Monday, November 22, 2010

Shopping in Paranaque: BF Ruins

Now called the "Good Shephered Bazaar". BF Ruins has been around for many years now and used to be available only during the Christmas season. Now there are shops open as early as ten in the morning (very few though).

You will find some food stalls in the middle of the bazaar. Here's one that offers Malaysian and Singaporean specialties.

 A lot of stalls sell clothing, for men, women and kids.

Gadgets -- mostly phones and phone accessories. Some stalls offer gaming gadgets and even tablets. Don't expect though the sales ladies to have more info about their products they are selling.

Fashion accessories like hair clips, bags, belts and all kikay stuff abound.

And, of course, dibidi of every kind.

BF Ruins/Good Shepherd Bazaar

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shopping in Paranaque: the Pergola Mall

There is a number of malls in Paranaque, the newest one is Pergola Mall located in BF Homes, Paranaque.

Nestled between BF Ruins and the BF Homes barangay hall, Pergola Mall offers a lot of stuff. It has Robinson's Supermarket, a couple of restaurants and coffee shops, Robinson's Appliance and HandyMan store, boutiques and CDR King.

Pergola Mall is located at BF Homes, Paranaque.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Paranaque Voters Online Inquiry for Precincts

Do you know the location of your precinct for the coming elections?

Find out by sending an email of your full name and complete address to TEAMBERNABE@YAHOO.COM to find out where your precinct is.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Serenitea Cha Kitchen, BF Homes

I love milk tea! I absolutely love it that I actually have a tea blog chronicling tea drink reviews and stores. We found out about Serenitea Cha Kitchen from online friends and we immediately scheduled a visit.

Serenitea is located at Aguirre Avenue in BF Homes.

Nice place to hang out in and they also have free wifi! (They open quite late though, 12:30 p.m. if I remember correctly).

Their drinks generally look like this.

And they have snacks too!

I fell in love with Serenitea the first time I went and because I loved their tea so much we actually tried out their branch in Greenhills the next day!

Serenitea BF Homes
268 Aguirre Avenue,
BF Homes, Paranaque
Tel. +632-794-3288

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Paranaque City Candidates for Upcoming 2010 Elections

The number of registered voters in Paranaque as of March 17, 2009 are 177,092 for the 1st District and 162,993 for the 2nd District.  As the May 2010 elections are soon approaching, it is best to at least know and be acquainted with the candidates and which positions they are running for in Paranaque City.  Here is the official list of candidates:

Mayor Candidates

  • Bernabe, Florencio Jr Mayuga "Jun" (LKS-KAM)
  • Marquez, Joey Perez "Tsong" (IND.)
  • Zialcita, Eduardo Castro "Edza" (NP)

Vice Mayor Candidates

  • Tambunting, Gustavo Suarez "Gus" (LKS-KAM )
  • Yllana, Andres Jose Jr. Garchitorena "Anjo" (PMP )

Member, House of Representatives (1st District)

  • Bernabe, Rolando Mayuga "Roland" (LKS-KAM)
  • Densing, Epimaco III Verano "Jun Jun" (NPC)
  • Javier, Edison Saddi "Ed" (IND.)
  • Magsombol, Fortunata Cueto "Naty" (IND.)
  • Olivarez, Edwin De Leon "Edwin" (LP )
  • Wenceslao, Delfin Jr. De Jesus "Ding" (IND.)

Member, House of Representatives (2nd District)

  • Golez, Roilo Solis "Roilo" (IND.)
  • Montaño, Pedro Cartajena "Pete" (PMP)

Councilors (1st District)

  • Allanigue, Rufino Mendoza "Rufing" (LKS-KAM)
  • Aragon, Benito Bautista "Bining" (LP)
  • Arcilla, Romeo Gonzales "John" (NPC)
  • Baes, Ricardo Jr Lim "Eric" (LKS-KAM)
  • Biboso, Jerry Lucas Gumayan "Jerry" (NPC)
  • Bobadilla, Gaspar Balbas "Sonny" (IND.)
  • Brigola, Dong Percival Dalupang "Dong" (NP)
  • Campano, Lorna De Leon "Baby" (LP)
  • De Leon, Audie Daddy San Jose "Odi" (IND.)
  • Delos Santos, Joy Lazaro "Kalinga" (LKS-KAM)
  • Duñgo, Antonio Mozas "Marc" (NPC)
  • Estrera, Julio Robledo "Julie" (IND.)
  • Ferrer, Abundio Biason "Jim" (LP)
  • Gabriel, Raquel Capuno "Raquel" (LKS-KAM)
  • Gonzalez, Axel Villaruel "Axel" (IND.)
  • Inciong, Brillante Virata "Bok" (NP)
  • Isunza, Tito Mingo "Toti" (IND.)
  • Nava, Roselle Paulino "Roselle" (NP)
  • Nery, Jaime Jr Jose "Jimmy" (LP)
  • Olivarez, Eric De Leon "Eric" (LP)
  • Romey, Florante Jr Cruz "Jun" (LKS-KAM)
  • Ross, Dino Medrano "Guevarra" (IND.)
  • Salic, Venesa "alma M" Lacsamana "Ness" (LKS-KAM)
  • Salvador, Jon Allic "Bodjie" (LKS-KAM)
  • San Juan, Andre Roy Nerva "Andre" (IND.)
  • Unizan, Eulalio Jr. Cruz "Junior" (IND.)
  • Villafuerte-densing, Joan Aringo "Bantay Bata" (NPC)
  • Webb, Jason Pagaspas "Jason" (LKS-KAM)
  • Yabut, Fortunato Peña "Forting" (IND.)

Councilors (2nd District)

  • Amurao, Florencia Naguiat "Beng" (LKS-KAM)
  • Antipuesto, Carlito Digao "Doods" (LKS-KAM)
  • Benzon, Edwin Rondolo "Bong" (LKS-KAM) 
  • Bernabe, Florencio III Cristi "Benjo" (LKS-KAM)
  • Bonsol, Hilario Leaño "Larry" (LKS-KAM)
  • Bustamante, Conchita Serrano "Baby" (LKS-KAM)
  • Cadano, Maria Severina Fernandez "Rina" (NP)
  • Castillo, Arnold Caguiola "Arnold" (IND.)
  • Davila, Karlo Lising "Karlo" (NP)
  • De Asis, Maritess Baylon "Tess" (NP)
  • Favis, Vincent Kenneth Marasigan "Binky" (LP)
  • Golez, Jose Enrico Toledo "Rico" (LKS-KAM)
  • Macaraig, Ronald Dequino "Ronald" (IND.)
  • Panaligan, Ramon Barron "Monlapis" (PMP)
  • Puzon, Generoso Velez "Gene" (PMP)
  • Resuello, Felix Giron "Alamat" (PMP)
  • Serrano, Chito Cudiamat "Chit" (IND.)
  • Serrano, Roberto Jr Ramilo "Butch" (IND.)
  • Sotto, Valmar Castelo "Val" (LKS-KAM)
  • Visitacion, Albert Jr. Aportadera "Allan" (IND.)
  • Yllan, John Ryan Garchitorena "Ryan" (PMP)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fresh GenSan Tuna in Paranaque

After experiencing fresh tuna in GenSan (check out this video) I got spoiled and made the assumption that it's only in GenSan that you will get the best tuna. We were brought to Citra Mina before we left GenSan and we were told that they have branches in Paranaque!

I've passed by Citra Mina countless of times (in BF and Multinational), but never had the chance to check it out. After sampling my Tito's yummy grilled tuna I told myself I'd go the first chance I got.

The store keepers were really warm and helpful. Here are some photos from their store in Multinational.


Citra Mina Multinational
Brgy. Sto. Nino, Multinational Access Road
Paranaque City
Tel. No. +632-820-6080

Citra Mina Sucat
#8 President Ave.
Tahanan Village
Sucat, Paranaque City
Tel. No. +632-8076459

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Paranaque Central Post Office

I've lived in Paranaque all my life, but never got the chance to visit the central post office. It's located on Sucat Road (going towards Duty Free), near SM Sucat after the overpass and sits by a curb (so it's easy to miss). If you reach the second overpass after SM Sucat it means you missed it already.

If you don't have a car you can ride any jeep or FX that passes through Sucat Road and just tell the driver that you're going down at the Post Office.

Here's a map that can help you find the Paranaque Central Post Office.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Photo: C5 Extension

This is the 1st kilometer of the highly controversial C5 extension which starts from Multinational Village and crosses Sucat Road via a flyover. Then it passes between the two buildings of SM Sucat mall and extends all the way to Las Pinas.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

RR Plants and Planters

A home will only be complete with some greenery in it. It was my Mom who brought us some plants, but we eventually had to re-pot them because they outgrew the plastic plant bag.

One place to get pots, plants and other garden materials is Plants & Planters at France Street, Better Living Subdivision Paranaque.

Clay pots range from PhP5 to PhP20 each. They also have bigger pots and planters. Mixed soil is just PhP50 per sack.

They also sell flowering plants, air plants, cactus', ferns etc.

RR Plants and Planters
France St., Better Living Subdivision
Paranaque City

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Maynilad Offers Free Septic Tank Clean-up to Paranaque Residents

We've been experiencing some strange things in our bathroom and found out that it was due to the septic tank. Good thing Maynilad's offering free septic tank clean-up for Paranaque Residents. You can check out their schedule at the Maynilad website or call 981-3401 or 981-3402.

The horrifying adventure about our septic tank can be read at Mabuhay ang Bagong Kasal.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

KSA MAGIC Opens at SM Bicutan

KSA MAGIC Skin Whitening Store is the newest store to open at SM City Bicutan. Gladys Reyes will be present to open the newest branch on March 15, 2010 at 2:00pm.

It's a unique soap made from natural ingredients. It is a delightful blend of components having whitening, moisturizing and nourishing properties.

KSA MAGIC Skin Whitening Store is located at the 1st Floor of SM City Bicutan, Dona Soledad Avenue Corner West Service Road , Paranaque.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sizzling Pepper Steak Opens Near BF Homes

Sizzling Pepper Steak opens its newest branch at the CMSR Bldg along Presiden't Avenue in BF Homes, Sucat.

The restaurant which serves the popular Japanese pepper steak concept and variations has opened their 18th store in the Philippines. They offer cot-plate steak meals and side dishes at affordable prices.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Photo: a stretch of the Metro Manila Skyway which majority of it runs through Paranaque City on top of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tax Amnesty for Real Estate Owners

Last December 10, 2009, Mayor Florencio Bernabe has passed Ordinance No. 09-15 which is an ordinance providing for financial relief through tax holidays for a limited period to owners of real properties in the city of Paranaque.  This was enacted by the Sangguniang Panglungsod.

Owners of undeclared or misdeclared properties who voluntarily declared them for tax purposes before March 31, 2010 will only need to pay the basic tax without penalties or surcharges for the past 5 years instead of paying the tax for the full 10 years.  

Also, delinquent real properties which have not been issued notice of delinquency by the City Treasurer may also pay their taxes without penalties or surcharges.

The tax amnesty period is from January 1, 2010 to March 31, 2010.

For more information, visit the city website at

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bastilles Cafe Undergoing Renovation

Bastilles Cafe is one of the small but cozy cafes along Dona Soledad Ave. which serves full rice meals, pastas and sandwiches aside from the popular hot and cold drinks and cakes a cafe usually is known for. The interior has couches and pillows making it a cozy place to hang out. They also offer free wifi within the cafe.

Unfortunately, the cafe is currently undergoing renovation. We hope to see a new and better cafe soon.

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Bastille Cafe is located along Dona Soledad Avenue in Betterliving Subdivision.