International Airports of the Philippines

•July 24, 2013 • 1 Comment

I’m always fascinated by airplanes. As a matter of fact, when I was still a child, I have dreamt of becoming a pilot when I grow up. That ambition actually lingered even during my high school years, as I contemplated on enrolling at Indiana Aerospace University and take up BS Aerospace Engineering. But the call towards the path of Medicine was stronger so here I am, a medical doctor who happens to fancy the world of aviation.

I will be featuring the different international airports of the world. And I will be starting with the Southeast Asian region, as this is where my beloved country, the Philippines is situated at. I do not claim ownership of the photos featured here. Feel free to contact me at carlomer@gmail.com if you happen to be the owner of the photos and want them removed from this site. Thanks! 🙂

PHILIPPINES

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (IATA: MNL)

Parañaque City & Pasay City

from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/59/NAIA_Terminal_3_2009_MC.jpg

Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Runway: 3737m

Website

Mactan-Cebu International Airport (IATA: CEB)

Brgy. Ibo, Lapu-Lapu City

from http://cebu.businessguide.ph/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/airport.jpg

Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Runway: 3300m

Website

General Santos International Airport (IATA: GES)

Brgy. Fatima, General Santos City

from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/General_Santos_International_Airport.jpg

General Santos International Airport

Runway: 3221m

Clark International Airport (IATA: CRK)

Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga

from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Clark_International_Airport_new_terminal_exterior.JPG

Clark International Airport

Runway: 3200m

Website

Francisco Bangoy International Airport (IATA: DVO)

Catitipan, Brgy. Buhangin, Davao City

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dd/Davao-international-airport.jpg

Francisco Bangoy International Airport

Runway: 3000m

Subic Bay International Airport (IATA: SFS)

Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Morong, Bataan

from http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/files/2012/10/sbmaairport1.jpg

Subic Bay International Airport

Runway: 2728m

Website

Zamboanga International Aiport (IATA: ZAM)

Moret Field, Brgy. Canelar, Zamboanga City

from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/86/Zamboanga_International_Airport_Terminal.jpg

Zamboanga International Airport

Runway: 2611m

Puerto Princesa International Airport (IATA: PPS)

Brgy. San Jose, Puerto Princesa City

from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/94/PuertoPrincesa_Airport.JPG

Puerto Princesa International Airport

Runway: 2600m

Iloilo International Airport (IATA: ILO)

Cabatuan, Iloilo

from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/Iloilo_Airport_Exterior.jpg

Iloilo International Airport

Runway: 2500m

Laoag International Airport (IATA: LAO)

Brgy. 43 (Cavit), Laoag City

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Laoag International Airport

Runway: 2420m

Kalibo International Airport (IATA: KLO)

Brgy. Pook, Kalibo, Aklan

from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Kalibo_Airport_International_Terminal.jpg

Kalibo International Airport

Runway: 2300m

Laguindingan International Airport (IATA: CGY)

Brgy. Moog, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental

from http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iw-_3aP6ERE/UU6alfpRMhI/AAAAAAAAAfo/DR1JEefkC_g/s1600/Laguindingan+Airport+new.jpg

Laguindingan International Airport

Runway: 2100m

Bacolod-Silay International Airport (IATA: BCD)

Brgy. Bagtic, Silay City, Negros Occidental

from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Bacolod-Silay_City_International_Airport_exterior.jpg

Bacolod-Silay International Airport

Runway: 2000m

International airports of other countries to follow.

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Inspiring… :-)

•August 2, 2012 • Leave a Comment

great vid

1990’s Memoirs (OPM Edition)

•June 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Remember this?

Five Years by Sugar Hiccup

Manila Girl by Put3ska

I’m on my 3rd month!

•March 1, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Yes, I’m on my 3rd month. January and February has passed with so much stories to tell. And now, March begins with new facets. I’m referring to my residency training in Obsterics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City.

Residency is indeed draining and very rigorous. But at the end of all these, I know I will be a much more improved physician. Thank God for this exceptionally extravagant privilege to be trained.

That time…

•March 1, 2012 • Leave a Comment

it is that time when the male factor just rages on…

And i can only raise my hands.

M.D.

•September 3, 2011 • 2 Comments

Thank God for allowing me to pass the Physician’s Licensure Examinations held last August 6, 7, 13 & 14, 2011. There were originally 4 testing centers (Manila, Cebu, Iloilo and Davao), however, the Iloilo center was dissolved due to lack of examinees. I took my exams in Cebu City simply because I took review classes there. I had my review at CRACKING D’ BOARDS STUDY AND REVIEW CENTER, and boy it was a blast studying there. If you plan to take review classes for the Physicians Licensure Examination, I highly recommend you enroll at CDB.

The experience was tantamount. It was as if my whole career solely depends on whether I passed the exam or not. Of course, I knew there were still alternative pathways but this being THE examination that would grant me my license to practice Medicine legally in our country, the board exams simply blew me away.

Around 200 examinees took the exam in Cebu. Most of them from the medical schools in the city like Cebu Institute of Medicine, Cebu Doctors University, Gullas College of Medicine, and Southwestern University – Matias H. Aznar Memorial. Then there were a few of us who were from St. Luke’s College of Medicine, Mindanao State University, Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation, University of Perpetual Help, Iloilo Doctor’s, Central Philippine University, Bicol Christian College of Medicine, Xavier University, among others.

The testing site was at Southwestern University. The first week of exams was held at the Highschool Building. While taking the examinations, we hear cadets marching loudly and commands of their platoon leaders being shouted. Appararently, there was some sort of a bivouac in the campus. Aside from the noise, the classrooms are not air-conditioned, thus we have to settle with small ceiling fans that could only dispel medium-velocity wind at a certain area in the classroom. Fortunately, I was seated near the windows! But that demise doesn’t end there. The windows are so big, so that when a strong wind blows, there’s a 99.9% chance that your test papers and answer sheets be blown away if you do not secure it well. To give a quantitative description of the window, the windows occupy approximately 80% of the whole wall at that side of the room. And then it actually rained so hard. We had to close the all the windows and settle for a humid and hot environment while taking the rest of the exams.

The second week of examinations was even worse. Venue-wise. We were transferred to the College of Arts and Sciences Building of SWU. But then, there was an event in the building and as early as 9am, a live band started playing. At first, it was soothing. It relaxed most of our tensed minds. But as their performance went by, it became much louder and our testing center essentially became the epitome of the non-conducive examination place. And oh the windows. Well, the windows were smaller, but way too small for the air to enter the room! And I guess there was a wet market nearby because from time to time, a malodorous fishy smell circulated around the room.

Thank God for August 14. It wrapped up our preparations for the boards, and of course, the boards itself. But little did I know, that part where I have to wait for the results to come out would be the most agonizing part of the board exam experience. As each day passed by, I hoped that results would prematurely come out so that the agony of waiting would end. Then came came August 17. With much trembling, first searched for our school’s passing rate. I slowly scrolled down to St. Luke’s College of Medicine and saw with much awe:

1st time takers: 44          Passed: 44           Total: 44 out of 44

I screamed the hell out of me and almost cried. Hahaha. By then, I knew I passed the board exams and hurriedly and excitedly looked for my name in the list.

Praise God from whom all blessing flow! 🙂

Pinoy Movies Signs

•July 26, 2011 • 1 Comment

I forgot where I got this post. If you happen to be the writer of this post, pls feel free to email me at carlomer@gmail.com so I could acknowledge you properly. Thanks!

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1. Sasayaw sa likod ng puno ng buko pag nasa beach yung scene. Alternate pa ‘yung mga ulo nila.
2. ‘Yung kontrabida yayakap sa bida, sabay taas ng kilay at ngingisi.
3. Uuwi ang bida na may dalang pancit sa kanyang nanay na si Anita Linda. Tatawagin nito ang mga bata para kumain, at kakamustahin ng bida ang pag-aaral habang kumakain ng pancit. Biglang may titigil na sasakyan sa harap ng bahay at pauulanan ng baril ang pamilya! Mamamatay si Anita Linda, at sisigaw ang bida ng “Inaaay!” at mangangakong ipaghihiganti ito. Moral lesson: Ang pansit nagdadala ng malas – nakakamatay.
4. Pag may magkaribal na babae, yung mabait deretcho ang buhok at may bangs. Yung salbahe, laging kulot.
5. Sa pinoy action movies, ang bida hindi nauubusan ng bala.
6. Sa pinoy action movies, kapag tumakbo ang bida, sa lupa lahat ang tama ng bala ng kalaban.
7. Kapag may angry mob na pupunta sa bahay-kubo ng manananggal, si Vangie Labalan ang laging lider.
8. Alam mong moment of truth na ng bida kapag sinabi na niya ‘yung title ng pelikula.
9. Ang tawag ng kontrabida sa mga goons niya, “Mga bata.”
10. ‘Yung nakababatang kapatid ng bida habang naglalaro ng bola, mabibitawan at mapupunta sa gitna ng kalsada. Tapos may darating na sasakyan, tapos itutulak siya ng bida. ‘Yung bida naman ang nasa gita ng kalsada. Biglang may sasakyang darating. Ang bida, ico-cross lang niya arms niya covering his face tapos sisigaw ‘yung kapatid ng ‘kuyaaa!’ … Next scene nasa ospital na sila. Simula na ng drama.
11. Kapag bakbakan, hindi nasasaktan ang bida, pero umaaray siya pag ginagamot na siya ng leading lady, at kasunod na ang love scene.
12. Kapag sinabi ng kontrabida ang masama niyang plano sa bida, ang sasabihin ng bida: “hayop ka!”
13. Ang bidang babae, pag katulong ang role, siguradong magiging anak ng amo niya sa ending.
14. Ang nanay ng mayaman laging may pamaypay na pangmayaman, at ang nanay ng mahirap laging naka duster.
15. Ang hideout ng kontrabida, parating mansion na may chicks sa pool.
16. Ang mga bida sa drama, pag nakatanggap ng masamang balita, laging may pinto sa likod nila para puwede silang sumandal habang nagi-slide dahan-dahan pababa, tapos todo iyak with matching uhog.
17. Pag di nahuli ng mga goons ang bida, sasabihin ng boss sa kanila, “Mga inutil!”
18. Laging nakakapulot ng baril na may bala ang bida kapag kinakailangan niya.
19. Laging mas maganda ang yayang bida kesa sa kontrabidang anak ng amo niya.
20. Pag ang ending ng movie ay song and dance number sa beach o resort, ang huling frame, tatalon ang buong cast… sabay freeze.