Monday, September 8, 2008

Surigao, My City!

Aerial views of my beloved home, Surigao City.

I was a bit hesitant to post these photos for copyright reasons, but since the city government is doing the promotions using these photos, i thought of selling Surigao too to the rest of the world. The credit goes to the owner of these photos which i think is my boss.

So here it is...
Welcome to the City of Island Adventures and the gateway to Mindanao, Surigao City!


The newly reclaimed portion of the Surigao City port which expansion is intended to cater more logistics and cargo vessels


As you might have guessed it, Surigao City is a coastal place just like any of the cities in the country. Perhaps attributed to the settlement history of the first inhabitants where fishing is the common way of living


Cleanliness is something that the Surigaonons are proud of the city. The past government administrations deserved an applause successfully institutionalizing an ordinance that look after the sanitation and garbage collection of the city.


As of the moment, there are only two high-rise buildings in the city: The Yuipco-Lim Building and Hotel Tavern Surigao. Both piloting the use of elevators in the city.

I can say aerial viewing of the city is a privilege --a privilege you can have when you ride any Cebu Pacific or Airphil flights to city. Not only because of the refreshing sight of the emerald waters bordering the lush mountains but because you are viewing the northeastern tip of Mindanao, which happens to be its gateway to the rest of the island.

Sounds good?

26 comments:

the spool artist said...

Wow, I think I have missed out a lot for not going to Surigao. I am not a big surfing fan but I have heard so much about your place. Check out the blog of www.bisean.blogspot.com - a well travelled dude who has dreamed of surfing the "Cloud Nine" but only came close to it...

I will definitely push for a vacation to Surigao when I go home on holidays!

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

I think wala namang magagalit kung gagamitin mo ang pictures na iyan e... You're just helping them to promote your Surigao!

hehe! Nice aerial views... Love it!

Tom said...

I wish I could visit your beautiful Surigao City. I've been to some parts of Mindanao - CDO, Tagoloan, Davao, Mati, Gensan, Valencia, Don Carlos, Maramag, Pagadian, Ozamis,
and Dipolog. I was about to go to Tandag City but it didn't push through.

salingPUSA said...

e asan yung surf JP----parang post ata to. Malapit naba dito yang surfing area na yan? now I know where you live. Pasyal kami dyan minsan ha. ready kana.....kekeke

salingPUSA said...

BTW---you have the aerial shot of your place, meaning me airport na dyan ayt? So mas madali na us makakarating dyan. kekeke

Bridge Schmidt said...

Oh, I didn't know you are from Surigao, and I haven't been there yet. I also didn't know that it is the Surfing Capital of the Philippines. Perhaps, you get lotsa tourist surfers across the shores =)

The aerial view is spectacular and are you back home for good?

things&thongs said...

The last picture looks nice! Pwede ba magswimming jan? : )

The Islander said...

@spool artist.. have checked the bisean site and it was awesome. i am yet to check about that siargao post.

see you in surigao by that time.


@richard.. tengkyu. i guess so. for promotions sake only.

The Islander said...

@tom.. i wasnt able to explore the southern part of surigao also. specifically tandag and bislig. they have a lot to offer also and im looking forward for a sooner invasion there.

The Islander said...

@tonyo.. the surfing area is in siargao island. yang nasa photo mainland lang yan. yan yung mismong nakakabit sa mindanao island. pasyal lang naman pala eh. igagala ko pa kayo. haha.

dati pa naman may airport dito eh. nagstop lang ng operations but nagresume na ulit. look for my post about pal express.

The Islander said...

@bridge.. yep. am back but not to the online world. i am still wired with lots of activities that makes me busy since before our trip to dipolog.

i hope to be back in the circulation the soonest cause im already missing a lot here. never been fully making my rounds in your blog too.

but ill do it as soon as i got my time back.

The Islander said...

@thingthongs.. di po. port po yan namin. see those ships? sobrang lalim po jan. hehe

reyna elena said...

GGGRRRR! alam mo, nang-iinggit ka! hahaha! I swear! Surigao is definitely on my hit list hahaha! My cousin - yong brother ni Surigao was here last month visiting at yun napagkwentuhan nga namen, ilang pinsan ko na rin ang lumipat dyan sa Surigao and i hear nothing but fun at talagang puro kainggitan hahaha irita ako hehehe because i've never been there and i would love to be there. thank you for the post! (pssst! kilala ko na boss mo hehee lagot ka saken hehe charingg hehee)

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

ganda ng top view..kung susumahin pala ganyan lang kalaki ang bansang kuwait..napapaligiran din ng dagat ang syudad ng lupang buhangin.

the donG said...

ive seen this place once in google earth. that was when we were to visit ormoc.

Dakilang Islander said...

ang linis pa rin pala ng dagat dyan kahit sa city na..sa cebu kasi ang dumi na di ba

Ar-wee-der-yet said...

I'll put Surigao and Siargao next on my travel list.

Lawstude said...

wow superman nice aerial view of your place. basta may problem ka about copyright ako kunin mo lawyer hehehe.

ano bday gift mo? free 4 days 3 nights accomodation ba sa surigao?

Soy said...

The last photo is fab!

The Islander said...

@reyna.. hahaha! sssshhh... pag may nagleak, isa lang kapalit: duty free. di ako nagpapabango kaya ok na yung shirts. nyahaha.

if you love island getaways, youll definitely love surigao.

The Islander said...

@ever.. haha unang pick up ko sa comment mo e naiimagine ko rin na pinapalibutan ang kuwait ng dagat. buhangin pala.


@dong.. ayan may preview ka na. kamusta naman ang surfing lesson?


@dakilang islander.. yup, sobrang daming nakalutang na kalat sa cebu port. buti dito samin nami-maintain ng port authorities ang cleanliness. kaya nga national awardee sila eh.

The Islander said...

@arweederyet.. thats flattering. thank you for having surigao on your travel list. dont hesitate to approach me should i have something to help. i would be glad to be of assistance.


@lawstude.. torney, di ko kaya ang gift na hinihingi mo. pwede photographs nalang din? hehehehe. aasahan ko yang free legal assistance ha pag nagkakaso ako.


@maam soy.. the photographer is great. my first time to see the aerial view of our place. and i crave to get a copy thats why i made all the efforts to have one.

.::. Vanny .:. said...

waaaaahhh!! now i hate you. you made me envy. bakit ako di pa ako nakakapunta ng surigao.. waaaahh. hmm.. someday.. soooon. =)

Ishna Probinsyana said...

Naks. Tourism ambassador??? :P Nagiging travel blog na talaga ito. Haha. :)

The Islander said...

@vanny.. hahaha punta ka na kasi. maganda dito. punta na kayo...


@ishna. haha! ganun na talaga ang buhay. tataubin ko si happy slip. wahaha!

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