Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pacifico Beach, San Isidro, Siargao Island

Speak of beaches and Siargao can always be associated with it. Siargao is not just about waves, that capture the adventurous spirits of foreign visitors and local fanatics of surfing. With waves come the shores dazzling with fine white sands.

Siargao is not a single place (to narrow the misconception). It is a group of islands and islets consists of 9 municipalities with varied beauty of natural attractions. The municipality of San Isidro being one of them.

San Isidro is unpopular and, just like the other municipalities that missed the deserved spotlight, they are shadowed by the attention that Pilar and General Luna is getting because of the extensive promotion of now famous Magpopongko Rock Formation and Lagoon and the internationally acclaimed Cloud 9 surfing site, respectively.

But from a personal discovery during the series of trips in the island main, reveals another breathtaking glory of Siargao --the Pacifico Beach of San Isidro.

San Isidro is located in the nortern part of Siargao Island facing the open seas of the pacific. It is 30 minutes land travel via the common means of transportation "habal-habal" from the port of Del Carmen which is the closest point of entry and 1.5 hour away from the municipality of General Luna.

Pacifico, as commonly known in the area, is a kilometer stretch of white sand beach drawn in a shallow shore facing the powerful left hand reef break. Pacifico has the potential to become the alternative surfing destinations with its promising big reef breaks. As it lacked promotions, only few have known about the place and so it is rarely crowded. Which for a peace-loving person like me, is very much welcome ambiance.

Here are some of narcissistic photos for a wider preview of the beach and see tips on how to enjoy being alone in the beach:


Lawstude said...

ganda nga. sarap mag-explore jan bro.

Backpacker said...

dili man na ang island imo gi-advertise... ang imo man kaugalingon.. coz i know how much you would like to be a model in the near future. ha ha :D

The Islander said...

@lawstude... yup. dami ko pang di naiexplore dito sa amin. as in habang naglalayag. madaming nakakaagaw ng atensyon. daming shores na nagkikislapan at nang aakit.

The Islander said...

@faye... hahaha! i suppose not to post pics of myself pero cant help it. the backdrop needs its deserved exposure.. hehe

no plans for modelling, faye *as if may potential* nyahaha!

veta said...

kalibogi sab sa footprints in the sand..kahamok sab toho...

pwede sab mag-model ui..model model ra lamang...:-)

padagata said...


i know i should ask your permission first, but i took the liberty of featuring your photos. i can't wait because they are just a beauty. i could take them off if you said no... i put a link back to your blog. i just want to review the shoreline. don't worry, you are going to be fully acknowledge. thank you....

PUSANG-gala said...

smanatalahin kung kelan sisiskat ang araw kasi unpredictable ang panahon---buti kapa ata napapalibutan ng dagat---hehe

Rizza said...

nakakainggit... lagi ka na lang travel ng travel :)

see you soon!

SHIMI said...

blog walking
nice to be here

issshhh said...

Ang gwapo ni JP, siyeeettt! Kainggit talaga. Ang daming beaches dyan. :-/

Raft3r said...

btw, may socially relevant post ngayon sa the deadbeat club
paki patulan

Marites said...

hi there, i've been to this beach years back and it's really beautiful and like you said, sparsely inhabited. There's more to see in Siargao really.

btw, thanks for visiting my blog:)

jayclops said...

kinsa man ng artista oi, eye sore sa scenic sight... hahaha

reymos said...

Interesting places in Surigao. This is also my future destinations in the Philippines. By the way, it nice to know that Pinoys like you love to travel as well. Exploring and discovering interesting places locally and abroad is my passion in life. Thanks for sharing. Rey

hassanameroddin said...

love siargao..i'm proud to be siarganon...

Anonymous said...

Congressman Rufus Rodriguez is seeking re-election in his district of CDO, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines and a situation has been brought to our attention that we want to inform him of.

Rufus Rodriguez owns a rental property in CDO that he rents out to a American expatriot of questionable agendas, records and past. I highly doubt Mr. Rodriguez knows of the kind of people his house is harboring so have decided to inform both him and the internet community in hopes of enlightening the situation during this campaigning period.

The American national currently residing in the house is one Gordon Elletson who goes by Gordy and posts on many internet forums using the name TexKano. Gordon Elletson is of a deffective mental state and is a admitted child abuser and basher of the Filipino populace. Please see link below of how Gordy Elletson , using his TexKano nic, admitted to hitting Xavier Madlangbayan with a cane and then proceeding to call the boys grandfather, Dr. Severino Madlangbayan,(who is seeking a city council seat in Iligan City) a banana eating monkey. Is this kind of elitest American truly the sort of expatriot that a elected Congressman wants to be connected to? Well Gordon Elletson seems to think the congressman loves him and will washover any mess he gets himself into. I find it hard to believe a elected congressman will forsake his constituents , who elected him, in a effort to protect a abusive foreign national.

The second expatriot, now deceased, is one Randall Chester Goings who goes by Bubba and posted on net under nic Bubbabobbaker. This fellow had a lengthy criminal record which included multiple drug charges. Randall Goings was brought to the Philippines by Gordon Elletson where he lived , together with Gordy, in the proprty owned by Congressman Rufus Rodriguez of CDO, Cagayan de Oro. This property is located on 69 bong bongon street CDO and even before Randall Goings moved to such property he was allready posting perverted things all over the internet. One example of his perversions took place on a internet dating site where he searched for a 4' tall bi-sexual and stated in his ad "the smaller you are the more I will love you". Evan smaller than 4'? Yikes, Was he looking for a dwarf or a underaged girl?

Anyway, I hope this message reaches Congressman Rodriguez and he can see below link for proofs regarding the accutations of the kind of expatriot he is harboring and who states the Congressman is protecting him. I feel the congressman has the right to know the facts in below link.

Anonymous said...

In previous postings we have seen indisputable evidence regarding Congressman Rufus Rodriguez's ties to foreign pedophiles and child abusers in Cagayan de Oro Philippines. The evidence presented especially can not can not be disputed since it comes in form of the unedited confessions of those who profess to be under his protection, namely Gordon " TexKano " Elletson who currently resides in the congressman's home.

However, I now have something far more sinister to present which involves a British pimp named Michael Mountstephen who openly admits that he has political protection from various politicians in CDO Philippines.

This is an election period and while I am not affiliated with any candidate my hope is to enlighten the voting populace as to these disgusting issues taking place in Cagayan de Oro City. I find it disturbing that these sickening things occur in CDO and hope truly that the politicians of that locality will address these issues as they without doubt are important to the constituents of this city.

Please see link below for a pimps confession regarding buying protection from politicians in Cagayan de Oro Philippines so that he may engage in human trafficking and white slavery with absolute impunity to Philippine law.

Anonymous said...

I have something sinister to present which involves a British pimp named Michael Mountstephen who owns Spooks whorehouse in CDO and openly admits that he has political protection from various politicians in CDO Philippines.

This is an election period and while I am not affiliated with any candidate my hope is to enlighten the voting populace as to these disgusting issues taking place in Cagayan de Oro City. I find it disturbing that these sickening things occur in CDO and hope truly that the politicians of that locality will address these issues as they without doubt are important to the constituents of this city.

Please see link for the pimps confession regarding buying protection from politicians in Cagayan de Oro Philippines so that he may engage in human trafficking and white slavery with absolute impunity to Philippine law.

If this pimp is lying and slandering the good politicians of CDO then he should face charges for his actions.

Anonymous said...

A special page has been made on the SEXPAT BLOG as a tribute to Bradley Hughes who resides in Cagayan De Oro Philippines.

Bradley Hughes has gone far and beyond the call of duty in exposing Gordon Elletson, Michael Mountstephen ( Spooks whorehouse owner )and etc.

Bradley Hughes even came up with the brilliant idea of linking Congressman Rufus Rodriguez , of 2cd District CDO , to the SEXPATS that his home is harboring.

Bradley Hughes has been a extreme help to the advocacy and for his cooperation and good deeds the Sexpat blog owner has decided to dedicate a entire page to the bravery which defines Bradley Hughes .


Anonymous said...

Below is a email that Gordon Elletson , of Cagayan de Oro Philippines, sent Mike. This email is very interesting as in it Gordon Elletson admitts to bathing with a small child. This is obviously disturbing seeing how Gordon Elletson has no children in the Philippines though he does have a few in America that he was a deadbeat father to.

Gordon Elletson will most likely state that that his wife watches hi bath with small children but then that will bring his wifes morals into question as what kind of self respected Filipina would allow her elderly white husband to bath with small children? Can we say enabler?


——— Forwarded message ———-
From: TexKano
Date: Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: My shit’s fucked up
To: Mike Roy

Been there, done that.
That shift changing is fuckin’ up your sleep habits.
Fucked up sleep habits lead to depression.

Depression, (if you had it before the sleep pattern was messed up) is nothing to screw with.
Damn near killed me.

Take walks
Eat and drink right.
Try some chocolate once a week or so (sometimes that helps)

We know you’re there. Stay in the back if you prefer. It’s okay.

Yep, a group that on normal situations, would never happen. hahahahahaha

You take care. Write me now and then if nothing else.
I’m always here.

oooops, lil girl just said “Tito Gordy, lets take a bath”
she been doing that everyday all month

she washes my legs and my back
I get to wash her hair.
gordy dos 17dec07

Anonymous said...

Hello Readers,

I have been reading on the Internet about this perverted foreign national Gordon Elletson and find it greatly disturbing. One very disturbing post was on Topix as it had the victims , Xavier Madlangbayan, own mother Margie Madlangbayan stating in no uncertain terms that this predator has caused her son a great amount of psychological distress as the victim now worries that the foreign predator , Gordon Elletson, will hit him again. I honestly hope that the victims grandfather Dr. Severino Madlangbayan will take time out of his political campaigning to bring his grandsons abuser to justice. I think he is doing a admiral thing in seeking a city council seat in Iligan City but I hope he also has not given up on bringing his grandsons abuser to justice.

Below is a cut and pasted posting written by the victims mother, Margie Madlangbayan of Iligan City Philippines:


“PNP here in Iligan failed to deliver the subpoenas to our door for the three consecutive times they were supposed to.
this is what the Prosecutor’s office is using to re-open the case.there is no “due process of law.”
both my parents and i were present in the hearing last nov.20.and so was xavier.gordon was absent.his lawyer was there vying and fighting,as he is paid to do,but assistant prosecutor Sandra fought with her tooth and nail.we are still waiting for the resolution to arrive.i sent a text to Fiscal Macauyag,there is no resolution yet.
the judge looked at my kid and probably saw his own grand child,just a bigger version for doy is a big boy,he was even mistaken by gordon as being 12years old,but when the incident happened,he was just 7years old,and that was last year.
he kept asking
“mommy,is Gordon going to be there?what if he hits me again?”
i told him:
“Xavier,he will pay for what he did.He will never put his hands on you again,over my dead body.”
i know i haven’t posted much updated,thus the question why i have been so quiet… but trust me people,i haven’t forgotten what that man did to my son.i’m just being silent.watching.waiting.if the case doesn’t get reopened,do not assume it is over.all this is far from has just begun”

Anonymous said...

Alang Sa Kasayuran Sa Tanan,

Niabot sa akong panimoot nga kadaghanan sa mga dumodoong sa Cagayan de Oro, nagakinabuhi nga murag sila dili mga dayo. Ingon sa mga dumodoong, ang mga opesyal daw ang naggahin kanila ug tungod para magpuyo nga hapsay sa Cagayan de Oro. Akong ginalauman nga ang mga pulong nga gibuhian sa mga dayo, dili tinood, kay kung mao man, masuko gayud ako sa mga nidaog nga opisyal sa pag-atiman nila niining mga dumodoong. Tinood kaha ang ilang gipanayon? Kung dili man kini tinood, akong ginahangyo sa mga opisyal sa lugar nga pangitaon ug pahawaon kining mga tawhanan sa dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro. Kung walay kalihokan nga mahitabo sukwahi sa mga dumodoong, kini nagpamatood lang nga ginapaburan sa mga taong naa sa posisyon ang ilang mga kalihukan.

Ang unang dumodoong nga gikan sa Amerika ginganlan ug Gordon B. Elletson. Si Gordon Elletson nag-angkon nga siya nagapang-abuso ug mga dalaga ug nag-angkon nga siya naay sakit sa paghunahuna. Dilikado kaayo kini nga tao sa mga nagapuyo sa Cagayan de Oro. Niaging tuig, si Gordon Elletson ang niatake sa isa ka batang lalaki nga ginganlan ug Xavier Madlangbayan sa outreach program sa US Embassy didto sa Pryce Plaza Hotel, cagayan de Oro. Tungod niini, gikasuhan si Gordo sa pag-abusar, apan kini wala makapungong sa iyang pag-gawas ug pag-uli, apil pa ang pagpakalat mahitungod sa iyang trabaho kadungan sa pagtawag sa lolo sa bata nga si Dr. Severino Madlangbayan ug unggoy nga gakaon ug saging. Gidimanda sa pamilya ni Madkangbayan ang dayo apan wala sila makapakita ug ebidensiya. Sa akong nahibaloan, nagapangita ang doktor ug paagi para maabrihan pag usab ang kaso. Wala pa nakuntinto si Gordon elletson, iyang gipakalat ang mga hulagway sa mga batang babae nga nakasuot lamang ug bra, uban pa ang mahitungod sa iyang pagkaligo kauban ang mga batang babae ug ginabayaran kini niya matag adlaw. Makalagot kaayo kini nga balita labi pa kay sa ginaingon ni Gordon nga gina-proteksiyonan siya ni Congressman Rufus Rodriguez gikan sa ikaduhang distrito sa Cagayan de Oro.

Ang ikaduha nga dumodoong gikan sa Bretanya nga ginganlan ug Michael Mountstephen. Iyang gihugawan ang maayong pangalan sa Cagayan de Oro. Ang dumodoong nanag-iya ug isa ka kasa nga ang pangita mao ang pagpamaligya sa mga batang babae sa Cagayan de Oro. Ang dautang dumodoong nabuhi sa iyang pag-abusar sa mga babae ug kini iyang giangkon sa mga pag-tipon tipon sa internet. Gawas sa pag-gamit sa mga batang babae para maka kuwarta, gigamit pud niya ang Department of Tourism sa Pilipinas para mabaligya ang ilang mga serbisyo sa Gisulatan namo ang direktor sa DOT 10 pimaagi sa e-mail nga nagkanayon mahitungod sa mao nga kasa nga dili rehistrado sa DOT 10 ug bisan kanus-a dili mahitabo nga marehistro kini. Apan, padayon gihapon sa pagpakalat si Michael Mountdtephen mahitungod sa iyang binuhatan. Ang nakadugang gubot pa niini ang pangsulti ni Michael nga ang mayor sa ciudad ug uban pang naa sa posisyon ang magkauban nga naga suporta kaniya sa Cagayan de Oro City.

Tinood kaha ang ginakanayon niiining mga dumodoong? Ang gahum ba nga gihatag sa katawhan para mahimutang sa maayo nga posisyon ang ubang pulitiko gigamit lang niya para suportahan ang pagpang-abuso sa mga batan-on, pagsuportan sa mga dautang tao gikan sa gawas sa nasud? Akong ginalaoman nga kini dili tinood ug mao man kini mahimong hamon sa mga naa sa lingkuranan nga mahatagan ug pagtagad. Pinaagi niini, maipakita sa katawhan nga ang mga sama anang butanga dili kinahanglan mahitabo sa ciudad. Kini isa lang ka panawagan ug hinaot nga mahatagan kini ug pagtagad sa labing madali nga panahon para atong makita ang hustisya.

Para sa dugang pang mga detalye mahitungod niining mga dumodoong, mahimo ninyong makita ang mga ebidensiya nga natigom sa Dinhi inyong masaksihan ang kadautan nga among gipangbutyag ug hinaot nga kini mahatagan ug pagtagad.



charis said...

i like your blog.i am not a beach person but i kinda like it ever since i went to camiguin.there's a lot to see and appreciate in the philippine spots.dapat lang na hwag maging banyaga sa sariling bayan.

Anonymous said...

Gordon Elletson makes it sound as though he is a innocent citizen, sober since 1991 and a non-abusive person.

Truth is he was drunk there in CDO and called Bradley Hughes to help him. Also, Gordy Elletson has a long history a abusing both women as well as children !!!!! For evidence of this abuse just look at what his biological son Chad Elletson had to say on his FACEBOOK account in link below.

We already have contact with Chad, who seems to be a nice man, and it seems Gordon not only abused him but also his mother. I think history has repeated itself in Cagayan de Oro Philippines as Gordons self caught up with him in CDO.

Anonymous said...

ang ganda naman parang pang swiiming pool yung water niya nag linis i love it.

jp said...

nice! i might as well include this in my itinerary. hope i can find a cheap accommodation there. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Pacifico is a Beautiful place but it has some serious prblems with its local politics.
There is a teacher named MICHELLE GORGONIO who teaches grade 1 at Tigasao Elementary near San Isidro.
This teacher has made a Pornographic Sex Video for selling on the internet (,801,0.html
this is one link to movie ) The Department of Education know of this yet still this teacher is teaching young children...... if she has no morals concerning using her own body to make peso what do you think will be her morls concerning her students?????
The local officials have tried very hard to cover up this teachers crimes which include making false police reports and filing a fake charges on the american man that she was engaged to when she made that sex video as well as having sexual relations with other men all the while taking money from her unkowing american fiance.... There are serious implications upon the prosecutors office as well as judge Canoy in surigao for either blatant ignorance and incompetence or more likely outright corruption as they ignored the obvious lies in this teachers affadavits there is considerable evidence and numerous witnesses that this teacher has lied to police and in these affadavits.... why does the deped, the prosecutors office and judge Canoy ignore all the evidence especially the obvious Sex Video of this bad teacher....

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