The Visayas

Walmart in the Philippines – It Is Not!

Look… Over There… it’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s Super Metro! On the 12th of February, Calbayog City changed forever. The highly anticipated opening of the Gaisano Super Metro Hypermarket, the 15th hypermarket store of the Metro Retail Stores Group, opened its doors after much excitement and fanfare. Celebrations began with a Sarakiki Hadang […]

No Power, Gaisano Grand Mall, and STP

Brownout! When it comes to scheduling power outages, our electrical provider SAMELCO I is not very efficient. Nor are they very good at it! Just this past Friday afternoon at 16:20 I received a text message that our power would be out the following day (Saturday) from 09:00 to 17:00 (That’s 9am to 5pm for […]

Calbayog City Construction Updates

On a recent trip to town for groceries, I dropped off the wife and, since I had my camera with me, I thought it would be a good time to get some updated photos of the current major construction processes of some new shopping venues currently underway in Calbayog City. NOVO2 and the NOVOTEL The […]

Cost of Living Update, Calbayog City, Philippines

Tricycle Rides!?!?! A friend and fellow blogger just published a post indicating that the going rate for a tricycle ride in the Angeles City area is now P100, or roughly the equivalent of about $2.15USD. Angeles is the metropolitan area adjacent to formerly U.S. occupied Clark Air Force Base. The main reason for these relative […]

Calbayog City Online Directory

Scouting Calbayog City When we visited Calbayog City in the Spring of 2012, we had already begun construction of our home a few years earlier. Now that it was crunch time and we needed to speed up finishing the house, we had a lot of questions. Where, what, how, and mostly a lot more where’s!  […]

Upgrades in Paradise

Life’s a Beach  Some days I can leave the house, with or without plans, and can usually     count on experiencing something of an unexpected kind. Since retiring and living here in the Philippines, I’ve learned to never expect anything to happen or work out as planned, and I’m okay with that, as long is it […]

Chinese Food Comes to Calbayog City

Calbayog City Now Offers Chinese Food! When we first came to live in the Calbayog City area, it seemed as though there were a sufficient number of restaurants to choose from and our appetite for eating out on occasion could easily be satisfied. But after living here nearly two years now, we have whittled down […]

Calbayog Tourism Projects Update

A recent news article captured from The Balita Organization, an online website that carries news from the Philippines News Agency (PNA) as a free public service to Filipinos and everyone else. Calbayog City tags tourism development as one of 2015 priorities February 16, 2015 2:19 pm By Jennifer S. Allegado CALBAYOG CITY, Feb. 15 (PNA) […]