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The San Juanico Bridge (also known as Marcos Bridge) is among the longest bridges in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia, with a total length of 2.2 kilometers (1.36 miles). It has 43 spans rising 41 meters above sea level and an arch that allows sea vessels to pass beneath it.

The bridge is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway (Maharlika Highway). It crosses San Juanico Strait, bridging the islands of Samar and Leyte. It connects Tacloban City on the Leyte side and the town of Santa Rita on the Samar side. It takes approximately 10 minutes to cross from Tacloban City by passenger jeepney, bus, or private vehicle. The strait below the bridge has numerous islets and whirlpools that offers picturesque views. It is popularly believed that this bridge was presented by the late President Ferdinand Marcos to his first lady Imelda Romualdez-Marcos as a testimony of his love.

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Bohol is the tenth largest island in the Philippines. The province is located in the middle of Visayas and is surrounded by other islands like Cebu and Siquijor, thus protecting it from typhoons and heavy rains that often hit the region. Because of Bohol’s perfect weather topped with rich natural resources and hospitable people, it’s no wonder why it has become one of the most sought after destinations in the Philippines. Below is an Itinerary guide for 4 days and 3 nights if ever you plan on a trip to Bohol.

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  • July 4, 1901 – The Second Philippine Commission, with William Howard Taft as first civil governor, was inaugurated in Manila.
  • July 4, 1902 – US President Theodore Roosevelt issued a proclamation that granted amnesty to Filipinos who revolted against Spain and continued it against the United States.
  • July 4, 1946 – The Treaty of Manila of 1946 was signed. It provided for the recognition of the independence of the Republic of the Philippines and the relinquishment of American sovereignty over the Philippine Islands.

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Teofisto T. Guingona, Jr. (born 4 July 1928) was appointed Vice President of the Philippines after the EDSA II Revolution. He served from 2001 to 2004 under Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and he also functioned as Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

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