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This weekend I went to Cebu, an island east of Negros, for the Kiva rollout in the NWTF branches. I traveled as part of a five-person team, including Massah, the photography consultant, Raymond, the research manager, Jubert, the IT manager, and Presy, the Kiva coordinator. Pocholo, a friend of Raymond’s, needed a lift to Cebu and caught a ride with us. The six of us loaded the infamous red van and left at 7 AM on Thursday morning. The road to the port in San Carlos normally takes 3.5 hours, but we chose to take a shortcut through the mountains on a winding two-lane road cut neatly into the side of a cliff. Unfortunately, by the time we arrived at the port, the ferry was full. The next ferry didn’t leave until 2:30 in the afternoon, so we drove three hours south along a coastal road to another port in Aclan, where the ferry leaves every hour and takes 30 minutes to cross. Once on the other side, we had another three-hour trip back up north. Twelve hours later, we arrived in Cebu City and checked into a hotel.
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