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So here is the continuation of yesterday’s post.

There are three airlines that fly to Catarman.

PAL flies every day.
Cebu Pacific flies on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Zestair (formerly Asian Spirit) flies on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays

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These airlines land and take off in the morning. So from 6AM to 8PM, no one is allowed to loiter. Kapag wala pang parating na airplane, pwedeng mag-jog at magwalk dun kahit pa HHWW LOL! Pero kapag parating na ang eroplano, you will be politely asked na tumabi hehehe, to go to a safe distance. You will hear an alarm, yung parang sa ambulance, from a roving vehicle. Yun na ang senyales na kailangan mo munang lisanin ang airport pansamantala. Along the airport, maraming lusutan dyan papunta sa mga bahay na nasa malapit lang.

Ganito ang itsura ng airport kapag wala nang tao. Biglang nagiging ghost town na hahaha.

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Sorry I couldn’t take a shot from the same angle as that in the picture on the previous post.

Tapos, kapag nakalipad na ang huling eroplano for the day, tuloy ang ligaya hehehe.

The national highway crosses on one side of the airport. Pero binubuksan lang ang highway na ito at 4 in the afternoon. So from 4PM to 6AM, pwedeng tumawid ng airport ang mga vehicles.

I really find this airport interesting. Dahil sabi ko nga sa previous post ko, ito pa lang ang airport na nakita kong pwedeng gawing playground ng mga tao. But if you know of any other airport that also doubles as playground, let me know. Susubukin kong dalawin 🙂

Posted 8 years, 4 months ago at 10:59 pm.

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Playground

I took this picture last weekend on my trip to my home province. Specifically, this picture was taken in Catarman, the capital municipality of Northern Samar.

Catarman Airport

If you will look closely into the picture, I think this road can accommodate more than a dozen lanes, and at 1,350 meters, this seems to be a pretty wide and long road for a second class municipality.

But this isn’t just an ordinary road.

This is a park.

This is a playground.

This is a lambingan lane.

This is a barkada stop.

This is a jogging lane.

This is a place to walk your dog.

This is a place to strut your new bike, tricycle, or car.

This is a place where ati-atihan groups practice their routines before competitions.

At one end of this road, you will see the ocean. At the other end, you will see mountains. So this is really a perfect place to sit back and lounge around, or dream no matter how impossible those dreams are.

Marami rin akong pangarap na binuo rito bilang bata. Dito ako nagsimulang maging daydream believer LOL :D. When I first went to this place, the first thing I did was rush to my friend’s house (which was just a few feet away) and borrow his bike. Then I started pedaling from one end to another.

But this road has a more important role in the economy of the province because, ladies and gentlemen, this is the Catarman National Airport, a minor commercial domestic airport which now serves three airline companies.

Kakaiba, di po ba? I’ve been to many other parts of the country but this is the only airport I know of which can serve purposes other than being a place where airplanes take off and land.

Paano at bakit may may mga taong namamasyal sa airport araw-araw? Sasagutin ko po ‘yan sa aking pagbabalik hehehe.

Posted 8 years, 4 months ago at 10:36 pm.

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