#‎RoadTripperMonday‬ – a weekly feature of our very own Road Tripper.

Today, let’s get to know one of our very first Road Tripper during our Tara Let’s Go days – Herge Miltom Salangad or Tom. We met Tom back in 2014 when we organized our first road trip to the enchanting province of Quirino. Since that time, Tom has become of our coolest main stay road trippers. Now, he forms part of our Travel Managers! With his insane humor and infectious enthusiasm for adventure, for sure there will never be any boring moments with him.

Thanks Tom for allowing us to get to know you better!


1) What do you do for a living?

I share scientific discussions with intervention to healthcare professionals on how to improve the life of their patients. I’m a part of an organization who’s comitted to help those who are in need by changing their lives, letting them live a normal life despite their challenged condition, be specificaly with diabetes. Changing diabetes. Changing lives. In short, Med Rep po ako. Alright!

2) What is one of your guilty pleasures?

Binge eating sabay tulog. Burlogs! Sarap buhay pabotchog!

3) What is the title of the movie about your life?

No answer…….

4). If you could go back in time, what would you tell your 16 year old self?

“Baliw! Wag mong tirahin ang isoprophyl alcohol. Di yan alak!”

*note to self, mas matapang siya sa bacardi 151. Tested and proven.

5). If you can be teleported anywhere around the world, where would that be and why?

To the most influential burger restu, White Castle in Ohio. So i could eat, eat, eat, and eat more of that where-it-all-started-historical-burger! I’m a burger person yonow!

6). Which celebrity would you go on a “one-night-only-date” with?

Iza Calzado. Swak e!

7). You, unfortunately, have been condemned to die, but fortunately, you get to have any meal in the world before you go. What is your menu?

Inihaw na Godzilla. Di nila ako pwedeng patayin gat di nila naseserve yung last meal ko di ba? Goodluck sa paghahanap niyan. Marami rami pa akong oras mabuhay nito. Sorry. Hehe

Gordon Ramsay. So I could eat good and yeah, shitty new kind of food and curse them chef whenever I want to with no regrets. “This sucks, taste like sh*tooot*! Get out fu*tooot*! Fu*toot toot toot*”

8. If you could trade places with anyone right now, for a week, who would it be and why?

Nicki Minaj. So I can measure her bo… Nevermind.

9). Best present you have ever received.

Will not refer to material things so I’ll go with Freedom. Freedom to not listen to negative things, freedom to live on how life should be lived, freedom to share good vibes. Does this count as a gift? Hehe

10). If you could meet a famous or not so famous person, who would that be and why?

Im kind a bit confused right now to whether who to choose. Adam Richman(Man vs. Food) for the gigantic kind of food that he always eat! or Bear Grylls(Man vs. Wild) for survival stuff and adventure thrills. Pagkain o layas?! F*tttoooot! Haha!

11). How old should a person start traveling?

Sssshhhtt. they can start as soon as they start breathing. No one is young or old in traveling. If there’s anyone that’s stopping you to go and travel, that is You, man.

12) What is your best experience in traveling/living in the Philippines?

Meeting new co-loco pips and creating random awesome memories.

“We travel not just for the destination, we travel for the new thrills of experience” di ba paps? And PH has alot to showcase. I’ll travel to me motherland before exploring foreign lands.

13) In one sentence, how would like people to remember you?