Calbayog Uncovered

After 40 Years of Racquetball, Tennis Does Me In! Now What?

In 1974 I was attending the Navy’s Weather Observing School in Lakehurst, NJ. The official name given by the Navy to its Weather Guessers is Aerographers Mates. Navy installations back then were devoted to maintaining good morale and had an entire workforce of civilians and military workers assigned to the departments titled Morale, Welfare and Recreation […]

Fiesta Time!

Fiestas in the Philippines are held to celebrate a patron saint or to mark the passage of the seasons, depending on which part of the country you’re in. The Philippine fiesta is part and parcel of Filipino culture. This past week has marked the beginning of the SARAKIKI-HADANG FESTIVAL in Calbayog City where we live […]

Breaking Ground in Calbayog City

METRO DEPARTMENT STORE, GAISANO GRAND, 2 OTHER MALLS TO RISE IN CALBAYOG CITY. CALBAYOG City – The Gaisano-led retailer Vicsal Development Group (VICSAL), owner and operator of the Metro Retail Group, the leading retail store based in Cebu City, on Tuesday broke the grounds for its 11, 380 square meters Metro Department Store and Supermarket […]

The KIDS HEART, Calbayog City, Samar

Calbayog City – The KIDS HEART is a collection of young Calbayognons who desire to help bring about a marked difference in the lives of the underprivileged kids living in Calbayog City. The organization seeks volunteers and generous hearts who want to make a difference, to raise funds for the benefit of the kids, and […]

Explosion in Calbayog City, Samar!

  There is an explosion of construction activity going on in Calbayog City, Samar. Faster than you can surf through a 100 channel cable TV lineup, Calbayog City, Samar announces another project. It’s like Calbayog City hit the lottery or something! Actually, many of the projects have been planned for some time but are just

About Gaisano Grand Malls – Calbayog City

  Gaisano Grand Malls Calbayog City, Samar. A tourist’s trip to many places in the Philippines usually always includes a visit to one of the Gaisano Grand malls. The Gaisano Grand Group of Companies is a part of Gaisano Incorporated, one of the largest shopping mall chains and can be found throughout the Philippines. Gaisano […]

Calbayog City is Growing – Again!

Gaisano Grand Mall – Calbayog Last week in Calbayog City, the new Public Market was opened for business and demolition began on the old dilapidated public market structure located along the riverfront in the heart of Calbayog City. Just a couple of days ago the sign pictured here was raised, formally announcing the long awaited […]

New Calbayog City Market [Photos]

NOW OPEN! Recently opened, the New Calbayog City Market is filling up with vendors as they make the move from the old riverfront market that is already being demolished. As everyone gets set up, and schedules  are adjusted, new patterns will begin to form and I think Calbayog will eventually embrace this change. As long […]

Calbayog City Public Market Demolished

CALBAYOG CITY, Samar — The City Government finally began the demolition of the old dilapidated City Public Market following the order issued by the City Engineering Office (CEO) through a written demolition order, the same day the court denied a petitioners Temporary Restraining Order to prevent the demolition.  Pictured on the right is the newly […]