Sentosa Island is one of the major hightlights of Singapore. It is a tropical theme park with sandy beaches and only ten minutes away from Singapore. Connected to the mainland by a causeway bridge, it’s a popular destination  by tourists. Getting around Sentosa is very simple. One may take rides by cars that can be rented or paid like a regular taxi. There are plenty available parking lots to park the cars so riders will never have difficulty in parking their cars.

The easiest way to get to Sentosa is to take the MRT train to Harbour Front station via the purple lane. On Level 3 of Vivocity, the Sentosa Express monorail goes over the causeway to the island at $4 / person . If  you wish to see Singapore Thousand of feet above the ground,  from HarbourFront you can ride the Cable Car , fee is a bit higher at $30.  If you  still have the strength to walk and would love to saved the fee  of the monorail, there’s a board walk  at the  ground leading you to the island which is around 800 meters long.

Thursday 15 January 2015
17:45 Arrival at Villamor Air Base in Manila

Friday 16 January 2015
09:15 WELCOME CEREMONY at the Malacañan Palace

10:15 MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES and the DIPLOMATIC CORPS at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall of the Presidential Palace

11:15 HOLY MASS with the bishops, priests, women and men religious at the Cathedral – Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Manila

17:30 MEETING with the FAMILIES at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila

Saturday 17 January 2015

08:15 Departure by plane from Manila for Tacloban

09:30 Arrival at the airport of Tacloban

10:00 HOLY MASS near Tacloban International Airport
12:45 Lunch with some of the survivors of typhoon Yolanda at the Archbishop’s Residence in Palo l

15:00 Blessing of the Pope Francis Center for the Poor

15:30 MEETING with the Priests, Women and Men Religious, Seminarians and Families of the Survivors at the Cathedral of Palo

17:00 Departure by plane for Manila

18:15 Arrival at Villamor Air Base in Manila

Sunday 18 January 2015

09:45 Brief Meeting with the Religious Leaders of the Philippines at the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas in Manila

10:30 MEETING WITH THE YOUTH at the Sports Field of the University

15:30 HOLY MASS at Rizal Park in Manila

Monday 19 January 2015

09:45 Leave Taking Ceremony at the Presidential Pavilion of Villamor Air Base in Manila

10:00 Departure by plane from Manila for Rome
17:40 Arrival at the airport of Rome/Ciampino

The following is a list of holidays for 2015, declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014, unless otherwise specified:

January 1, 2015, Thursday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday)

January 2, 2015, Friday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)

February 19, 2015, Thursday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)

February 25, 2015, Wednesday – EDSA Revolution anniversary (Special holiday)

April 2, 2015, Thursday – Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)

April 3, 2015, Friday – Good Friday (Regular holiday)

April 4, 2015, Saturday – Black Saturday (Special non-working day)

April 9, 2015, Thursday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)

May 1, 2015, Friday – Labor Day (Regular holiday)

June 12, 2015, Friday – Independence Day (Regular holiday)

August 21, 2015, Friday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)

August 31, 2015, last Monday of August – National Heroes Day (Regular holiday)

November 1, 2015, Sunday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)

November 30, 2015, Monday – Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)

December 24, 2015, Thursday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)

December 25, 2015, Friday – Christmas Day (Regular holiday)

December 30, 2015, Wednesday – Rizal Day (Regular holiday)

December 31, 2015, Thursday – Last day of the year (Special non-working day)