Growing up, the Travel Time with Susan Calo Medina was among my favorites when Cable TV was introduced in my hometown of Cateel years back.The various local destinations featured on the show never failed to fascinate me. I must say, this show and this brilliant host influenced me in a way to wander around and discover more of what this beautiful archipelago has to offer. "Huwag maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan", this has always been Miss Susan Calo Media's encouraging call and as a loyal fan, I've heeded and lived that call. Thanks to her, indeed there's so much to this country that one must see and discover. I see and discover them myself.
Last year during the Philippine Travel Mart in Manila, my dream of seeing her and talking to her came true. She was very warm and kind. Her soft husky voice reminded me so much of those years following her on TV. I just admired her in so many ways. But what I didn't know, that moment will be the first and the only time I would meet her. Yesterday, "the Queen of Philippine Travel Show" passed away but her memories will always be remembered.
Thank you Miss Susan. Thank you for your love for local tourism. Thank you for sharing your beautiful travel stories. Your travel time has ended but your legacy will never be forgotten. As your fan, I will miss you and will never ever forget how you influenced me to become who I am today - LOYAL LOVER OF THE PHILIPPINES.
Rest in peace Miss Susan. Farewell.