On the corner of De Vera and Rizal Streets, BDO, SM Savemore and Jollibee stand. But before BDO and SM Savemore, it was part of Licup Hall of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Licup Hall is now part of the rear section of SM Savemore, and was connected to the priests’ quarters. The said hall was a function hall and could still remember attending a religion-related activity.
Meanwhile, the front of BDO and SM Savemore was once a gas station, Petron – one of the 3 or 4 gas stations back in the 80s. Also, it’s where the zero kilometer marker was located. Apparently, the marker was moved to Brgy. Balogo.
And the 2nd branch of Jollibee, it was Robertson’s Department Store. The said department store came from Naga City, and I suspect was named after the department store owned by the Gokongweis. This Jollibee branch is the only one with the drive-thru service, unlike the first branch at LKY building.