Nielson G. Pangan from the UP College of Law led the top 10 2013 bar exam passers. See his photo below:
Acording to reports, a total of 1,174 out of 5,293 law graduates passed the exams. Originally, there were 5,593 examinees but 300 of them backed out and refused to take the test. The 2013 bar exams were held on four Sundays October last year at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.
If my memory serves me right, I think it was two months ago before our planned escapade when I read about Cabongaoan beach in Burgos, Pangasinan being included in the top ten virgin beaches in the Philippines. Not knowing what to visit this summer and, due to my desire for something "adventurous," I invited Wynn and Amos to join me. Fortunately, they agreed. Unfortunately, Wynn and Janelle weren't able to join us.
I'll have a separate blog about our beach escapade from Cabongaoan to Tambobong Beach. For now, I'll write some tips on how to travel cheap to Cabongaoan Beach. Here they are:
1. Bring your own tent or car. From Baguio City, we reached Cabongaoan Beach past nine in the evening. We were first timers in that place and it was totally dark when we arrived. We didn't have any reservation so left with no option but to stay in a tent. Good thing I brought mine so we didn't spend anything for accommodation. We only spent less than Php200 at Cabongaoan …
My excitement quickly faded when I saw Kuya Benjie’s Kubo and Cottages . It was too far from what I imagined. I couldn't believe that after travelling for 6 hours or so from Baguio City, we will be welcomed by a shanty-like resort (imagine dogs roaming around the place?) If not because of Patar Beach’s powdery sand and clear water plus the food and fun and laughter from my fellow QAs, then, our team building would have been a total disaster. Kuya Benjie’s Kubo and Cottage is definitely not highly recommended so beware of other blogs saying that it’s a must-visit place. You may visit Patar Beach but do not “check-in” at Kuya Benjie’s Kubo and Cottages. To date, the place is the worst place I have visited so far.
Here are some of the reasons why you should not stay at Kuya Benjie’s Kubo and Cottages:
1. Accommodation fee is not reasonable. A Php4, 500.00 overnight accommodation fee for a cottage with a dingy “private CR” and intermittent water supply is definitely not reason…
The first time I visited San Luis del Mar Resort in barangay Baccuit Norte, Bauang, La Union was back in February 2012 with my wave mates Lou and Lee and some Loss Management Specialists from our workplace. Then, we visited the resort again in June 2012 for the Quality Assurance team building, and like what I always say if I "like" the place, "it's worth blogging for." Anyway, here's San Luis Del Mar Resort's rooms and rates. Rates are subject to change without prior notice and varies on peak seasons. Check-in is at 12:00 pm and check-out is at 10:00 am the following day.
For reservation and inquiries, call 072-607-6983/09178507536 or you may also click here to visit their website. Experience life in the North! Experience San Luis Del Mar's spellbinding sea and coastal views!
Collage me if you can! Sample photos taken during our San Luis Del Mar Resort visit back in February of last year. I strongly recommend the place. I'm sure you will enjo…