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Fri. May 14th, 2021

UPDATED 02-23-2020

Here’s a look at the new concrete road near our home in Guimaras. The road improvements extend to the main entrance on a nearby national highway and go fairly close to the main gate of our home. One-half of the road is paved. I imagine that once the concrete cures, the other half of the road will be paved. At least one lane of the road will be open to traffic.

I haven’t measured the length of the improvements but once both sides of the new roadway are completely, I’ll note the distance on our truck’s odometer.

The sections of the road shown above were especially treacherous when the rainy season hit as the road is on an incline. The road would get extremely muddy and difficult to traverse.

We are so delighted to see this improvement and sincerely appreciate it.

THANKS AGAIN! Guimaras Governor Gumarin and his Public Information Officer Jaypee Kein G. Entredicho, and Provincial Engineering Dept., Chief Engineer Lolit and her crew.

UPDATED 02-14-2020

I am happy to report that paving of our road has commenced! Crews have been pouring concrete at a rapid pace. We want to again say thank you to Guimaras Governor Gumarin and his Public Information Officer Jaypee Kein G. Entredicho, and Provincial Engineering Dept., Chief Engineer Lolit and her crew.

Without their help, this project may never have been accomplished.


(Pictures will be posted in the next update)


It’s that time of year again in the Philippines, monsoon season.  The unpaved motorway to our new home had been in a desperate state of disrepair for weeks. Thanks to Guimaras Governor Gumarin and his Public Information Officer Jaypee Kein G. Entredicho, we were able to get our road mended during last year’s rainy season. With the vital assistance of our Provincial Engineering Dept., Chief Engineer Lolit in Guimaras, along with her hard-working crew of drivers and laborers, we are once again able to traverse our road.

Four-Wheel Drive?

We could have purchased a four-wheel drive vehicle years ago that would have cost an additional 500,000 pesos, 10,000 US dollars. I wasn’t willing to shell out the extra bucks. However, our Ford Ranger is said to have the second highest clearance of any truck in the Philippines, after the Land Rover, so we opted for the two-wheel drive, automatic transmission diesel-fueled Ranger.

The muddy road was difficult to drive on but not anymore!

Great improvement!

Permanent Repair on the Horizon?

We have received word from a neighbor who attended a meeting held by our local mayor that permanent road repairs on our thoroughfare are pending.

After the next road repair project in our municipality is completed, an overhaul of our boulevard will begin. That’s extremely encouraging news!

At one point we were not even able to even use our Ford Ranger as two inclines on our road were too dangerous to navigate. We had to walk out to the main road for two weeks and catch a ride from a tricycle to do our shopping. However, Engineer Lolit and her crew came through for us this past Thursday and did additional road grading and dumped truckloads of white rock which has made our road a joy to ride on again.

A BIG THANKS to Guimaras Guv Gumarin’s PIA Jaypee, Provincial Engineer Lolit,  & the Provincial Road Crew

It’s a blessing to have such a responsive group of government officials and employees that respond to the concerns of their residents.

By The Kano

POST AUTHOR: "THE KANO." Dave DeWall, "The Kano", is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of "Philippines Plus" in publication since August 2009. He is also the CEO of Lizard Poop Productions and author of the best-selling guide book "The Philippines Expat Advisor." Dave moved to the Philippines in July 2009 from Central Illinois with his lovely wife of over 21 years, "The Sainted Patient Wife." The couple reside in a rural province in Western Visayas, Guimaras. The small island province is said to have the sweetest mangoes in the world. They do not have any children but are the proud owners of eight active canines, including a Belgian Malinois called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people over the years along with one goat and a carabao. "Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.

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