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Castle Rock Resort Hotel in Tangkaan

Great ambience characterize this cozy hotel. The guests enjoy a feeling of privacy and good food personally prepared by the owners Delia and David Warren.

Padre Burgos Castle Rock is located on the very beautiful and unspoilt southwestern tip of the Island of Leyte called Tangkaan in Padre Burgos. It is accessible by daily flights from Manila to Tacloban, and by boat to Maasin City, Hilongos and Ormoc.The hotel management can arrange private air conditioned transport to bring you there and wherever else you wish to go in the island.

The owners met in Singapore and built their resort in 2008. Most of the guests are foreigners and Filipinos. Entrepreneurs by choice they preferred to run their own business and employ competent people.

The rooms are air conditioned and provided with private bathroom. A delicious continental breakfast is included in the room rates. My favorite room is a secluded tower which romantically overlooks the lush garden with swimming pool and the sea. It is ideal for honey mooners.

If you are particular about food Lady Delia can cook special recipes by advance order. Her spaghetti is heavenly. You can practically taste every ingredient that she puts in. Drinks like beer and good wine can also be ordered.

This exclusive resort hotel also offers different services and activities like a Limasawa Island tour, dolphin watching, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling and massage and manicure services.

For those interested to have exclusive fun with a small group of 6 for a day, an entrance fee of P500 covers the use of beach and swimming pool from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (by MERLIE GEMINO and GLORIA REYES)

General Bonifacio Basco Ramos

It’s nearing election again and a time to reflect on the possible outstanding individuals who will lead us in the coming years. At the forefront of this list is the “Poor Boy from Lonoy” who rose from poverty to reach the highest career rank in the country’s Armed Forces. Since he is my uncle I will just let his achievements speak for itself.

General Bonifacio Basco Ramos was a consistent honor student in his elementary and high school days at Saint Joseph College and graduated from the Philippine Military Academy in 1975. During his military career he has served as Military Adviser to the Secretary of National Defense and as Military Attache of the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC, USA.


His stints as Commander of an Infantry Company, Battalion and Brigade in war torn Muslim Mindanao, was followed by his equally challenging assignments as Army Division Commander in Samar, and as Commander of the Philippine Armed Forces in Northern Luzon.

He retired from the army with the 3-star rank of Lieutenant General which is the highest rank ever attained by an army officer from Eastern Visayas.

There are other distinguishing hallmarks in the general’s impressive record which deserves mentioning. But for the record, his main objective for returning to the city, is to lay the groundwork for his wife who will return here a few years from now.


Regarding the rumors he was being groomed as the Liberal Party candidate for City Mayor in 2016, he says he wants nothing more than to serve his province any way he can. (By RUEVIVAR “WOWIE” REYES)

 

   

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