Saturday, April 21st, 2018

We bought the glass for our windows from Iloilo Glass Service , 439 Iznart Street, phone 033-335-0768.  They gave truly superior service.  There were some minor problems, partly our fault.  Iloilo Glass made things right with no hesitation.  188 panes of 3/16″ glass cost us P16,640.  The Iloilo Glass quote was one-half the quote we received from another Iloilo glass shop. For the suspicious

Espanola Fabrics, Iloilo

Our emergency lighting! Emergency lighting. A couple a months ago we moved from Iloilo City to Tigbauan, Iloilo.  That gave us a new electric power supplier.  In Iloilo City we had “PECO” – Panay Electric.  In Tigbauan we have “ILECO”.  ILECO has proved to be far less reliable and that’s not to say that PECO was so great.  Some of the outages have been long — many hours.  We bought a kerosene pressure lamp (similar to a Coleman lamp in the U.S.) for another purpose but it’s proved to be so useful during the night time power outages in …

The United States Embassy in Manila maintains a list of attorneys as a service to United States citizens.  It is primarily intended for the assistance of US citizens who are arrested in the Philippines.  The law firm for Iloilo is: Treñas, Treñas & Rubias Law Offices Address: 2/F Golden Commercial Center Iznart Street, Iloilo City Telephone: (63-33) 337-3021 or 337-9964 or 335-1055 Fax number: (63-33) 335-1075 General practice, civil, commercial, corporate, labor, collection, trade disputes, criminal cases, estates. Notaries Public. The Embassy also has an excellent essay on what to do if arrested in the Philippines at http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwharst.html

We have had very good luck with Attorney Jeanette Ong, Casa Plaza Building (a former hotel …

The Atrium Shopping Center, Iloilo City, Philippines The centrally-located  “Atrium” Shopping Center on General Luna Street,  contains a parking garage, the Day’s Hotel, a large branch of the Iloilo Supermarket and several restaurants (including a two-story McDonald’s) and shops. The “Home Store” is one of the best places to buy fancy kitchen and household appliances, equipment and accessories.  The Iloilo Supermarket at the Atrium has the best selection of imported food in Iloilo City.  They also stock salad greens and herbs.  The seafood is also good but more expensive than at the public markets.  We’re …