Friday, October 28, 2011

Teachers' Escapade to Captivating Capiz

Capiz---The place invokes fear to some as this province located in the Western Visayas Region in the Philippines is associated with "night flyers" commonly known as "aswang."  However, this did not stop Jalandoni Memorial National High School Teachers in holding their INSET Training in Virgen Beach Resort, Basiao, Ivisan, Capiz.


It was in the morning on October 21, 2011 that teachers converged in Tagbak, Jaro Terminal.  Some came in groups, while some came in individually.  Excitement was building up as pictures were taken even before the trip started.  It was agreed that the bus will travel at 7:30 AM, but the trip started a few minutes later.  Even with this time delay, the teachers' excitement did not die down.


Some of the teachers who got early pose before alighting the bus




The bus revved up and the trip to Capiz began. The vehicle was buzzing with chit chats of excited passengers.








The urban look of Jaro, Iloilo City changed to the luscious verdant rural look of Leganes which then became Zarraga.  The bus then passed by Pototan, then Dingle, Duenas, and Passi City.  


The bus took a quick stopover at Passi City.  After the passengers refreshed themselves, the bus proceeded to Capiz.  






The second leg of the trip involved riding a jeepney to RBM Virgen Beach Resort.  Passengers enjoyed the bumpy while refreshing ride towards the venue.






Lo and behold the visage of our ride:)



Trying to feel comfortable in one of the rooms of the resort


Ivisan boasts of the clear blue hue of its surrounding sea.



Virgen Beach Resort has nice cottages to choose from for events.


Fishing is one of the main sources of livelihood of Ivisan residents.


Ivisan, Capiz has white sand that is comparable with that of Boracay Island.


UI-Phinma came all the way from Iloilo City to share some thoughts with the JMNHS teachers.


The fun of singing with friends starts.


Other teachers get amazed with Richel Uy's prowess in dancing


Who says teachers can't jump?:)


Sunset 


Can't stop the fun, huh?


Dr. Belinda V. Dinopol talks about Stress Management. Eustress or distress, which one do you have?

On the way to the Mansion over Ivisan's hilltop


The high angle of elevation towards the top can be felt by the teachers. But, no one can stop them from seeking the Mansion over Ivisan's Hilltop


Posing near the edge of the mountain. Scary....


In front of the gate of the Mansion. Will our request be heard to enter the gates be heard? Oh, please.


Alas, and our request was granted. Weeee! The house of SB Member Azucena U. Chapman is now within our reach.


The grand pic with Mr. Steve (American man) and SB Member Azucena Chapman (woman at the center in red)


Mrs. Maria Cecilia Longno Simmons pose with the couple. She is personally invited by the Chapmans to visit the place again with her American hubby Troy Simmons.


Posing at one of the 16 bedroom in the Mansion.


Webmaster's pose with the Chapmans.


Food!

And Food!

And more food!


The imposing beauty of the Provincial Capitol of Capiz


Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion College


Posing with members of the Capiz Youth Group Ensemble. Capiz is the sole province in the Philippines who has live folk singers greeting visitors at the Capitol.


Websmaster poses with the Capiz Singing Group


The theme of Capiz Tourism shouts at its Seat of Government.

(More to follow soon.)



























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