I know that the construction of SM City Sorsogon (Brgy. Balogo or Brgy. Mahingan?, beside the central terminal) is now in full swing, but I didn’t get wind of the opening year until now when I encountered this article.
Once this opens up, the traffic in Brgy. Balogo/Mahingan will surely shoot up – you will have customers coming as far as Bulan (those from the north will go to SM City Legazpi) just like when SM Savemore opened up. Thus, the diversion road will surely come handy during this time. Even then, I am sure that the narrow roads of Sts. Peter and Paul Ville subdivision will be full of passing vehicles to enter the city proper – not today, but in a few years. And normally, when SM mall pops out on a place, small vendors suffer. I am not being a hypocrite (my family purchases most of our stuff from SM), but I am just saying.
Is this progress? Can’t the old be successful with the new?
While checking for any related articles on Sorsogon and I found this from Yummy.
What’s ironic is that it mentioned that Pili is found generally in Bicol – perhaps, but the bulk really came from Sorsogon. And of all products to mention Sorsogon, it’s lobster. I know that lobster is availabe from our coast, and consider to be great-tasting. But I also know that most if it can be found on protected marine sanctuary. And what about the baluko?
Kinilaw na Baluko
But I guess this article is about context.
During our time in the nineties, wara sin mga kotse sa sulod san campus. Kun igwa man, basi bisita pero bihirahunon. Nan an mag estudyante naguuruli sin mga alas singko emedya o alas sais. Diyut na lang sana an tawo pag abut sin mag alas siyete (kaupod ako didto). Pero an mag estudyante sa Main Building mas damu pa kay mga graduating an mga yadto, lalo na an opisina sin Luzon Tip.
Students on their way out of the oval area (we call it back in the days) around 630pm. The building on the right is the former canteen maintained by the late Mrs. Samar.