Waiting shed (or ‘waiting shade’ in Bisaya) is an omnipresent small structure used by folks to shield them from weather inconveniences. It is also used as a resting place while waiting for anything — normally while waiting for public transportation. There is no uniformity as each barrio or town has its own design. It is never standardized, but then Philippines would be dull if it is.
A welcome (or goodbye) road arch depending which side of the road you are on is common throughout the country. Some have creatures on it like the carabao, while this one in Lian has a balsa (hut on a bamboo raft). I think this represents those picnic hut rafts that you see floating on Lian’s beaches.
A balsa at sundown during high tide
Several balsa as seen from the beach during high tide