Win two round-trip SEAIR tickets to Batanes!

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Edit (April 24)-

Our Batanes ticket raffle got 396 comments posted before the 8 p.m. deadline last Sunday, April 20, 2008. Members of the SEAIR Adventure Club met Tuesday to draw the winning comment. To do this, each comment was numbered 001 to 396. The draw was done lotto style. Three piles of numbers were made, the first pile had the numbers 0 to 3, while the second and third pile had the numbers 0 to 9. And the winning number is 190 which is the comment of William Gilbert Agravante. Congratulations, you just won two round-trip SEAIR tickets to Batanes!

But since we enjoyed reading your comments, we’ve decided to give one round-trip ticket to the best comment with the word “SEAIR” in it. And that comment belongs to Dorcas Juliette Ramos. Congratulations on your graduation! You win one round-trip ticket to Batanes! To both our winners, please wait for the notification e-mail on how to claim your tickets. And to all those who joined, don’t fret since we have another one! So watch out for it.

Ever wondered what’s it is like to visit Batanes?


Here is where the South China Sea and Pacific Ocean meet in a majestic clash of waves that surrounds Batanes. From the cold northern winds that plow through the famed Marlboro Country, the 155 steps of the Chawa Viewdeck all the way to the romantic view of the cliffs and waters from both the Sabtang and Basco Lighthouses, Batanes often gives tourists the impression of being in ““another place and time.”

That remote island up north has a growing reputation of being ravaged by monsoons on a monthly basis. Yet people still go there and come back sporting bronze tans and huge smiles like they went on a relaxing trip somewhere.

Ever wondered why? Do you want to fly to Batanes for FREE?

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Win two round-trip SEAIR tickets to Batanes! How?

My Blog, and the SEAIR Adventure Club is giving away two round-trip SEAIR tickets to Basco, Batanes. All you have to do is leave a comment in:

Just leave a comment at SeAir Starts Flights to Batanes telling us why you love Batanes by Sunday, 20 April 2008 at 8:00 p.m. Make sure you place your full name in the name field since you will need a valid ID to claim the tickets if you win. The winner will be drawn at random and will be notified by e-mail so make sure you double check your e-mail address before submitting your comment. Finally, one entry per IP address so only the first entry from each IP address will be counted. Tickets will be valid from now until 15 October 2008. Good luck!

Here are more photos to inspire you to join the promo!

Marlboro Country?

Ivatans built stone houses with firm bases owing to the strong Northern winds, a testament to their ingenuity. Structures such as the Chavayan church and the Sabtang Lighthouse are some of the many structures found in the island that withstood not only the tests of time, but of nature as well.

Seemingly an island all to itself, Batanes’ culture and traditions vary from the rest of the country. The land boasts of having its own set of Provincial symbols such as their provincial tree called Aryus, the local fish Masayang and their own provincial flower Rahakut or native white orchid.

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