P287-billion Manila-Sorsogon rail system ready by 2019

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PNR train crossing the Bicutan section.

PNR train crossing the Bicutan section.

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Retired Cop Gunned Down

CAMP GENERAL SIMEON OLA, Legazpi City – A retired police was shot to death yesterday morning by unidentified men in Bacon District, Sorsogon City.

Camp Salvador Escudero Sr., the provincial headquarters for the Philippine National Police. Back in the old days, it was known as Cuartel.

Camp Salvador Escudero Sr., the provincial headquarters for the Philippine National Police. Back in the old days, it was known as Cuartel.

Police report reaching the office of Chief Superintendent Victor P. Deona, Bicol police regional director, identified the victim as retired Senior Inspector Ongorio Coranes, of Barangay Balete, Bacon District, this city.

Malu Calubaquib, PRO 5 spokesperson, said Coranes was shot by three unidentified armed men in the backyard of his house at around 9:30 a.m.

The victim died on the spot from a gunshot wound in the head.

The armed men immediately fled onboard a motorcycle towards Sorsogon City after the killing.

Sorsogon police are conducting investigation to identify the suspects.

Original article is published at Tempo on February 13, 2015.

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Banking in Sorsogon City – Philippine National Bank

One of the original banks that remain standing up to this time - Philippine National Bank. I grew up going with my grandmother picking up her monthly pension cheques. Not until early 2000s that they added another branch along Magsaysay Street - the former location of Land Bank of the Philippines.

One of the original banks that remain standing up to this time – Philippine National Bank. I grew up going with my grandmother picking up her monthly pension cheques. Not until early 2000s that they added another branch along Magsaysay Street – the former location of Land Bank of the Philippines.

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Barbeque sa Gilid san Plasa

The taste of this barbeque reminds me of my childhood fave in plasa. Street vendors show up late afternoon with their sweet and spicy barbeque. I can still remember the thin slices of meat, only four pieces per stick and costs 2.5/stick back then.

The taste of this barbeque reminds me of my childhood fave in plasa, along Magsaysay Street (in front of Good Luck). Street vendors show up late afternoon with their sweet and spicy barbeque. I can still remember the thin slices of meat, only four pieces per stick and costs 2.5/stick back then.

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When are they going to add the Baluko?

The picture is taken on December, 2009. Then, it only shows the Pili nut.

The picture is taken on 2009 in Baywalk. Then, it only shows the Pili nut. It will change 4 years after.

The photo is taken on December 2014. They added a couple of Tahong. I suppose Baluko is just around the corner?

The photo is taken on December 2014. They added a couple of Tahong. I suppose Baluko is just around the corner?

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Mercury Drug Stores in Sorsogon

Two decades ago, there was only a single Mercury Drug store – it was on the same spot where Greenwich Pizza is currently located – technically still along Magsaysay Street. I can’t remember when another Mercury Drug branch showed up on the original JB Line terminal. In any case, having a couple of national chain of drug store is a reflection of growing demand.

Mercury Drug store along Rizal Street, the same spot where the Sorsogon Rural Bank stood a couple of decades ago.

Mercury Drug store along Rizal Street, the same spot where the Sorsogon Rural Bank stood a couple of decades ago.

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D’Best Department Store Hasn’t Change a Bit

I remember 2 department stores back in the early 80s – Good Luck and D’Best – both along Magsaysay Street and just less than 500m apart. But I remember D’Best the most – this is where I got my 1st and only bike – a BMX. I also purchased several bike parts to upgrade my unit. There was a time that it was selling patches that one has to iron on the shirt and they offered military-like patches.

It’s mostly known for its BMX bikes then.

I found a pix of the said store. The facade of the store hasn’t changed as far as I can remember.

D'Best Department Store, one of the couples of department store back in the 80s. It's building hasn't change a bit. Circa Dec'04.

D’Best Department Store, one of the couples of department store back in the 80s. It’s building hasn’t change a bit. Circa Dec’04.

 

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