Monday, November 19, 2012

Would You Sit on This?

We had to. We had no choice. But now that I know about the condition of the ferry that one must ride from Camiguin to Cagayan De Oro, I would not recommend it to anyone. 

A few things came into my mind as I was waiting for the ride to end. 
Bed bugs, sweat, fungus, germs, piss, lice.....puke. 

And then I thought the worst possible thing.


I am not sure how this will ever get to the right people but I believe that Department of Tourism should also set standards on ships, ferries and even boats that are used for distant or not so distant travels. 
Not only should they be safe, they should be sanitized, orderly and clean.

What's worse, behind this glass door, I saw an old half-naked man crouched giving a foot massage to a passenger. It just didn't look right. 

I guess this MV KALINAW belongs to Philstone Shipping Corporation. 
Well, it's just gross. TOO GROSS. Hope you do something about it. 

It's hard to say It's More Fun in The Philippines right now. 


Anonymous said...

Hi, Candy.

I've been a lurker here for quite sometime na. :)

I wasn't sure if it was you who I saw in Cagayan de Oro the other week when I went there for a quick trip. But when I read your entries on Camiguin/CDO-- now I'm pretty sure it was you having dinner at Bourbon St. :)

Thank you for your articles about Camiguin. It is very close to my heart since I stayed there for about a year as a volunteer teacher. I haven't been back for more than 10 yrs. though. Your article therefore was kinda sad for me-- instead of finding out that the tourist spots have "levelled up," nag-worsen pa pala. :(

I have not tried the boat directly from CDO to Camiguin. We used to take the Balingoan-Benoni route as it has shorter sea travel (1 hour only); more boat scheds; and the clincher-- the locals say that the boat engine of those coming from CDO would stop in the middle of the sea + other horror stories! Looking at your photos, well, what more can I say?

I do hope through your blog, the Camiguin tourism council or whoever is in-charge of these things can finally get some work done. No wonder they always say-- Camiguin is for back packers. E paano pupunta and big spenders if these are the facilities that welcome you! :( Sad. Sad. Sad.

-mrs. mac

Candy B. Dizon said...

Hello Mrs. Mac!

Yes, I am too quite sad that tourist spots like this has deteriorated.

I can only hope that by blogging and showing photos of the actual place can only urge the government or those concerned to take notice and do something about it.

Thanks for reading!