Skip to comments.Cebu Quake
Posted on 10/14/2013 8:54:38 PM PDT by AlexW
Philippine quake: All is now OK on the island of Cebu. The power just came back on. It was shake, rattle, and roll for about 30 seconds, as my porter, delivering beer, and I made a dash for the door. Fallen book case was only damage. Thanks to FReepers who mailed their concerns.
Good news. Thanks for the update.
I’m glad you’re okay!
I hope the beer made it OK.
Great to know. NO kidding, was looking at booking my hotel today for trip in Nov., at the Shangri la.
You’re in my prayers... and thanks for the update.
good to see you are okay.
Just felt a very slight aftershock ... Yes, the beer made it fine. I am drinking one now.
Soon I will pedal back to wife and child, safe on high ground.
They were not here, but at her parents when quake hit. They evacuated to high ground.
Again, thanks to all great FReepers who have msgd their concerns....My second family ;)
I’m so glad you’re all right!
What time of the year is best to go in terms of airline ticket prices?
Not really sure. Just worked out to go mid Nov., for schedule. Flying to Cebu from Hong Kong or Manila is cheap. I think 30.00 US from Manila. Flights are every hour.
“What time of the year is best to go in terms of airline ticket prices?”
I do not know of any special time to fly. All of my flights were from Vienna, Austria on Qatar Air. into Cebu city.
AVOID Manila any way you can. It is listed as the worst airport in the world.
Look for KAL or Cathay Pacific flights that land in Cebu.
Will be in HK than Manila so I’ll be flying one of the Manila airlines to Cebu. Flying Cathay from states to HK and Manila. CP is my favorite Asian AL. Never flew Qatar Air but understand it’s one of the best.
Flew to Baraki once on Spirit Air. That was an interesting experience.
20 known dead.
“Ill be flying one of the Manila airlines to Cebu.”
Sorry about your having to go to Manilla. Anyway, you will probably use Cebu-Pacific for trip to Cebu.
I used them on a flight to Hong Kong.
Yes, Qatar is in the top five star airlines of the world.
It is sad that no American carrier has more then three stars.
Thanks for that link. It is the first media news that I have seen. I just switched my TV to ABS-CBN Philippine network.
They are just doing one of their live variety shows.
Good to hear you’re Ok.
Glad you are ok, try to make everything secure.
Glad you and family are safe! Thanks for checking in here.
An earlier thread about the quake at Cebu didn’t show a posting by you, so many of were worried.
so many of were worried.
Ooops! , so many of US were worried.
Almost forgot - prayers for your family too... again, thanks for the updates - - I'm happy all of you are fine.
Good to hear you and the fam is OK. “Planning on meeting up with our son in Cebu in Jan. I hope it’s warm. :)
Cebu in January? Well, I hope you will keep in touch with me, and come visit. I am in Dalagute, the vegetable capital of Cebu.
Good to hear you are doping well Alex.
Was the quake on land or off shore? Big difference when considering a possible Tsunami.