Friday, November 17, 2017

More flights are coming in Siargao

More flights are coming in. But this time, expect bigger planes from abroad! The first and the only kind in the region, Siargao Island is now eyeing to develop Siargao International Airport.

This big ticket project was confirmed by Surigao del Norte 1st District Representative Francisco Jose "Bingo" Matugas last September 21, 2017. He said that the development of the project will undergo two phases. The first phase which costs around P1.2 Billion will be allotted for the expansion of the area and terminal building. Meanwhile, the second phase which costs P4.7 Billion will be used for the runway expansion that runs 3 kilometers long. The first phase will begin immediately this final quarter of the year.

Source: Mindanao Economic Boom

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Remember, your baby is growing inside you

"Remember, your baby is growing inside you-- connect with her and give her a lot of love." -Yoga Teacher Teryn 

Numerous studies have shown the benefits of yoga in pregnancy. Yoga is safe during pregnancy and it has shown to improve maternal comfort and decreases maternal pain. It also improves birth-weight and lowers the incidence of preterm labor. Some studies suggest its potential in decreasing pregnancy-induced hypertension. 

The Rural Health Unit of San Isidro is happy to jumpstart our first-ever community BUNTIS YOGA class with teacher Teryn! Teacher Teryn is our volunteer yoga guru from New Zealand and had her yoga training in India; most importantly, she is also pregnant at 6 months! 😊 

BUNTIS YOGA classes are free and sessions start at 9 AM every Thursday before prenatal check-up at the Women's Center in San Isidro, Siargao Island. 

 Right now, we only have 15 yoga mats and there are more mothers who would like to join us. For my friends who have extra yoga mats and would like to donate them, you can message me so that we can accomodate more mothers for our BUNTIS YOGA sessions in the island. Namaste! 🍃😌🙏

#buntisyoga #buhayDTTB #islanddoctor

Written by: Christian James Nazareth

These doctors have very big hearts

My Leadership Journey batch-mates: Doc Ging, Doc Jennie and Doc Neneng are bigtime specialists in Manila- a rheumatologist, a pediatrician and a pediatric neurologist, respectively. Oscar and Julia are medical interns from Finland who I met in the water while surfing the other day. 

After months of preparation, we finally pulled this one off and we are so stoked! Shipping 19 big boxes of medicines and supplies; flying from Manila to Siargao; and waking up at 5 AM to ride the boat to a far-flung island Barangay was not easy. But it was all worth it seeing the happy faces of the 500 patients we saw and the joy of the kids who received school supplies and slippers. This wouldn't be possible without the leadership of Doc Jennie, the steadfast spirit of Doc Neneng, the marketing skills of Doc Ging, the efficiency of Doc Joy and her RHU staff, and all the sponsors and donors who helped us. 🤙😉👌 

Salamat karajaw sa ijo hurot! The people of the island- of San Isidro and Del Carmen- will never forget you and your beautiful hearts! ☀️🏝🍍🌴🌊🌺 

 #Marajaw #buhayDTTB #islanddoctors 

Written by: Christian James Nazareth

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Curry GK Village Turn-over Ceremony

This community was made possible thru the partnership and bayanihan of LGU General Luna, Surigao del Norte, Gawad Kalinga and our village partner David and Kate Curry of GK USA. #walangiwanan #endpoverty — at Siargao Island, Philippines. (Source: Jerese Joy Santos)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup

It's the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup once again!
Surfers around the globe will be at the Surfing Capital of the Philippines to surf and compete at the famous Cloud 9 break!

Date: September 23 – September 29, 2017

LGU Del Carmen discusses opportunities in Social Tourism Development

LGU Del Carmen discusses opportunities in Social Tourism Development with the new Regional Director of the Department of Tourism Caraga.

09.08.2017 | Bonok Bonok Festival, Surigao City

We are still focused on the proposed parks development program:
1. Mangrove EcoPark and Learning Center
2. Mount Carmel Park and Pilgrim Center
3. Municipal Rizal Park and Centennial Center
4. Del Carmen Children's Park

Source: Coors Coro

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Siargao International Marathon

07.23.2017 | Del Carmen, Siargao Islands

You can still register at MPIC Del Carmen, Siargao Islands!

Source: Municipality of Del Carmen

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Master Chef JP Anglo in Siargao

Gianni and Master Chef JP Anglo cooking at Harana Surf Resort for the Community Christmas Bazar and all income will be donated to charity.

Menu: Focaccia with chicken pork flacks adobo and mozzarella; Focaccia with roasted pumpkin, salted egg, grilled eggplant and shrimp paste; Pan Seared Tuna w/ mango and cucumber. Come and enjoy. 

 Source: Kermit Surf & Dive EcoCamp Siargao