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Christmas Star Tacloban

Typhoon Yolanda

Typhoon Yolanda year 2013 Christmas Star Tacloban 2013 Tacloban Leyte sign Barangay 54 – pictures taken the day after Christmas 2013 …almost 2 months after the typhoon wow Tacloban Leyte Tacloban Leyte Tacloban Leyte Basey Samar Nueva Vista Leyte Palo Leyte Delores Leyte Marabut Samar Marabut and Basey Samar do nt get much media attention […]

Tacloban waterfront near the convention center

Yolanda typhoon Tacloban

Typhoon Yolanda Tacloban Pictures taken in Tacloban a 4 – 6 weeks after the Typhoon Haiyan. Ships pushed up by the storm surge. All buildings along the waterfront were washed away. Bodies are still being recovered during the ongoing clean up operations. wow Tacloban Candahug Palo Leyte – almost everything washed away by the storm […]

Philippine Red Cross

Philippine Red Cross

Philippine Red Cross in Nueva Vista Leyte November 26 2013 brings relief supplies after typhoon Yolanda – Haiyan leveled the mountain village. The Philippine Red Cross brought supplies to the mountainous region near Lake Danao behind Ormoc City.  They distributed much needed tarpaulins and other relief goods in addition to food. I suspect the 4 […]

Concrete House part 9 typhoon

Concrete House part 9 typhoon

Typhoon Yolanda destroyed Nueva Vista Leyte with high winds as it passed from Tacloban Leyte to Ormoc City Leyte. picture – taken a week after the storm from the front porch of the yellow house   November 8 2013 the typhoon Haiyan slammed into the coastal city of Tacloban City, Leyte and passed over the […]

Sabin Resort Hotel

Sabin Resort Hotel

The Sabin Resort is a hotel a few kilometers out of Ormoc City southbound on the main highway. The view is great, the restaurant has good food, and the pool is relaxing. The Sabin Hotel might well be the nicest place to stay in Leyte, Philippines sabinresort.com Sabin Resort Hotel pool I have not yet […]

iaLodge Ormoc City accommodation

iaLodge Ormoc City accommodation

iaLodge – A convenient hotel to stay in Ormoc City. Tel (053) 561-0788; 561-0088 The iaLodge is in a handy location for travelers passing through Ormoc. It’s next to the bus terminal and just up the road from the pier where the shuttle boats from Cebu arrive. wifi available check in is at 12 noon […]

Zestair Philippines

Zestair Philippines

Zestair Airlines Philippines I took my first budget flight with Zestair yesterday and was pretty happy with it. Manila to Tacloban Leyte cost me about 1,500 peso which was about half what the other lines were quoting. Some of them have great promo deals if you are booking far enough in advance however – I […]

Building a concrete house – part 8

Building a concrete house – part 8

Building a budget concrete house in the Philippines – conclusion This will be the last page about building a house in the Philippines. There will be a few pictures of the house in nearly completed condition and I am going to try to outline a few difficulties that you might come across if you choose […]

Building a concrete block house – part 7

Building a concrete block house – part 7

Building a low cost concrete house in the Philippines – part 7 Windows and Doors and Finish work – The basic shell of the house has been completed, the roof is almost finished and the concrete floor will be wrapped up tomorrow. Ormoc Glass Trading – 053 255 4519  located across from the Shell station […]

Building a concrete block house – part 6

Building a concrete block house – part 6

Building a concrete block house in the Philippines – part 6 In this series we are trying to build a house on a budget in the Philippines. Most of outer shell is complete but there are a lot of details that are going to take time and money to wrap up. Here the boys are […]