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21 thoughts on “Saturday – 25 Jun 2011

  1. they akready started expanding, construction already started they are still constructing the 3th and 4th floors, they bought the building owned by zencho footstep who transferred to rosales blvd.

    1. Well I guess I need to get downtown more and when I’m there pay more attention to things. I’ll be in town this weekend and I’ll see what I’ve been missing.

  2. What happened to the meeting of the owners of the property to be affected by Gaisano? Did it push through?

    1. Last I heard the down payment had already been given. I am double checking that for you.
      Thank you for reading and commenting on my website.

    2. This is the information I saw that was dated June 13, 2011.

      ACCORDING TO A RELIABLE SOURCE FROM THE CITY HALL, THE MALL WILL BE BUILT IN BRGY. BAGACAY NEAR THE NEW PUBLIC MARKET, THEY BOUGHT A 4 HECTARES(APPROX.) LOT THERE AND THEY BOUGHT IT FROM MY RELATIVES THATS WHY I HAVE SOME KNOWLEDGE BOUT IT, IN FACT GAISANO ALREADY GAVE THEIR DOWN PAYMENT FOR THE LOT AND STILL WORKING FOR SOME PAPERS WORKS TO BE DONE, WHILE IN THE OLD PUBLIC MARKET THEY WILL BE BUILDING A GAISANO HYPER-MART, BUT STILL SOME PAPERWORK HAS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED PARA MAKAPAGSIMULA ANG CONSTRUCTION.

      I will be monitoring the situation and if it changes I will be posting it on this website, so keep checking back. Anything I hear on it will get posted here.

        1. I really hope so. I am so tired of having to go all the way to Tacloban just to do my shopping at the supermarket. But more importantly it will bring many jobs to the people around here and improve the economy tremendously.

          1. Five star commercial is also expanding, they will include one restaurant(mang inasal) which is a first for calbayog, I dont know what they will do with the 2,3 and 4th floors of their new building but I hope it would be a supermarket

          2. Me too, but aren’t supermarkets normally on the first floor. It make deliveries easier. Where will they be expanding at?

  3. Thanks george and jhon for the info,that helps alot.I was reading a post on live in the philippines on this subject.Some say you just keep both passports current and others file papers.Sounds like when we enter my wife will have both passports stamped.but i will check these sites to make sure we have things right.thanks again for the info

    1. No problem Wayne I am here to please. I really want to thank George for sharing his expertise on the subject. Getting everyone on here to interact with each other is a goal of mine. So if you see a question that you know the answer to, please answer. If you see a comment that ‘moves’ you then move it some more by replying.

  4. According to Philipine Law if you do not have dual citizen you can not own property in the Philipines unless it is a condo which is still owned 60% by Filipino association. I would check the laws before you invest in that 10 Million house you are planning to build. My wife’s cousin ran into the problem when she moved to the Philippine and bought a 3.5 million house in Manila without dual citizen. They was going to take it from her unless she applied for dual citizen.

  5. Go to http://www.philippineconsulatela.org/ and you will find info on dual citizen and you can down load forms. It explains what is required to become dual citizen. Also give info about Balikbayan. If you cannot find what you are looking for on that site and need more info. Go to http://www.manilatimes.net/news/nation. Look for Persida Acosta she is Public Attorney for the Philippines. You can e-mail her at dearpao@manilatimes.net and she will answer your legal questions about Philippine Laws and will post them in a couple of days on the site in her articles about Philippine laws.

    1. Thanks George. That’s got me thinking I should start a new page on the site for information such as this. Just as soon as I think of a name for it, I just might do that.

  6. John,I have a question about the balikbayan stamp visa.We used it the last time we were in the PI,this time my wife will have her US passport.My question is will she need to
    do any paper work to be a dual citizen or will that be automatic.Does Lita have dual citizen status if so,is it the same to recieve the b stamp.any advice anyone can give would be great.

    1. I guess George gave you a better answer than I could have. Lita does not have dual citizenship, it’s not necessary and she says it’s too much of a hassle. You would be required to pay for and carry 2 passports with you whenever you travel and you’d be required pay taxes in the Philippines. The balikbayan I’m not sure of, but I think so. It’d be best to contact the place that George mentioned to be sure. But I’ll ask around and do a little research to see what I can find out. You might want to ask about access to other countries, because sometimes different countries have different rules for other visiting countries. Would the visiting country consider both citizenship’s or only the one that has the most difficult regulations. I hope that made sense. Coming in the next time will be okay though for the balikbayan because right now she is a ‘former’ citizen, same as Lita and we use it all the time. Just so you’ll know, you taught me something that I didn’t know. I didn’t know that you could get balikbayan status if your spouse is still a Philippine citizen. I never thought to ask because it didn’t apply to me. I double checked with Lita and she confirms … interesting.

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