THE CHEAPEST WAY TO BORACAY

Boracay Island, May 10, 2003 -- Good news for vacationing students or even 
for ordinary tourists. For less than P800 they can take a roll-on, roll-off 
(RORO) trip to Panay's Boracay Island, famous worldwide for its white 
beaches and crystal-clear water.

At a price of only P740 students (or even ordinary tourists) can take a 
(Bachelor Express) bus ride (2-way ticket) from its Ali Mall Terminal in 
Cubao that leaves at 11 nightly en route to Batangas City Port where a 
ferry boat awaits them.

Aklan Gov. Florencio T. Miraflores said the new transportation service 
makes it convenient for tourists to reach his province where Boracay island 
is located.

The new service offers a cheaper fare even to that of the economy class 
ferry ticket price of roughly P1,000 per head not to mention the land 
transportation expenses for going to the pier.

It also cuts travel time to 14 hours instead of the regular 17-22 
hours.Aside from the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic sight along the 
way, tourists will also experience the thrill of island-hopping as the 
ferry docks in Calapan, Mindoro then Roxas City. They will then be 
transferred via RORO ferry boat to the newly-opened Caticlan Jetty Port and 
Terminal.

Those who wish to take their vehicles to Caticlan will be charged a minimal 
fee of P1,495 for car; P1,938 for van; and P5,927 for a ten-wheeler 
truck/bus. First two passengers of any of the above vehicles get free 
tickets. The newly-opened Caticlan Jetty Port and Terminal is spacious and 
well-secured. (By Joel C. Atencio, Bulletin)

Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi

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