Getting Here

There are three options in getting to the venue; by land, air and water.

You can take a flight to Tacloban from Manila or Cebu via Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Asia. There are at least eight flights per day, book early to catch low fares. From Tacloban Airport you will take a jeepney/taxi/motorcycle to Public Utility Vans Terminals of Grandtours, Duptours, Vanvan in downtown Tacloban or to Tacloban Bus Terminal at Abucay where busses and other vans are stationed. Jeepney ride will cost you PhP 15 regular fare, while taxi and motorcab will be up to PhP 200. Bus Terminal is a little farther so fare is larger. From Tacloban to Catbalogan, it will be a 2 hour travel for PUV and about 3hrs for buses. Fare from Tacloban to Catbalogan ranges from PhP 120 to 130. You will pass by the famous San Juanico Bridgem about 20min from the terminals (off peak hours).

There is also a plane flying Manila-Calbayog and Cebu-Calbayog, thrice a week. From Calbayog Airport, you need to take a motorcab or motorcycle to downtown Calbayog City. To get a lower fare cab, get out of the gates of the Airport and wait for a cab to pass by for downtown. You will just pay PhP 10 instead of PhP 200 if you hire the cabs inside the airport terminal. Alight at Duptours, Vanvan or Grandtours terminal for Catbalogan. Fare is only PhP 100.

From Cebu, you can also reach Calbayog City via ship.

Catbalogan can also be reach via bus through the Asian Highway(Maharlika Highway) from Manila or Davao(and other Cities) in Mindanao for about 24 hours drive.

In downtown Catbalogan, you can either ride a motorcab or a padyak(Rikshaw) or walk to the hotels/accommodation of your choice. Catbalogan is a small city, everything can be accessed by walking. Fares for padyak is PhP 5 while motorcab is PhP 7.

NOTE: The main venue is located at a hill overlooking the beutiful Maqueda Bay and Samar Sea. You will be fetch at the Samar State University – Main Campus going to MGrand Royal Hotel and Convention Center. Please coordinate with the transportation committee.