From Biliran town to Culaba municipality is mostly rough road.
Anyone can give an idea how much it costs to hire for any given day?
How's really the road condition from the Biliran town going to Culaba?
Any input folks is very much appreciated.
From Biliran town to Culaba municipality is mostly rough road.
Wowie - daghang salamat sa imong reply.
It just confirms one Taclobanon driver of his complaints that the road leading to those areas are "neglected" by past politicos who just enriched themselves.
His asking price to drive someone from Tacloban to areas mentioned is 5000 pesos kay dili maayo kuno and dalan. The price sounds reasonable and fair due to the road condition, I think. ( I heard some provincial islands in the our country have the main roads well-paved already. What took so long in Biliran?)
I guess it is about high time now those local politicians(mayors, vice mayors, etc) should make noise louder why their localities are not attended to by the head honchos(congressman, governor, whoever they are on the spot).
The noise should come the LOUDEST from the ordinary BILIRANONS. It us US who suffer the most if we just agonize in silence while these loudmouth politicians keep "people's money" in their pocket and live a very comfortable lives and luxuries. The money used
for vote-buying during elections is not worth it. Think about the future. Think where is
the money from. Think if that money is spent on well-meaning road infrastracture projects
and what benefits to all of us - convenience for all of us, not just one....nice road means good commerce so better prospect for the common-tao income....faster commute time....(ok, done my part. let us hear what others say).
So let us make this biliranisland.com forums/blogs alive and kicking.
Let us turn on to the next level of sound of COMPLAINTS.
And let us just have FUN doing this, ok?
Hi Pinoyisip, 5000 for the pakyaw fare is too much. From tacloban to Biliran is cemented road, the only rough road is from Biliran To Culaba. I think thats overpricing for a single person, cause the Aircon PUV fair from Naval to Tacloban is only 150.
Ok how about ATM or stablishment that will accept VISA card or any credit cards, mga mall mga restaurant, so people from abroad dili na mag dala ug dakong cash sa bulsa kay delikado. We have been in our town and we need to go to Tacluban para mokuha ug kwarta or Ormoc, Anyway nangarap lang po malay mo marinig ng mga bagong official.
What??? delikado pod mag butang ug ATM machine kay unya hasta ATM machine tulison or sikwaton...Nahhh mga opisyales anything you can do to solve this problem.. Just asking
Hi, again, Wowie:
So, pila man gyud diay ang imong nahibaw-an nga pakyaw sa sakyanan.
Let us say pakyaw ug usa ka adlaw?
Kun duna kay i-suggest or i-recommend, please let us know in details.
The guy's name and how to contact, type of vehicle he/she has.
Appreciate very mucho.
Salamat sa imong pag-apil sa forum.
The more the merrier, as they say.
Just want to tell you something - it is in relation with VISA or any credit card transaction you mentioned.
This credit card transaction happened in Cebu and I know some overseas Biliranons want to go there.
So these are words of caution though for anybody - Biliranon or anyone who has foreign credit card to pay any services or goods in Cebu or any place in the Philippines for that matter.
I have a couple friend(she-pinay and he-taas ilong) who stayed in the hotel sometime in May 2007.
The exchange rate then was hovering from US$47 to US$46.35 per peso.
When they booked the hotel through the internet, the rate was confirmed at US$87 per night.
Upon check out, they were suprised to know that their cc was charged at 55 pesos to a dollar.
To add insult to injury, their hard cash dollar was not accepted because the value of the money is
So what's the moral lesson of the story: well, inquire ahead the establishments what is the transaction rate or better still, prepare the local money thru banks or the "money exchanger". So ATM is a long long shot in Biliran.
By the way, my friends checked in another hotel in Cebu - Plantation?- and the going rate was much better. $1 = 47 pesos. And yes, I heard from them after touring Bohol, all the national roads are cemented.
When can we expect this in Biliran? Beautiful places and nice people but some bad roads....
oo bitaw we have been in Naval end of February with my hubby, 5,000 gayod ang pangayo sa van kay pagbalik kuno nila sa tacluban wla naman silay pasahero, not otherwise this van is in the same place, maka hangyo ka man 4,000 or 3,500 sagad na gayod to nila nga presyo. About the road from Tacluban to Naval they have nice road na, very convenient na. I dont know other places, kay dalhon man gani mi adto ni Marlon sa nindot nga busay but wla mi madayon kay ang road kuno ngadto pwerte gyod kunong daota. But Wowie is right 150 ra ang ang pampasahero aircon man pod, pwede nimo bayaran 3 ka linkuran or upat para may lugar ka sa imong karga. Then kong gusto ka sa lugar na lang ninyo ma ngontrata ug sakyanan kong manuroy mo. This is not an advice just my opinion. IF...
Your testament, Europa, that you can't enjoy one of the beautiful places due to daot ang dalan just signifies a very sad situation due wrong priorities imposed by the politicians.
Instead of building more roads, a gym or other (personal?) buildings/projects underutilized by common-tao have been built. Again, very bad decisions and I feel sorry for you.
You, being one of the big contributors to the Philippine economy, have been ignored by these so-called caretakers of the citizenries - Biliranon to be specific. What these public servants missed the point for the
wrong priorities is the missed opportunity of the local merchants(vehicle owner, driver, tour guide, sari-sari store owners, etc) to be of service to you and get the much-needed economic oil in their own neighborhood. This is not to mention how much you send money back regularly to your beloved birthplace .
(In our Biliranon clan alone, relatives from abroad sent so far close to $100,000 in 15 year span- and still counting - to pay tuition fees, hospital expenses, house repairs, allowances, and put up small businesses).
Yes, Europa, you are one of the "unsung heroes" who deserved to enjoy what Biliran can offer to you but can't tungod lang sa daot nga dalan. The funds were there but went somewhere else in a useless manner.
With the election just over, all we can do is just HOPE, that change for the better is just around the corner. We need politicians with new attitude and new mentality for the GOOD of us all.
So Help us God!
Last edited by pinoyisip; 06-08-2007 at 12:08 PM.
Akala nyo dito lang sa Pinas ang mga kingkoy na politicians.
Pati America may mga estupido rin.
Pero mas grabe talaga rito sa atin....behind pa tayo sa political correctness sa corruptions, killings and others.
Maayo nalang adunay tay pipila ka bag-ong Biliran government administradores. Tingali changes for the good or better are coming.
Enjoy nalang muna sa komedya sa America about trips sa mga politician.
Dili lang ta sa Pinoy Politics comedies kay mamiligro ta!
Ug na-ay similarites dinhi sa ato, katawa or smile nalang ta sa atong kaugalingon.
So have fun.
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That's all folks!
To Be Honest, I Never Limit My Happiness Tungud Lang Sa Daot Nga Dalan. More Than Happy To See All My Old Folks And Friends, Specially Limited Ang Time Ko 2 Days Is Not Enough Kaya Para Akong Kabuti Surprise Pirme Ang Visit. But Yes We All Hope That Sana Makita Ng Bagong Elected Nga Mga Politiko Ang Problema Sa Biliran Province, Importante Gyod Ang Mga Dalan Or Way Of Transportation Specially Sa Mga Commercial Nga Panginahanglan
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