Here’s the latest update on building our new home in the Philippines. I’ve included some new photos to go along with this post and have added some additional information regarding our recent property dispute. We’re currently starting on Week 14 of this project. Prior to the start of construction, my brother-in-law Joery and his crew manufactured a new nipa hut on our nearly 13,000 square meter lots located on the mango island province of Guimaras. The nipa hut will serve as the new digs for my 84-year-old father-in-law who is afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease.
I’m a simple man. I like my beer cold. And I like to drink in pleasant surroundings with a fan blowing a cool breeze on my fat face. I can have all of that and more, at the brand new Shirven Hotel in Guimaras, our mango island home province.
Our new roof in the Philippines, manufactured in Cebu, finally gets delivered to our new home construction site on the mango island province of Guimaras. The roof, made at the Union Galvasteel plant in the Queen City of the South, was to have been delivered this past Friday afternoon. It didn’t make it on Friday as promised. Seems no one from the roofing company made sure the new roof was loaded on the ship that would take it to Iloilo. At Iloilo, our Union Galvasteel representative, Jolex, as in “Rolex,” was to have it loaded on their truck and then put onto the local ferry which would take it to Guimaras.
Here’s the latest progress report on our new home in the Philippines on the mango island province of Guimaras in Western Visayas were we reside. Construction is going into Week Five and the following pictures were taken only a few days after the latest post regarding this enterprise. Our new house will be the dwelling for five people and covers over 3,000 square feet. It will have four bedrooms and four corresponding CR’s, Comfort Rooms, one for each bedroom which will include a guest bedroom.
That’s my sister-in-law Alida, who as Director of the Guimaras Joyful Preschool, continues to educate young minds as she tutors an adolescent charge early one Saturday morning. Alida’s institute of learning has grown from an initial enrollment of 19 pupils to well over 70 students in only a few years. She now has a waiting list, and along with her husband Joery, are planning to build a new classroom adjacent to the present structure to handle the increasing enrollment demands.
The road crew in Guimaras, the island province in Western Visayas that my asawa and I reside, has been making excellent progress on highway improvements in our immediate area. It won’t be long until my spouse and I will be driving our new truck on these new widened pathways making navigating the mango island much easier. And, as a 62-year-old geezer, I’m all for making our own “pocket of paradise” more comfortable and less stressful.