Updated March 2004
Ed's Sign Art Services
(Across the highway from the Petron Gas Station)
I had them construct and paint a sign for a friend's business and I was very satisfied with the quality and price. They can do T-Shirts, stickers, small signs, billboards and much more. Due to the lack of other media on the island, signage is the most effective advertising tool. If you or a friend has a business in the province you should definitely consider Ed's Sign Art Services.
Rosalie's Sari-Sari Store
Solangon, San Juan, Siquijor
(Located just south of Coral Cay Resort)
(Look for the sign along the highway)
Shop at Rosalie's Sari-Sari Store for snacks, cigarettes, Tanduay, Rice, Soft drinks, Personal care products, etc. Rosalie and I have been friends for many years and it is always a pleasure to visit her. Even it I don't need to buy anything...I sometimes stop just to see her angelic smile.
Samyz Pizza Bar & Restaurant
Mabini St., Siquijor, Siquijor
owner: Claverito Abing
Business Hours: 8:30 am - 12 midnight
Samyz opened in September of 2003. Their constantly expanding menu includes pizza, lasagna, spaghetti, burgers, fries, lumpia, pork chops, beer, mixed drinks, etc. I found this restaurant to be quite clean, the food tasty, and the beer cold. They have a comfortable air-conditioned dining area with two televisions and a cozy bar. Samyz also have a outside dining area on the balcony. No matter what your taste, you are bound to find dining at Samyz a pleasant experience.
Pili, Siquijor, Siquijor
Nonoi is a well known entertainer on the island; commonly referred to as the "blind singer". When ever I meet Nonoi I always ask him for a song and it invariably leaves me smiling. No matter if you just want to hear one song or need an entertainer for a party, Nonoi is sure to please.
Isla De Fuego Art Gallery
Bontod Heights, Larena, Siquijor
(35) 377-2200 or 0916-311-9336
Isla De Fuego Art Gallery features the work of local artists. Unfortunately I did not have the pleasure of viewing most of the art due to the paintings being on display in Dumaguete at the time of my visit. However, I was allowed to photograph some works of art that were not yet completed. If you are in the market for some local art, or just want to appreciate the local talent, visit this gallery.
Lucky Drug Center
344-2151 or 480-5544 or 0920-923-9312
For your medical and personal needs, visit Lucky Drug Center in Siquijor, Siquijor.
Lucky Drug Center is also the contact for "A's Rent-A-Van". For comfortable rides to the Island's scenic location stop by or give them a call.
Lucky Drug Center also has a medical clinic conveniently located next door.
Dr. George Abordo
(Medical Internist & Fellow Diplomate)
Services offered include EKG, Blood-Sugar monitoring, Cholesterol Testing, Electro-acupuncture, etc.
New Solangon Store
Solangon, San Juan
Owner: Alecia M. Balolong
Manager: Damian Baguio
(Store hours: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm)
This store was a welcomed addition to the neighborhood. The New Solangon Store stocks a wide variety of products. Included in their inventory is rice, corn, sugar, personal care items, beverages, canned goods, snacks, school supplies, Tanduay products, ointments, livestocks feeds, and much more.
(035) 377-2326 or 0917-369-4735
During the past few years I have found Optimum Trader offering the best exchange rate for foreign currency; though occasionally just slightly. Some tourist have found it difficult to locate since it is basically a business inside another business. It is located inside the "D. Belciña Jewelry and Gift Shop".
EZ Ride Service
Halo Halo and Food Haus
Bank of the Philippines
Manager: (35) 344-2005 / 480-9080