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•September 22, 2015

The home page has been updated with an access button linked to "Van Rental".

•September 15, 2015

The home page has been updated with the addition of the "ATM" button to access the location of International Automated Teller Machines on the island of Siquijor.

 

•September 12, 2015

I have updated the "Scuba" page and the "Lodging" page. 

 

•February 2, 2015

A "Land For Sale" section has been added.  Please click on the "Land For Sale" button above to access that section.

 

•August 31, 2014

I have updated the "Lodging page" and made several additions/modifications on other pages. There is also a new section named "Dining Around The Island" that is accessible via a button positioned above on this page.   The "Holidays" section has been updated to include the 2014 and 2015 dates.  There will be more updates in the near future.

While visiting the island please be environmentally conscious at all times and help us preserve our paradise.  I strongly urge all tourists and residents to conserve water and electricity.  Energy conservation is something that we should all take very seriously whether traveling or at home. 

Reminding you that most people spend a lifetime trying to imagine Paradise, but those who have spent time on the island don't have that problem.  Continuing to make MySiquijor.com YourSiquijor.com...

Siquijor Gary

 

•August 14, 2014

Siquijor had been experiencing electrical outages.  However, due to the efforts of the Provincial Governor, Prosielco, and countless others, the problem has been all but eliminated.  If there are future "brown-outs" they should be for only brief periods.  The island of Siquijor did not experience any physical damage due to the typhoon or earthquake of recent past. The province stands ready to make your visit one that will remain in your heart for ever.  Come...and share a sunset with us.

•November 12, 2013

Siquijor experienced NO impact from Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).  I offer heartfelt prayers and condolences to the families affected.  I encourage everyone to donate to a credible organization to help provide disaster relief.

Siquijor Gary

•July 28, 2013

I have started a "Local News" section.  I will be posting news that I select as it is available and as time allows.  Access the Local News Section by clicking on the button at the top of this page. 

•July 23, 2013

The Government Executive and Legislative pages have been updated.  Updating has begun on the links page.

•July 22, 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivered his 4th SONA address today.  I have posted the English translation in the "Articles Section". 

•May 23, 2013

The Lodging Page has been updated again with additional resorts including one of my favorites; Treasure Island.

•March 2, 2013

The Lodging Page has been updated with additional resorts. 

• Feb 28, 2013

The Lodging Page has been updated with some new businesses such as Ming's Native Guesthouse, Flora's Dive Resort, etc.  I am in the process of adding new pages featuring some of the more exciting businesses such as Castaways, Doodles, D' Barkads, etc.  I have posted a Resort and Hotel for sale in the Cebu area. I will continue posting new data as it becomes available. 

• May 28, 2012

Ken Saito's Last Frontier Dive has been added to the website.  Access is via the "Scuba Diving" button on the left.  The lodging page has been updated. 

• May 16, 2012

Erik the Viking has been added to MySiquijor.com.  To access the page click on the graphic on the left of this column.  Or, click here now.

• May 14, 2012

There are no longer any scheduled flights to Siquijor. 

• June 13, 2011

I have been receiving a substantial amount of inquiries from tourists regarding the new Mid-Sea Express flights to and from Siquijor. Please view their contact information provided on the MySiquijor.com "KISS" page. I urge you to communicate with them directly due to the fact that schedules and fares are subject to change without prior notice. This is what we have been waiting on...please support this business. I have already booked my flight!

Siquijor Gary

• June 11, 2011

Our prayers have been answered.  Mid-Sea Express is now offering flights to Siquijor.  I have posted information at the bottom of the "KISS" page.

Siquijor Gary

 

• June 3, 2011

Please note that the mysiquijor.com office will close on June 15, 2011 and not reopen until August 15, 2011.

Siquijor Gary

• January 27, 2011

The MySiquijor.com's "misc" page has been updated to include the 2011 government holiday schedule; PDF file.

While visiting the island please be environmentally conscious at all times and help us preserve our paradise.  I strongly urge all tourists and residents to conserve water and electricity.  Energy conservation is something that we should all take very seriously whether traveling or at home. 

Reminding you that most people spend a lifetime trying to imagine Paradise, but those who have spent time on the island don't have that problem.

Siquijor Gary

 

December 12, 2010

Masinadyahon nga Paskua Kay Malipayon nga Bag-ong tuig!  Maligayang pasko  Frohe Weihnachten! Zalig Kerstmis!  Joyeux Noël  God Jul  Feliz Navidad  Ching Chi Shen Tan  Goede Krystdagen  Prettige Kerstdagen  Malipayon nga Pasko! Singdaan faailok   Bon Nadau!  Zalig Nieuw Jaar!  Sawadee Pii Mai  Merry Christmas

M e r r y    C h r i s t m a s

H a p p y    N e w   Y e a r

No matter what language, I am wishing all of you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.   Let's all strive to make 2011 a truly Happy New Year...full of unity, peace and love.

S i q u i j o    G a r y

Please note that the mysiquijor.com office will be closed until January 5, 2011

Febuary 27, 2010

A list of Siquijor Festivals has been created.  You can access the list from the menu at the top of this page and also from the "misc" page.  I will post additional information when I get it.

Continuing to make MySiquijor YourSiquijor and reminding you that most people spend a lifetime trying to imagine Paradise. Those that have spent time on the island don't have that problem.

Siquijor Gary

 

Febuary 21, 2010

The Video section has been modified to include additional videos in various video formats. 

Siquijor Gary

Febuary 15, 2010

The MySiquijor.com's "misc" page has been updated to include the 2010 government holiday schedule.  Also there has been an update to the Education section to include a newer listing of Private Schools.

 

While visiting the island please be environmentally conscious at all times and help us preserve our paradise.  I strongly urge all tourists and residents to conserve water.  Water conservation is something that we should all take very seriously at all times whether traveling or at home. 

Reminding you that most people spend a lifetime trying to imagine Paradise, but those that have spent time on the island don't have that problem.

Siquijor Gary

January 26, 2010

The MySiquijor.com office has now reopened.  It is going to take awhile to sort through the hundreds (if not thousands) of e-mails so please be patient.  Anyone that submitted photos or other large files during the past month may be required to do so again.

Reminding you that most people spend a lifetime trying to imagine Paradise, but those that have spent time on the island don't have that problem.

Siquijor Gary

September 6, 2009

The "Provincial Awards" page has been updated to include a wooden sculpture that was presented to me by Junel Tomaroy.  The "Around Siquijor 2008 - 2009" page has been updated to include Hollyette's Restaurant in Larena.

Siquijor Gary

August 23, 2009

The "Around Siquijor" section has been updated with the addition of "2008-2009".  This update features the "Island Melody Band", the "Siquijor Butterfly Sanctuary", "Al Capone's Pizza", "Aquabyte", "Czars", and an update of the "Bona Pelo Salon".

I want to remind you that the 38th Araw ng Siquijor celebration will open on September 4 in San Juan. This year's celebration consists of a series of events from September 4 to 17 including the yearly sports fest, agro-trade fair, festival presentations, Search for Miss Tourism, awarding ceremonies, Fiesta sa Kapitolyo and a special feature on the newly designed "Festival of Life" that will showcase the province's indigenous livelihood activities as well as the government's effort to help improve the Siquijodnon's economic status and uplift their financial condition.

Continuing to make MySiquijor YourSiquijor and reminding you that most people spend a lifetime trying to imagine Paradise. Those that have spent time on the island don't have that problem.

Siquijor Gary

August 17, 2009

The "Lodging Page" has been updated.  "Siquijor Real Estate" has been added.  Additional updates and new data will be added in the very near future.

Araw ng Siquijor is scheduled for September.

Siquijor Gary

May 12, 2009

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Please be advised that the MySiquijor.com office will be closed until further notice. 

Please hold all email.   Regretfully, all email that is sent to MySiquijor.com (with or without attachments) will not be read and will be deleted.

“Photo submissions”, “classified Ads”, and all other MySiquijor.com services will be temporarily unavailable. 

I anticipate returning to the office in late August 2009.

Siquijor Gary

April 24, 2009

The "Siquijor Government" section has been updated.  Also the official Siquijor Tourism video (from the Department of Tourism - Region VII) has been posted with access via this page by clicking on the "Siquijor Video" button.

Reminding you that most people spend a lifetime trying to imagine Paradise, but those that have spent time on the island don't have that problem.

Siquijor Gary

April 12, 2009

Netz and David Hunt have added some new pictures to their photo album. The MySiquijor.com Photo Gallery now consists of nearly 3,000 pictures and has been viewed close to 2 million times!  The Lodging page has been updated.

April 8, 2009

Page 2 of the Real Estate section in the MySiquijor.com Free Classified Ads has been updated.

Reminding you that most people spend a lifetime trying to imagine Paradise, but those that have spent time on the island don't have that problem.

Siquijor Gary

March 31, 2009

The "Lodging Page" has been updated to include the Danish Lagoon and a revised link to Hambilica Seaview.

January 27, 2009

The Real Estate section of the MySiquijor.com Free Classified Ads has been updated.

Reminding you that most people spend a lifetime trying to imagine Paradise, but those that have spent time on the island don't have that problem.

Siquijor Gary

January 9, 2009

I have posted the Philippine Holidays for 2009 accessible from the "Misc. Page".

The "Lodging Page" has been updated to include the Charisma Resort which is now under new ownership. Welcome to the island Daniel and Jeziel.

Continuing to make MySiquijor YourSiquijor and reminding you that most people spend a lifetime trying to imagine Paradise. Those that have spent time on the island don't have that problem,

Siquijor Gary

December 27, 2008

Please be advised that all email sent to me from December 5 until December 28 was lost due to multiple computer crashes. 

November 17, 2008

I have received a significant amount of email lately pertaining to mining issues on the island.  I have responded by opening a new section; "Island in Peril".  Access is via the graphic located on this page.

Siquijor Gary

October 23, 2008

The Real Estate section of the MySiquijor.com Free Classified Ads has been updated. 

I have added new content in the "Siquijor Government" section. 

Just a reminder...November 1 is "All Saint's Day".

Siquijor Gary 

September 27, 2008

The Real Estate section of the MySiquijor.com Free Classified Ads has been updated.

September 9, 2008

The Siquijor Government continues to enhance eco-tourism and protect the environment.  Read about House Bill 4298 by accessing the Siquijor Goverment section via the button located on this page.

Vice-President Noli "Kabayan" De Castro will visit Siquijor province to grace its 37th Charter Day anniversary on September 17, 2008.   The governor assures that the Vice-President's visit will bring good news to the people of Siquijor. 

Siquijor Gary

 

August 19, 2008

I have posted the State Of the Province Address (SOPA) delivered by Governor Fua this month in the "Siquijor Government" section.  Also in this section I have posted the results of the 2007 Siquijor Census.  Access to the "Siquijor Government" section is via the button located on this page. 

The Classified Advertisement and Lodging sections have also received updates during this past week. 

I have closed the "Estate Sale" for possessions belonging to the estate of my deceased father.  Thank you for your participation. 

Remember to observe the Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Day and "National Heroes Day" holidays. 

June 11, 2008

Remember to observe Independence Day on June 12th. The Philippine Revolution took a tortuous and bloody route to reach the declaration of Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898, and the creation and convening of the Malolos Congress and the inauguration of the First Philippine Republic on January 23, 1899.  The entire Filipino nation and Filipino communities all over the world celebrate Independence Day every 12th of June. For 14 years Filipinos celebrated Independence Day every July 4, which is also the USA’s Independence Day.

April 22, 2008

The Siquijor Provincial leaders are responding in a very positive way to the global rice crisis.  They are rising to the challenge to guarantee food security for the province of Siquijor.  Read about it by clicking here now.  Also read about the new Siquijor Bio-N plant by clicking here and here. Note: these articles are accessible by clicking on the "Siquijor Government" button located on this page. 

March 22, 2008

Michael Schmidiger has opened an album consisting of 89 photos in the Submitted category of the MySiquijor.com Photo Gallery. Michael has a website with an excellent photo gallery containing photos of Siquijor, Bohol, Thailand, Dubai and much more. Link information is available at the entrance to his submitted album.   There are now 2,952 photos in 78 albums in the MySiquijor.com photo gallery and it has been viewed 1,293,449 times.

The Lodging Page has been updated with the addition of the Lazi Beach Club.

The MySiquijor.com office will be closed until further notice due to a death in my family.

Continuing to make MySiquijor YourSiquijor,

Siquijor Gary

 

March 16, 2008

The MySiquijor.com office will be closed until further notice due to a death in the family.

 

January 26, 2008

Patrick and Carmen Taylor have added some new pictures to their photo album. The MySiquijor.com Photo Gallery now consists of 2,577 files in 76 albums and has been viewed 1,233,536 times!

January 21, 2008

The Mysiquijor.com "Miscellaneous (Misc) Page" has been updated with the additions of a partial listing of Philippine Holidays for 2008, a history of the Presidents of the Philippines, and also a page of facts pertaining to the Philippine Flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Anthem.

This is a busy tourism season for the Province of Siquijor.  I urge all tourists to be ecologically and socially conscious.  Please take nothing but photographs and memories, leave nothing but footprints and goodwill, kill nothing but time and stress.

Continuing to make MySiquijor YourSiquijor,

Siquijor Gary

January 16, 2008

The Mysiquijor.com Free Classified Advertisement section has been updated with an additional posting in "Real Estate".

January 15, 2008

The "Siquijor Government" section has been updated.  Access the government section by clicking on the button located on this page. 

There have also been some updates on the lodging page.

I apologize for any delay in responding to those of you that have sent me email.  This is a very busy season and I have been overwhelmed with Siquijor-related inquiries.

I urge all tourists to be ecologically and socially conscious.   Take nothing but photographs and memories.  Leave nothing but footprints and goodwill. Kill nothing but time and stress.

Continuing to make MySiquijor YourSiquijor,

Siquijor Gary

 

December 4, 2007

 

Masinadyahon nga Paskua Kay Malipayon nga Bag-ong tuig!  Maligayang pasko  Frohe Weihnachten! Zalig Kerstmis!  Joyeux Noël  God Jul  Feliz Navidad  Ching Chi Shen Tan  Goede Krystdagen  Prettige Kerstdagen  Malipayon nga Pasko! Singdaan faailok   Bon Nadau!  Zalig Nieuw Jaar!  Sawadee Pii Mai  Merry Christmas

M e r r y    C h r i s t m a s

H a p p y    N e w   Y e a r

No matter what language, I am wishing all of you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.   Let's all strive to make 2008 a truly Happy New Year...full of unity, peace and love.

S i q u i j o    G a r y

 

October 31, 2007

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  I have been off-line due to a computer crash.  Any emails that were sent to MySiquijor.com during the past week have been lost.  I apologize for any inconvenience. 

September 13, 2007

Cresie Douglas has opened an album in the Submitted category of the MySiquijor.com Photo Gallery.  There are now 2,571 photos in 76 albums.  The MySiquijor.com photo gallery has been viewed 1,120,233 times.   I want to remind those of you wishing to submit photos to read the "General Submission Guidelines" prior to submitting your photos.

September 12, 2007

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared Sept. 12 as a National Day of Prayer and reconciliation to promote peace and unity among Filipinos and thereby sustain national development and progress.

September 6, 2007

Siquijor Celebrates the "Festival of Festivals".  To read more about this celebration click here now.

Page 2 of the Real Estate section in the MySiquijor.com Free Classified Ads has been updated with the addition of two residential houses for rent. 

Brian and Dimple May have submitted more pictures to their album in the MySiquijor.com Photo Gallery.

Continuing to make "My Siquijor" "Your Siquijor",

Siquijor Gary

September 3, 2007

The Real Estate section of the MySiquijor.com Free Classified Ads has been updated with the addition of pictures of land that was previously posted on page 2. 

Juro Matsuda has opened an album in the Submitted category of the MySiquijor.com Photo Gallery.  There are now 2,553 photos in 75 albums.  The MySiquijor.com photo gallery has been viewed 1,108,264 times. 

Due to popular demand I opened "Video Submissions" on August 23.  Though it has only been 10 days, I am a little disappointed with the lack of response.  If there is no longer any interest in Siquijor Videos I will abandon the idea and dedicate the allotted space to another project.  As always, I welcome your input.

 

Continuing to make "My Siquijor" "Your Siquijor",

Siquijor Gary

August 23, 2007

I have opened Video Submissions.  Click on the "Videos" button located on this page to read the submission guidelines.  I will make an announcement here when videos are posted.

August 2, 2007

The MySiquijor.com "Articles" page has been updated with 3 new postings.  

Some new entries have been made to the 2007 Philippine holiday calendar that is accessible in the "Misc" page.   

I urge all Siquijor residents to fully cooperate with the population census currently in progress.  The last nationwide census was conducted in 2000.  Siquijor's population is projected to be 89,000.  According to the NSO officials, the government uses census information as a basis for creating programs, the creation of districts, the upgrading of local government units, and for proper distribution of resources.  Business and industries, on the other hand, use census information to know where to establish certain kinds of enterprises, and to identify a number of potential employees in an area. 

Continuing to make "My Siquijor" "Your Siquijor",

Siquijor Gary

August 1, 2007

The Real Estate section of the MySiquijor.com Free Classified Ads has been expanded to include Page #2.

The MySiquijor.com Links Page and Lodging section has also been updated to include the new website for Hambilica Seaview.

Continuing to make "My Siquijor" "Your Siquijor",

Siquijor Gary

July 15, 2007

The Real Estate section of the MySiquijor.com Free Classified Ads has been updated with the addition of pictures featuring a hill-top house located 4 km north of Larena.

July 14, 2007

The MySiquijor.com free-classified Ads have been updated with the addition of two "Real Estate For Sale" advertisements.

Two new pictures of the latest paintings by Siquijor artist Ulysses Andora have been added to the "Siquijor Art" page.

The MySiquijor.com free penpal section has been updated with the posting of a new Siquijor PenPal.

The MySiquijor.com Photo Gallery now consists of 2,515 files in 74 albums and has been viewed 1,063,734 times!

Continuing to make "My Siquijor" "Your Siquijor",

Siquijor Gary

June 29, 2007

The Election results are in and the NEW MySiquijor.com "Political Leaders" section has been opened.  To access the section simply click on the "Political Leaders" button on this page or click here now.  This is just the initial step in the creation of this section.  You can expect to see more content in the near future.

With the addition of Leah P. Vios's submitted album of Bandilaan pictures the MySiquijor.com Photo Gallery now consists of 2,515 pictures in 74 albums and has been viewed 1,050,509 times.

Continuing to make MySiquijor YourSiquijor,

Siquijor Gary

June 15, 2007

The MySiquijor.com FREE penpal page has been updated with the posting of two new penpals.  The MySiquijor.com Photo Gallery now consists of 2,504 pictures in 73 albums and has been viewed 1,035,791 times.  Please continue checking back for more updates and new content.

June 13, 2007

The family of CarmeñaLuz (Bebe, Carmen) Yurong Miraflor regrets to inform you of her passing, Tuesday May 22, 2007 at Stanford Hospital where she was undergoing treatment for Leukemia. Per her wishes, no funeral service will be held and her cremated remains will be taken to Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines where she was born and lived before immigrating to the United States.

Carmen was a friend of mine and to this website.  She never hesitated to offer me assistance and guidance.  I will sincerely miss her.  Perhaps her family said it best "Goodbye to a fearless leader; a visionary; an amateur agriculturist; an art lover; a traveler; an amateur writer; a theatre lover (musicals, opera, ballet); a passionate reader; an amateur painter; a lover of jazz, classical and bisaya (particularly the harana) music; a good cook; a friend; a mentor; an advocate for the protection of the environment; a woman who loved life and whose heart was always in Siquijor and its people." 

A notice has been placed in the MySiquijor.com obituary notices as well as a tribute to Carmen by family members.

Siquijor Gary

June 9, 2007

Remember to observe Independence Day on June 12th. The Philippine Revolution took a tortuous and bloody route to reach the declaration of Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898, and the creation and convening of the Malolos Congress and the inauguration of the First Philippine Republic on January 23, 1899.  The entire Filipino nation and Filipino communities all over the world celebrate Independence Day every 12th of June. For 14 years Filipinos celebrated Independence Day every July 4, which is also the USA’s Independence Day.

May 27, 2007

The MySiquijor.com "Around Siquijor 2007" page has been created.  The Lodging page has been updated.  A new underwater picture album has been posted with over 200 pictures.  Other pictures have also been added to the MySiquior Photo Gallery.  There are now 2,458 pictures in the gallery.  Don't forget to visit the "Island Transportation", "penpal", "links", and "Classified Ads" sections that have also been updated.  Continue checking back for more updates coming soon.

Siquijor Gary

May 25, 2007

The MySiquijor.com Links page has been updated with a new link to the Siquijor Island Improvement Foundation Corp. (SIIFC) is a non-stock, non-profit and non-political organization with the objective to improve the quality of the medical care on the island. It is formed by a group of volunteers (both Filipino and Foreign), who are also members of the committee. It was founded in March 2007 and is certified by the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission. 

I had the distinct pleasure of becoming acquainted with most of the committee members while attending one of their initial meetings during my last stay on the island.  I assure you that they are absolutely sincere in their commitment to improve the quality of medical care available on the island.  Though I fully intend to continue the MySiquijor.com Medical Campaign in the very near future, those familiar with the Siquijor medical facilities can well comprehend the need for a more extensive approach.  Coupling the SIIFC's concept of soliciting for donations with that of MySiquijor.com should truly provide a global effort in our goal.   MySiquijor.com commends SIIFC for its intent and offers its full endorsement.

Siquijor Gary

May 24, 2007

Patrick and Carmen Taylor have opened an album in the Submitted category of the MySiquijor.com Photo Gallery.  New pictures have also been posted in the Siquijor Town and Coral Cay Resort albums.  There are now 2,239 photos in 72 albums.  The Gallery has been viewed 1,007,450 times.  New links have been added to the links page. 

A lot more updates are scheduled for the very near future. 

Continuing to make MySiquijor.com "Your Siquijor.com",

Siquijor Gary

May 20, 2007

The MySiquijor.com free classified ads have been updated with the addition of four new real estate ads.  A new penpal has been added.  Three new photos have been added to the Kiwi Lodge pictures of the food and beverage service staff; accessible via the KISS section.

Please continue checking back for more updates.

Siquijor Gary

May 18, 2007

The MySiquijor.com office will be reopening in the very near future.  Joerg Lingnau of Essen, Germany recently toured the Cantabon Cave and has contributed 28 pictures.  You can view his pictures in the "Submitted" category of the MySiquijor.com photo gallery. 

Please continue checking back for more updates. 

Siquijor Gary
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