After alighting the bus in Basey, we walked along the sunny streets towards Delza’s Native Products.
There we found super awesome banig-made bags, purses, mats, chairs. Their creations are a merge of hip and Filipino. I loved each and every product we saw!
It takes them about three weeks to finish a product, way shorter than the weaved tinalak in Lake Sebu that takes about 6 months to get completed. This, I understand was because they have a number of people working on each product.
We then walked to an old church nearby. And, when we got there, I found out that I left my phone at Delza’s. So, I walked it out and returned to see if my phone was still there. And, it was! They returned it to me and told me that, “Dito naman pag naiwan mo, walang problema. Pwede mong balikan.” I was like, “Opo nga, Manang. Pero, medyo po malayong balikan galing Manila.”
We then had lunch, hopped on a bus to Tacloban, bade good-bye to our awesome host, Fernz, had lunch at the foodcourt of a mall, and headed to Tacloban airport for our flight to Manila.
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