been operating 7 years and had over 1000 students) I asked the principal about ...

The role of competition and culture in education

A travel blog entry by saharandreams


... text when, at the very end, he forgot the last 3 lines. Tears started trickling down his face and he left the stage sobbing. You could see that it didn’t matter that he had given 10 minutes of polished performance. The fact that he forgot those last 3 lines meant he had failed. Needless to say, he got last in that event.

7. Adherence to the rules of the competition take precedence over encouraging every student to contribute. A parent had ...

The Labour Export Policy of the Philippines

A travel blog entry by saharandreams


... line-height: 1.22em; ">had as its key aim “freeing market forces” to improve economic performance. The
key thrust of the program was the liberalization of trade, along with deep cuts
in government expenditures. Carried out in the midst of a global recession,
structural adjustment triggered a severe domestic downturn in 1983-86. The

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