Monday, February 20th, 2017

What we’ve learned about roofing systems, roof trusses, roofing materials and cost of roofing in the Philippines as part of our house building project. Roofing systems have become very standardized in the Philippines.  What we describe here is the roof system that goes on most houses except the very high end such as real clay tile or cement tile, a few asphalt shingle roofs and the Nipa or sheet steel roofs of the ordinary “bahay” – native house. Steel trusses of various designs rise from the topmost concrete roof …

Shopping for cement blocks (called hollow block) in the Philippines is …

Citibank Savings Branch in Iloilo City, Philippines Citibank announced that it will close it’s Iloilo, Philippines branch as of February 4, 2009.  The branch was opened to great fanfare in 2006.  See http://www.thenewstoday.info/2006/11/17/citibank.savings.inc.launching.html Citibank Savings customers were invited to transfer their accounts to the Citibank Savings branch in Bacolod City which will remain open. This is another in a series of blows to international banking in Iloilo City and in Iloilo’s rivalry with Bacolod City.  In 1982 Iloilo lost its HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) branch which had …