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Friday, June 14, 2024

From Ilagan to Manila or Baguio

Discover Convenient and Affordable Travel with Ilagan Public Utility Transport Cooperative

Are you planning a trip from the City of Ilagan to Manila or Baguio? Look no further than the Ilagan Public Utility Transport Cooperative! We offer reliable and comfortable transportation services to ensure your journey is smooth and hassle-free. Whether you’re heading to the bustling capital of Manila or the picturesque highlands of Baguio, our transport services have got you covered.

Why Choose Ilagan Public Utility Transport Cooperative?

  1. Comfortable Rides: Our fleet of well-maintained vehicles ensures that you travel in comfort and style. Each trip is designed to provide a pleasant experience, making your journey enjoyable from start to finish.

  2. Affordable Rates: We believe that quality transportation should be accessible to everyone. Our competitive rates ensure you get the best value for your money, allowing you to travel without breaking the bank.

  3. Reliable Service: Punctuality and reliability are our top priorities. Our experienced drivers and staff are committed to providing timely and dependable service, ensuring you reach your destination safely and on schedule.

  4. Convenient Reservations: Booking your trip with us is easy and convenient. Simply call us at 09364769704 or 09554778760 to reserve your seat. For those who prefer to book in person, you can visit our office at Purok 2 Osmeรฑa, City of Ilagan, Isabela.

Travel Routes We Offer:

  • City of Ilagan to Manila: Experience the vibrant city life, explore historical sites, and indulge in the diverse culinary scene of the Philippines' capital.
  • City of Ilagan to Baguio: Enjoy the cool climate, scenic views, and cultural attractions of the Summer Capital of the Philippines.

Contact the phone numbers for Reservations:

  • Phone: 09364769704 | 09554778760
  • Office: Purok 2 Osmeรฑa, City of Ilagan, Isabela

Don't miss out on the opportunity to travel comfortably and affordably with Ilagan Public Utility Transport Cooperative. Book your trip today and experience the convenience and reliability that our service has to offer. Whether it’s for business or leisure, we are here to make your journey as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

Safe Travels and Happy Journey!

Photos provided by Ma. Lancel Mendoza, used with permission.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Off-load avoidance this 2023

Reposting this from a Facebook group.

‼️๐ˆ๐–๐€๐’ ๐Ž๐…๐…๐‹๐Ž๐€๐ƒ 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣3️⃣‼️ 

Prepare all requirements! ⬇️⬇️⬇️ 

❓What are the ๐›๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐œ ๐ซ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ?

There are two levels of inspection for internationally-bound Filipinos, both conducted by an immigration officer (IO).
In primary inspection, passengers must present basic travel documents:
✅Passport, valid at least six months from the departure date;
✅Valid visa, depending on the destination;
✅ Boarding pass; and
✅ Confirmed return or roundtrip ticket, when necessary

❓What are the ๐š๐๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ?

There are other documents a traveler may need to show to their IOs, which will vary depending on travel purpose, age, and other details.

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป‍♀️Self-funded travels
1️⃣Proof of accommodation
2️⃣Document showing financial capacity or source of income, and 
3️⃣ Proof of employment

๐Ÿ™‹ Sponsored travels
๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ‘ฆ‍๐Ÿ‘ฆ Sponsored by 1st degree relatives (spouse, parents, or children) abroad
1️⃣Original Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-issued birth or marriage certificate
2️⃣Confirmed roundtrip ticket
Copies of sponsor’s:
3️⃣Valid passport
4️⃣Valid work visa/permit or an equivalent document

๐Ÿ‘ฏ‍♀️Sponsored by other relatives abroad
1️⃣Notarized original Affidavit of Support and Guarantee (AOSG)
2️⃣Confirmed roundtrip ticket
3️⃣Original PSA-issued birth or marriage certificate

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ‍♂️Sponsored by an unrelated foreign national
1️⃣ Notarized original AOSG
2️⃣ Substantial proof of relationship
3️⃣ Confirmed roundtrip 
4️⃣ If a judicial entry, sponsor’s registration paper

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพ‍♂️Traveling with an unrelated local sponsor
1️⃣Notarized original AOSG
2️⃣ Substantial proof of relationship
3️⃣ Copy of sponsor’s return ticket

❓Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)

✅ OFWs departing for the first time 
1️⃣ Overseas employment certificate (OEC), or OFW Clearance issued by the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW)
2️⃣Valid and appropriate employment visa, work permit, or any equivalent document 
3️⃣ Employment contract
4️⃣ Visa Usage Undertaking, or Manpower Request specifying visa usage approved or verified by the DMW or Migrant Workers Office (MWO), if applicable

✅ Balik-Manggagawa (BM)
1️⃣Valid and appropriate employment visa, work permit, or any equivalent document
2️⃣OFW Clearance, OEC issued on-site by MWO or Migrant Workers Airport Assistance Center (DMW-MWAAC), or Online BM OEC Exemption, or manually issued OEC
3️⃣Proof of employment, as necessary

✅Direct hires
1️⃣ OEC, e-receipt, or valid OFW Clearance, and
2️⃣ Valid and appropriate employment visa, work permit, or any equivalent document

๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป Minors
๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ‘ฆ‍๐Ÿ‘ฆ With married parents, while the mother is accompanying
1️⃣Original Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-issued birth certificate or report of birth
๐Ÿ‘จ‍๐Ÿ‘ง‍๐Ÿ‘ฆ With married parents, while the mother is not accompanying
1️⃣ Original PSA-issued birth certificate or report of birth
2️⃣ Original PSA-issued marriage certificate

The following are scenarios where travel will require Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Certificates of Clearance or Exemption:

✅ DSWD Travel Clearance Certificate (TCC), if:
    * The parents are unmarried and the minor’s mother is not traveling
    * The minor is accompanied by anyone other than their parents
    * The passenger is over 18 but unable to fully care or protect themselves because of a physical or mental disability or condition
    * The minor is above 13 years old and traveling alone (minors below 13 are prohibited from traveling alone

✅DSWD Certificate of Exemption from TCC, if:
    * The parents are unmarried and the minor is traveling with their biological father who has sole parental authority or legal custody over them
    * The companion is their legal guardian
    * Orphans of married parents traveling with substitute parent/s
    * Orphans of non-married parents and traveling with substitute parent/s or closest maternal relative

✅๐Ž๐…๐– ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐ฏ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž

๐Ÿ‘จ‍๐Ÿ‘ง‍๐Ÿ‘ฆDependent family members joining an OFW at the host country
1️⃣Valid dependent visa or any equivalent document, and
2️⃣Copies of the OFW’s valid visa and OEC, e-receipt, or OFW clearance

๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐ŸŽ“Students under the International Student Affairs Program or Student Internship Abroad Program of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
    * CHED endorsement
๐Ÿง‘‍๐ŸŽ“Students or scholars
    * Acceptance letter from the school or institution abroad
    * Duly notarized affidavit executed by the student or scholar indicating the educational institution, and the duration of the course or program of study
    * Confirmed return or roundtrip ticket consistent with the program duration, if practicable
    * Proof of financial capacity or scholarship
    * Endorsement from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) for Arabic language scholars, if applicable
    * Certification from the school division superintendent for basic education students under an international exchange program, or joining a competition abroad
        * Minors under this category also need a DSWD Travel Clearance Certificate

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ‍♂️ Passengers with prospective employers abroad
    * Confirmed return or roundtrip ticket consistent with travel duration
    * Documents relevant to the purpose of travel, and
    * Duly notarized affidavit executed by the passenger indicating the purpose and duration of travel

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป‍♀️ Passengers traveling abroad for compassionate or humanitarian visit to an overseas Filipino
    * Certification from the DMW or the Department of Foreign Affairs specifying the purpose of travel

๐Ÿ™‹ Passengers traveling for company transfers or trainings
    * Intra-company transferees
        * Proof of local employment, as certified by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
        * Secondment agreement between the local company and foreign host company, as necessary
    * Intra- or inter-company trainees
        * Proof of local employment, as certified by the DOLE, and
        * Traineeship agreement authenticated by the Philippine embassy or consulate where the training will be conducted, as necessary

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพ‍♂️Volunteer workers
    * Endorsement from the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency
* Hajj pilgrims to Mecca
    * Endorsement or list of pilgrims from the NCMF
* Donor traveling for organ donation or transplantation
    * Department of Health clearance approving the organ donation or transplantation
The following are passengers who may be required to present a CFO clearance:
* Filipino spouse, fiancรฉ/e, or partner (described as someone who is in a “genuine” heterosexual or same-sex relationship) of a foreign national, with an immigrant, resident, spouse, long-term, partner, prospective marriage, family reunification visa, or other similar visas
* First-time Filipino emigrants and resident visa holders registering with the CFO for the first time
* J1 visa holders, or exchange visitors bound for the United States
* Au Pair visa holders

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Moving to Makati City

I have been living in Pineda, Pasig City since 2015 and today, I am officially leaving Pasig City. I am moving to a nearby city, which is Makati City.

Moving to another city means relocating to a different geographical area, usually for an extended period of time. This can involve leaving behind familiar surroundings, friends, and family, and adjusting to a new environment, culture, and way of life.

Just beside the mighty Pasig river between the cities of Pasig and Makati.

Moving to another city can bring many changes, both positive and negative. It can provide new opportunities, such as better job prospects, a lower cost of living, or a new way of life, but it can also present challenges, such as adapting to a new environment, establishing a new social network, and managing the stress of the transition.

Moving to another city requires careful planning and preparation, including research about the new city, finding a place to live, and establishing a new support network. However, it can also be an exciting and transformative experience, providing the chance to start fresh, learn new skills, and make new memories.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

My Lobo, Batangas experience

It was July 18 when I and my colleagues at work got the chance to travel to Lobo, Batangas for our outing experience off of Metro Manila. My idea of a perfect travel is to spend it with family and workmates. This time, I am with my workmates to get some sea, sand and sun exposure for this 2-days and a night.

So our travel started at exactly 7:00 am on July 18th. We were picked-up by the van at the right time. Our first stop-over was along the expressway to get ourselves refreshed with breakfast but I never bought anything. Most of my colleagues are smokers so they had the chance to do so at the bus stop.

Upon reaching Lobo town, we were able to visit the local market to buy some stuff for food. I was able to buy a Dito SIM card on that day.

Once we arrived at the place at around 12:00 noon, we got into a simple hut to have our lunch break. Thanks to our workmate Mary Anne who did all the food prepations before hand to resolve the hungerness! Dale called the maja blanca as mashed potato!

I had to get some sleep after getting in to our room service. The room was nice and the ambiance is good! I can't even hear the karaoke singers outside of the window even though they do belching high notes of the songs being played. I just needed the sleep to keep myself healthy at all times.

We had our dinner and chit-chat during the night hours. Bonfire didn't go through. That was the plan after dinner but it's a no. They just had had their session instead, so I chose to go to sleep.

The next day, we had our free breakfast served. I was not able to go to swimming but only got some photos of my self later and more photos after that.

I am just excited to start using Dito's SIM for Internet browsing and video streaming when I got home!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Going back to Pasig City

After President Duterte have declared that the entire Metro Manila will be under modified ECQ on May 16th, our company needs also to cut down costs by ending the contract for our accommodation. So it's now time to go back to the City of Pasig, the green city.

A selfie inside the accommodation room.

To my present company, thanks for the two-month free accommodation with AC and stable Internet connection including the shuttle service going from and to work.

A self on the 12th floor of the building

A street photo along Banaag street in Pineda, Pasig City

I was able to return to the city safe through the company's shuttle service. Finally, I meet the same people at home again and able to adjust from two months for AC-powered room to just a fan-powered bed space. Anyway, I am flexible as much as I can at whatever situations I must be in.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Center seat inside bus

As I reminisce about that particular moment, I vividly recall the sense of camaraderie and unity among us, the brethren, as we embarked on a journey together. Seated in the middle of the bus amidst fellow believers, I felt a profound connection to the community of faith to which I belonged. Our shared purpose and dedication to our spiritual journey bound us together, transcending the physical distance between us and reinforcing our sense of belonging.

The bus ride symbolized more than just a mode of transportation; it represented a collective journey towards spiritual growth and enlightenment. As we traversed the roads of Isabela province, our conversations were filled with words of encouragement, shared experiences, and reflections on our faith. Each mile traveled brought us closer not only to our destination but also to a deeper understanding of our shared beliefs and values.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the bus ride, there was a profound sense of peace and serenity that permeated the atmosphere. Surrounded by fellow believers, I felt a profound sense of reassurance and comfort, knowing that I was not alone in my spiritual journey. The fellowship and companionship of my brethren provided solace and strength, making the journey not only bearable but also enriching and fulfilling.

As we embarked on that journey together, I realized the significance of community and fellowship in nurturing and sustaining one's faith. The bus ride served as a metaphor for the collective journey of faith that we undertake as members of a spiritual community. Through shared experiences, mutual support, and a shared commitment to our beliefs, we find strength, encouragement, and inspiration to continue our journey towards spiritual growth and enlightenment.

In retrospect, that bus ride remains etched in my memory as a poignant reminder of the power of community and fellowship in nurturing and strengthening our faith. It was not merely a physical journey from one place to another but a spiritual pilgrimage shared with fellow believers. As we continue our journey of faith, may we always cherish the bonds of fellowship that unite us and draw strength from the collective spirit of our community.

Monday, April 23, 2012

A visit to Ilagan Santuary

The last time we visit Ilagan Sanctuary was April 22, 2012. A wonderful experience with new people.

About two hours of walking before reaching the Pinzal Falls but most of us enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. It's definitely a commendable visit for you guys, despite the area leading to the falls do not have yet any concrete paths for an easy reach in a matter of minutes.

Find time to visit again, maybe the next summer of 2013. Enjoy enjoy and enjoy. :D

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