May 25, 2024

20 thoughts on “New Wet Market Bus Depot Update

  1. Hi UJ and Rick,
    Happy New Year!
    I appreciate the information you have given, it was very informative. Thank you very much.

  2. Happy New Year John and Lita. will be stopping in to see you and get some of lita’s coffee. I also have your goody bag john. see ya soon bud…

    1. Well we’ll be happy to see y’all. Just let us know so we can have the coffee almost ready. I’m glad you have a goody bag for me, but I don’t remember asking for one this time. I could have, I just don’t remember. I do not like to turn down those goody bags though.

    2. It looks like we will be going over the 2,000,000 hit mark today. I knew it would happen before my birthday. This 2nd million is coming in about 1/3 the time as the first 1,000,000 and I hope to have a million hits every month soon, but for now every 3 months is the goal. So by the time it is mine and Lita’s anniversary on April 7th (#32), I will be hoping to see that 3,000,000. Read up y’all and tell others if you like it. Thanks for getting us there so fast. Keep up the good reading.

  3. Hello UJ, my wife & I are considering retirement in either Calbayog or Tacloban in the next few years. We are looking into internet & TV cable services. Can you tell us whats available in the area and rough round about cost. Thank for the postings. Richard & Perla

    1. Howdy Richard & Perla. Thanks for checking out my website. It’s always good to get new people on here asking questions. I can tell you about the Calbayog area pretty much, but I’m not for certain about Tacloban. From what I know about the Internet and cable in Calbayog, it’s limited. There are only 2 cable companies to my knowledge. The one I have now (Fil-products) likes to go off air or freeze up without warning at times. It comes standard with Fox, a Cinemax, HBO and a couple other movie channels in English. The other one I know of is called Leopard (I’m told). I thought Rick Smith (Rick?) on here told me he had a Sky Cable, but he’ll have to comment on that. From what I have found out, both the cable companies charge approximately P360 ($9) per month.
      As far as Internet goes there are only a few also, but most people use Globe with their phone service. There is also PLDT (also a phone service). Those are really the only 2 I know about right now. Again Rick Smith may be able to shed more light on that subject. My Internet is P995 ($24) per month. You can get it a little cheaper, but it’s slow. Also in Tacloban, I’m told they have ‘many’ cable and Internet services, but I have no personally knowledge.
      I have started a new website that will deal only with Calbayog. I have found a good source of information and will make my first visit to her office this coming Monday. I have a few things at the website now, but not on these subjects. I hope to have a lot of info soon, and sponsors. That website is:, but I might have to change it to a wordpress site soon, not sure yet.
      I hope these answers your questions well enough. If not, please ask again. If you have other questions, I can answer those too, or find someone that can answer them.
      Thanks again for visiting and I hope you come back often.

      1. Fil – Products a month is P365 +p20 for every suscriber when Pac-man fights to get live pay per view. Leopard is p300 a month few extra prem channels and no fee added for Manny’s fights, for Internet there is Smartbro,globe and pldt dsl if you are in their market area which requires a dedicated landline, the dsl, offers the best speeds up to 3 MB but is the most expensive also, wih Globe currently you can get P795 at 512KB or p995 1MB on their wifi max the faster service will allow more than one connection if you go wireless in your home the slower service will not connect as wireless it only allows one IP connection,smart bro i had lousy signal and service cancelled after 1 week then found out i had to go to Tacloban to get my P999 deposit refunded, after 4 trips to Tacloban with my wife to get other things and our refund at P440 a trip, Smartbro never did produce our refund, “still in processing” after 4 months. Smartbro does offer a usb plug in service as does Globe tattoo i have relatives,friends using both they get decent connections but here in Samar don’t look for Amazing internet speeds it don’t exist.
        Having been in Tacloban many times i can say i preffer Calbayog to live, less drinking water problems,no flooding here,less motor traffic, cheaper to live, but you do give up access to more shopping and quality items, soon to change in Calbayog when our malls open. i enjoy the relaxing pedal trike taxis’ here and less motor vehicles than found in Tacloban, it does offer more direct access to other parts of the Phillippines depending on what travel ing you do, but Calbayog does have a local airport 2 highways now,and cruise line, so for a little inconvience than Tacloban you can get from Calbayog to anywhere in PH with a little extra effort.

        1. There you go Richard and Perla, that answers your question better than I did.
          I knew Rick had more experience in that area than I did.

    1. Thank you for that information. I was kind of confused because people were telling my wife that they are moving out this month and to the new market next month.
      Maybe it’s the wrong people talking. Maybe they are moving out now and will not be able to open at the new market until April? That doesn’t seem right for the people that have to make a living at the market though. I’ll go by what you say unless I see different.

  4. Im getting robbed,,,,i pay P40 for a shave and P40 for a haircut in Paranaque. OH the injustice!!

  5. Marcial’s Grill owner is Gina, sorry I lost her busines card and number we held our wedding reception and anniversary lunch there. try the Goliath Bite of ribs for a big plate of ribs tastey too!
    I use the Twins-A barbershop too, they just raised price of a shave to p30 but P60 total now for shave and haircut is cheap, just across Magsaysay near the pic you took is also a good female dentist office, i like taking the wife there as needed, always gets us in quick and charges more than reasonable rates.

    1. I’ve contacted her already and she was helpful as usual.
      I’ve been thinking about going to a good dentist myself. I need a cleaning, but I was going to wait until we go back to Texas. If she is good, I could just go here.

    2. About the dentist I forget her name, we have had two opurrtunities to use her first was wifes first dental check up and tooth pain at age 20, she got a cleaning,2 extractions, double dose novacaine, one tooth took long time to extract, and prescription for antibiotics and pain, total p1500, 2nd ime she had swelling took her in exam revealed she was cutting her first widom teeth, prescription for antibiotics and office call p150. neither time did we have to make appointments or wait for more than 10 minutes b4 she was in the only dental chair getting attention.

      1. Happy New Year. I had too much to drink, but I think it not so much that I can’t type this. How did I do? I’m out of aspirin but I hope the Motrin will do the trick. I took 3 of them so I hope they work.
        I’ll answer your dentist question better tomorrow Rick. The vodka is making me not concentrate too well.
        But I didn’t make any spelling mistakes, did I?
        I checked it 3 times, so I hope not.

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