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Showing posts from April, 2009

A Mall in Virac?

Perhaps, Virac badly needs an urban transformation, this may sound an ambitious plan but with both public and private collaboration, it would be achievable. Being the premier town on the island and most frequented by visitors, either official visits, locals and tourists. The common impression one gets are, sleepy, congested, dark, old and rusty. At night, the streets are deserted which adds to the gloom like the back alleys of a slum area, poorly lighted. Obviously, we cannot erase overnight the typhoon damages and the rusty roofs viewed overhead from an airplane, its common in areas near seawater. The plan to lease an idled or partly occupied government property to be converted to a mall should be a welcome proposal. Many municipalities have opted to lease their properties to private investors due to lack of funds. In addition, private mall investors often develop the areas within their vicinity to make it attractive to costumers.

Discovering Virac On Foot

Virac is host to numerous white sand beaches and diving sites mostly found in the southwestern seaboard. Although some beaches are still undeveloped, but certainly, its worth your time to see it, sights are really stunning in their natural splendor. Mountain biking or simply hiking around, one might stumble in a cultural piece of heritage that had been lying in one corner waiting to be discovered. And if one is adventurous enough, one can try spelunking at Marilima and Talisoy caves. A couple of years ago, I was told about a place in Virac patronized by local rock climbers. I forgot the name of the place, maybe someone could give the exact location.

Flights To Virac Catanduanes

It's barely a week to go before holy week and possibly, many are anticipating for a brief vacation. There are already three airlines available from Manila to Virac vice versa. These are the Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Zest Airways (formerly Asian Spirit). Cebu Air, Inc., operating as Cebu Pacific Air, is Asia's third-largest low-cost airline based in Pasay City, Metro Manila, the Philippines. It offers scheduled flights to both domestic and international destinations. Cebu Pacific Air is currently the country's leading domestic carrier, serving the most domestic destinations with the largest number flights and routes, and equipped with the youngest fleet. Its main base is Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, with another hub at Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Francisco Bangoy International Airport and Diosdado Macapagal International Airport. Zest Airways is an airline which started as Asian Spirit, based in Pasay City, Manila in the Philippines. It …