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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Pili in Macau


Found these Pili candies in Macau. From what I gathered, Pili is one of the popular candies in the city. Sadly it just says, Product of the Philippines

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News on Typhoon Ruby (Bagyong Hagupit) and Sorsogon

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NGCP: 9.5-hour power interruption in parts of Sorsogon on Dec. 2 | Economy | GMA News Online

Parts of Sorsogon may be without power for nearly 10 hours on Tuesday, Dec. 2, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said.


SORECO II Logo. Image via Bicoltoday.com.

In an advisory issued Nov. 29, the NGCP said the power interruption will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in parts of the province.

Affected will be customers of Sorsogon Electric Cooperatives I and II.

This seeks to facilitate the replacement of poles and other line fittings and hardware, the NGCP said. Joel Locsin/KG, GMA News

Original article is from GMA News posted on December 1, 2014.

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Wanted: Pili Sap (Sahing)

To all readers,

We have one reader who is looking for saving for their adhesive production. If you know somebody who can provide the raw materials to Junji Alvia (junjialvia@gmail.com / +63-939-910-7650 / +63-908-780-0474), feel free to get in touch with him.

Just a disclaimer, sorsogoncity.wordpress.com is not related to Junji in any way. This is just one of its mission to connect Sorsoganons to different business opportunities.

Dios mabalos!

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Albay gov. thanks Sorsogon, CamSur for aid to Mayon-affected towns

A PAL plane taxis on Legazpi Domestic Airport.

A PAL plane taxis on Legazpi Domestic Airport.

Albay Governor Jose Salceda on Monday thanked Sorsogon and Camarines Sur provinces for extending assistance to some Albay towns affected by the situation caused by restive Mayon Volcano.

In posts on his Facebook account, Salceda said Sorsogon gave P550,000 to Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, Sto. Domingo and Malilipot.

He said Daraga received P150,000, while the four other towns received P100,000 each.

Salceda also thanked Camarines Sur for sending a medical team to Sto. Domingo town in Albay.

The team includes five doctors and eight nurses.

More than 12,000 families from various areas of Albay at the danger zone of Mayon had been evacuated from their homes since the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level there to “3.”

Alert Level 3 means an eruption is due within weeks.

The original article is published at GMA Network on October 14, 2014.


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Nasi’no (Let it Go, Bicol Version)

Kudos sa nag compose san Bikol version san Let it Go.

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