Thursday, January 26, 2017

Spotlight: SM City Bicutan

Conveniently located at the junction of South Luzon Expresway (SLEX), Skyway and Dona Soledad in Paranaque, SM is the best meeting place in the area.   Buses, jeeps, tricycles and other public transport, either pass by or have a terminal at the back of the mall.   There is also ample parking  in both buildings plus a free outdoor parking area, and a bridge/walkway for shoppers who want to cross from one building to the other.

There are a lot of stores here from food to entertainment to services to clothing and homewear.  There's even a bank (BDO), bills payment centers and ATMs scattered throughout the mall for convenience.

The biggest stores here are of course the SM department store and SM Supermarket.  

If you want to hang out, there are several cafes such as J Co, Serenitea, Bo's Coffee, Dunkin Donuts, French Baker and Starbucks.  SM also has 4 cinemas, a food court, an appliance store, a hardware store, a bingo hall and an entertainment center for shows, events and sales.

Speaking of sales, there is one almost every weekend.  So check out what's on sale for that weekend while you're there.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fire in Sitio Pag-asa Sun Valley

Photo by Myra, our neighbor.

Fire broke at Sitio Pag-asa, Sun Valley last night at past 10 in the evening. The fire alarm was eventually set to 5. The fire razed 60 houses affecting 150 families. Fire was put under control at 12:07am and put out at past 1 in the morning.

The affected families are now in the Marimar covered court. Donations for food, water and clothing would be helpful. Please send directly either to Barangay Sun Valley (+632-823-0230) or through Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish (+632-823-1210).


Monday, November 28, 2016

Paying Real Property Tax for the First Time

Being first time home owners we did not understand well the process of paying property tax. The property management office of our condominium just kept saying, "Go to the city hall". A friend of ours warned us that the city hall has the power to sell properties that have unpaid tax. So we immediately made plans to go to the Paranaque City Hall to avoid penalties.

Here's the process we followed:
1. Get your tax declaration number from the mapping unit at the City Assessor's Office.

2. At the Assessor's counter provide your tax declaration number. They will provide you an assessment printout.

3. Head to the City Treasury Office. They will compute the payment you have to make.

4. In the same office head to the payments counter and pay your tax. They only accept cash payments. Check payments will take ten days to clear.

Discounts available for property owners who pay early. More info about it here

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Coming Soon to SM Bicutan! - Starbucks

Brewing soon at Building A of SM City Bicutan is Starbucks. 
Starbucks will be situated at the former location where Watsons resided.  
This will be the 2nd Starbucks along Dona Soledad, the 1st one in Better Living which opened last January 2014.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New Parking Rates for SM City Bicutan

Starting October 5, 2015, SM City Bicutan covered parking (Building A & B) will be charging P25.00 for the first 3 hours, and P5.00 for every succeeding hour thereafter during Monday to Fridays.  
The fixed rate of P25.00 will remain for weekends.

The new parking rates will affect car owners who park their car at SM parking early mornings and commute to work.
The outdoor parking still remains free.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

COMELEC Voter Registration in Paranaque

There's a few weeks left before the deadline for COMELEC Voter Registration.

Here's the schedule for Paranaque:

September 5, 2015 - San Agustin Gym, Barangay Moonwalk
September 11, 2015 - San Dionisio Credit Cooperative, Barangay San Dionisio
September 19, 2015 - BF Federation Homeowners Association Inc. Clubhouse, Barangay BF Homes
September 20, 2015 - Robinson's Supermarket, Barangay BF Homes
September 25, 2015 - SM Bicutan
September 26, 2015 - Belvedere Community Center, Barangay Merville
September 27, 2015 - Robinson's Supermarket, Barangay BF Homes

For updated information please check the COMELEC website.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

e-Pass Offices Closed on May 1 and 9, 2015 just announced their May Office Schedules:

"Please be informed that our e-Pass offices in Bi┼łan, C5, Nichols, and Bicutan will be closed onMay 1, Friday, to observe Labor Day. The said offices will likewise be unavailable on May 9,Saturday, to give way to our company’s team building activity."

Visit for more details.