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.
Like I always say, travelling needs not be expensive, and when I say expensive I’m talking about Php5000+ for a domestic escapade. Contrary to what majority think, we don’t actually need to shell-out thousands of “pesoses” to explore the hidden gems or the top tourist attractions of our beloved archipelago. In fact, a paradise-like place like Coron can be “explored” for three days and two nights for as low as Php4000 - including airfare, food, hotel accommodation and tour package. Amazing, isn’t it?
Here’s how I managed to “explore” Coron for three days and two nights for less than Php4000.00:
1. Watch out for airfare sales and promos. This is a must if you want to travel cheap. Major airlines in the Philippines often offer seat sales on major Philippine Holidays so mark these dates on your calendar or sign-up or subscribe to their newsletters and promotions. Air Asia, a low-cost airline in the Philippines, offers exclusive 24-hour advance/priority booking to its Big Shot members so ma…
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…