August 27, 2011, the employees of The Rural Bank of Hindang, Inc. braced themselves for an experience of a lifetime! Excitement flourished from everybody's eyes despite the big waves crashing at the port that day. Arrived in Ubay at around 4:00pm, the bus drove straight to Kiddies Restaurant for lunch. After a delicious meal comes another ride for the next stop, the Sagbayan Peak. It took 2 ½ hours of travel, them giving enough time for a nap. It was already 6:30pm when they arrived at the place. For an hour, the gang swarms the place. Then, it's another bus ride to Tagbilaran City for dinner. JJ's seafood Village prepared them a sumptuous meal to be enjoyed. Dinner's over and it's off to Marbella's Leisure Hotel to settle for the night.

The next day, departure was scheduled at 10:00am, so they still have ample time for their Sunday obligations. As they rode the bus, they dropped by the "Blood Compact Monument" for some pictures, of course!(laughs). Then they're off to the famous floating restaurant in Loboc, Bohol. Lunch was great especially when they were serenaded all throughout the cruise. They came over a raft-like platform for a welcome performance from the locals. The Loboc folks really did entertained them well, it even made CEO danced the tinikling!! Tarsier-encounter is next on the list. It was very hot that afternoon yet nothing can stop them from all the fun! It didn't take long before they headed to another famous spot In Bohol. Along the way, they stopped over a man-made forest then went straight to Chocolate Hills. On the observatory, breath-taking as it is, they marveled at how God's hands are hard-wired to art!

The day is about to end. Exhausted, they rested at the bus while on their way to Baclayon, Bohol for dinner. During dinner, the CEO organized an impromptu program participated by all employees. All of them recognized and thanked all those who made the tour possible. The CEO announced in her closing speech that they'll spend their last night together with a bang! After souvenir shopping nearby the restaurant, they then head back to the hotel to prepare for the night out. Everyone enjoyed -- they sang, danced and laughed the night away!

With bags all packed, their last day in Bohol finally came. Safely, they went home bringing along memories – fun moments, the photos, the bloops – all worth sharing for. it was a great reliever for stress, an unforgettable experience indeed!


Abigail D. Baliling