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Gaisano Grand Mall Calbayog N/A ATT

Gaisano Grand Mall Calbayog N/A ATT

[smartads] Now I’m not saying that the Gaisano Grand Mall in Calbayog is going to look like this.  I am just putting a picture of one of their Grand Malls here to see.  I specify “Grand Mall” because it seems they have different mall names for different types of malls for some reason.  That is what lead me to believe that the one they plan to build here will be similar to the picture.  I think the one in the picture is on Bohol.  By the way the “N/A ATT” in the title (in case you don’t know) means “not applicable at this time”.

I found the following entry at: and other places also.

Gaisano Grand Mall Calbayog (TBC)                          Calbayog City, Samar

That (TBC) must mean “To Be Constructed” because there is no mall even close to one that looks like that one in the picture.  Five Star Commercial is the closest thing and even that is not close, at all.

UPDATE:  a/o Sept 30 2011 –

Supposedly this new mall is to be built at the current site of the cock fight arena.  The arena and several of the surrounding houses are being evacuated at this time to make room for this new mega structure.  It’s sure going to have a beautiful view of the ocean at that location.  I know this because Vicky lives in this area and she has been asked to move.  Now they are not just being evicted.  Vicky said that they have been offered a piece of land up the road that will be paid for, for them but must be re-paid.  The repayment is only about P200 per month though.  That’s a good deal even for most of the poor people in this area.  In addition to that they will all be given P10,000 ($225-$230), which will come in handy because they must build their own house on the new land.

Now in case you are a super sleuth or something and are wondering why people are being evacuated and only being given P10,000 for their land…well it isn’t there land, in most cases, maybe all cases.  Vicky and the majority of the people there are squatters.  So this is actually an excellent deal for them.  The new land that they are getting will be theirs after they finish paying.  Just to have an opportunity to own land is something that they most likely never would have had before.  Plus they get an additional P10,000.  I’ll bet a lot of them have never seen P10,000 all at one time before.  I know Vicky is pretty happy about it and I think it has squelched any ideas of her moving to Manila and leaving us in March.

I also learned today that this new mall WAS suppose to be built downtown where the old open market is now.  That’s one of the reason why they started the new open market closer to our house.  However there was a problem with the mall directors and the city directors on some of the details concerning the building of the mall.  Evidently it was decided that it would be easier to build it here in Bagacay.

Okay that’s the scoop on the current rumors about this new mall.  I’ll give you more details either in a special post on in the regular post as I find out about them.  If you remember back when I first started this blog, I told you that I had a feeling this area would be building up.  I thought this because of the Ciriaco Hotel and the luxurious style that they are being to the area.  Why would anyone what to pay those high prices for a hotel not close to anything?  I was thinking that they know something that I don’t, and we would be seeing a lot of improvements in the area.  I know this wasn’t planned at the time, but just for them to pick this area to build it, says something.  I do have a few more points to make in relation to this mall, but they are better served by posting them on my blog entry for the day.  Check out the 22 Feb 11 entry for those details and other interesting and not always interesting items.


  1. there’s new news about gaisano in the thread it will be built in bagacay and is about 40,000 SQ. Meters and they will just build a hypermart in the public market

    • Heading there to check it out now.

      • If you’ll get pics post it in the thread

        • Will do…if I can. Remember last time I couldn’t get it to work. If I can’t I’ll put them on here and you can just move them to the other post.

          • the mall will be in the highway and the back part will be in magsaysay blvd. extension, it’s just a few meters from the cokpit arena, construction will start immediately after all the paper work will be filed

          • Yep..that’s right over here by us. We’re only a couple minute walk from the cock pit area. The mall people will have a better view of the ocean there. Also I e-mailed Subway, Scholotsky’s (spelling), KFC and Popeye’s to make sure they knew about this mall being built in case they wanted to put a restaurant in there. Subway and Scholotsky’s said they would check into it. I didn’t hear back from the other two.


    • Maybe it was clear to you, since you speak Tagalog, but I had to get my wife to look at it and she is not very computer savvy. It seems that the mall will be built downtown, as originally thought, and the cockfight arena is going to be torn down, but only to make a road going to the new public market and bus terminals. Is that what it said? Is there going to be a warehouse here in Bagacay for Gaisano?
      For anyone reading that knows Tagalog and wants to know, the site is: – if you have to join to view, it’s worth it. They have lots of pictures and area information and it’s all free.

    • Naturally I wish it was going to be built in this area, but as long as Calbayog is getting the mall, that’s the most important thing. I’m happy for the employment it will bring to this area. Since it seems that the main road to the new public market and new bus terminals will be nearby, maybe some big businesses will deem it profitable to build something close to this area too. We’ll just have to wait and see.

      • Gaisano bought 7000 square meters of land near the cokfight arena. The city government doesn’t know what gaisano will do with it but 7000 square meters is too big for a warehouse it might be another mall or department store

        • That’s interesting. I guess it’s another thing that we’ll just have to wait and see on.

    • Yes I have it. I was just about to register when this message came in. After I register, I’m going to ask if anyone else has heard anything about the new mall.

      • I tried to register, but it denied me. It seems to think I am a spammer. I’ve already e-mailed them to review it. I don’t even know how to be a spammer, so that kind of funny actually. I’m just wondering why it came up that way though.

        • we new it was going to be built since january 2009 but the public market was denied and then they planned in rawis but the government blocked it and then they planned to put in the old public market again and now they have denied the public market again

          I have an unused file I could give you the username is diokersani and the pasword is powerups

          • I’ll wait to see what they say from the site first. I see no reason they should deny me, but we’ll wait and see.
            Thanks though.

      • we new it was going to be built since january 2009 but the public market was denied and then they planned in rawis but the government blocked it and then they planned to put in the old public market again and now they have denied the public market again

        • I don’t know anything about all that other stuff, all I know is that people are being paid to leave out of that area because they were told that the new mall is going to be built there.
          I see that you put my post on the skyscraper site. That’s cool. I hope we get some more information from it. Also I hope it increases my traffic to my site a bit more.

          • don’t register using Google chrome because it will identify you as a spammer but if you register with internet explorer it wouldnt identify you as a spammer

          • I don’t have IE, but I have Firefox and Chrome. I think I’ve been using Firefox for that, but I’ll double check.

  3. it is the forum for samarnons like me from calbayog and other parts of samar you could join it if you want

    • Yeah I found it. I guess there is nothing in there about the new mall yet?

  4. Have you ever been to the skyscrapercity samar thread 7 page if you have any information you could share it with us forumers

  5. My mom owns a shop in the market and that place is gonna be the location of a new road to the new public market

    • So maybe the road will run from the mall to the market, they won’t be that far apart. What is that skyscrapercity samar thread 7 page? Sounds interesting.

  6. because that area is suppose to make way to the road road to the new public market???

    • I can tell you that the people that live in that area have been told that the mall is coming and it is going to be right there. Our house lady is one of them that is displaced.
      I’ve also been told that it was suppose to be downtown at the old market site, but they had problems resolving issues.

  7. are you sure

    • Am I sure of what?

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