Friday, January 12th, 2018

Indian/Pakistani groceries and spices are available in Manila at the Assad Ali Minimart, UN Ave, near Paco Park. Phone 02-526-1349 or 02-526-5034 Indian groceries at Raja Market in Iloilo City

Flower Shop at Iloilo Public Market Want to buy a boquet of flower for your sweetheart? Head to the stalls at the Iloilo Central Market where you’ll find several vendors along the outside of the market on Rizal Street.  Not in Iloilo do do your own flower shopping.  On our next visit we’ll try to get the phone numbers of some of the vendors and post them here.

December 14, 2008 We just got back from grocery shopping in Iloilo City and thought we’d share the prices we paid. Iloilo Central Public Market: Pork loin P140 per kilo Squid P150 per kilo Mangos P80 per kilo Bananas (Lacatan) P40 per kilo Cucumber P40 per kilo String Beans P30 per kilo Squash P20 per kilo Cabbage P60 per kilo Large Eggs P60 per dozen Red Onions P60 per kilo Potatoes P50 per kilo Carrots P40 per kilo At the Iloilo Supermarket: Chicken Breast with Wing P127 per kilo Iloilo “Pina” Smoked Ham P350 per kilo Baguette – small French bread P29 per loaf Bran Bread – P43 per loaf At McDonald’s: Regular Cheeseburger P47

A Tigbauan, Iloilo digital photo essay; Tigbauan history, Tigbauan heritage, architecture, 18th century Spanish church, Tigbauan municipal hall, Tigbauan market, Tigbauan beach resorts, real estate and more. Entering Tigbauan – Tigbauan’s Saludan Festival banner Tigbauan Church and Convent from Tigbauan Market Tigbauan Church from Plaza Pretty garden in Tigbauan Church courtyard Tigbauan Municipal Hall from Plaza Entrance According to this plaque the Tigbauan Municipal Hall was built in 1960 Bandstand at Tigbauan Plaza Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines – Plaza Sunday is a busy market day in Tigbauan Tigbauan has one of the busiest small town markets. As a foreigner I often misjudge things. Tigbauan looks like a small town. By North American standards it looks like a town of 2,000 or 3,000. In actuality, the municipality of Tigbauan is has a population of over 50,000! Most buy their essentials in the market. Tigbauan is about 25 km from Iloilo City, too far for everyday shopping. Sunday is Tigbauan’s market day and on that day it’s packed with vendors and shoppers but the market operates seven days per week. Although it’s one of the busiest markets the damp and dark market facilities really need an upgrade to make shopping there a…

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 …