Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Locally grown organic rice is available in Tigbauan.  Stop by the Sol y Mar Resort to purchase. We paid P40 per kilo.  Our standard rice has been the excellent Dinorado which we have been buying in 10 kilo bags at Robinson’s Supermarket in Iloilo City but we like the fresh taste of the Zayco Natural Farm rice.

Manila Bookstores.  We live in the provinces where it’s practically impossible to buy books, unless you’re looking for a review book for a nursing board exam.  Iloilo is a city of nearly 400,000 souls, a good percentage of them going to the city’s numerous colleges, but we’ve never found a decent bookstore.  (But, there are some good college libraries in Iloilo.) The National Bookstore branches at SM City and Robinson’s mainly have…

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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 …

There are probably hundreds of money changers in Iloilo City. Here are a couple that I have had good luck with, good luck meaning that the exchange rates are good, the bills they have given me are good, they have not been too fussy about the bills I give them and there have been no instances of them trying to shortchange me:My favorite is Valiant Bank , a rural bank that seems to do a lot of money changing. They are located on the east side of Mabini Street, just a block or so from Robinson’s. Kiryu Money Changer , located Just beyond side (Valeria) entrance to Atrium on east side of Valeria Street is also good. Phone 338-1915 for rate.