In Photos: Things You Can No Longer See In Baybay City Today

Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, is quoted as saying “change is the only constant in life.” Listed below are things & places in Baybay City that can no longer be seen today in 2017.

Buildings at A. Bonifacio Street co. Rizal Boulevard 


Today, the building on the left is now a 3-storey commercial space and a water refilling station stands on the right.

Baybay Barbecue Lane


Today, a construction of a new reclamation area is underway to provide a new space for new commercial establishments and Gaisano Metro.

Barbecue Houses On Bamboo Stilts


Today, the area has been reclamated into a vast holding area for cargoes and a parking space.

Holiday Theater


Today, the infamous theater is now in ruins since it was bombed by unknown perpetrators on December 1982.

Concrete Slides & Monkey Bars at Plaza Independencia



Today, the plaza has been completely facelifted and the concrete slides are now replaced with an all-weather fiberglass slides. The plaza has new pathways and landscaping.



Marketplace (left) | Photo by Doreen Dañas

Today, the former site of the city’s market place is Prince Town, the city’s largest shopping center.

Lampposts at the Seaside Promenade


Today, the black lampposts have been replaced with solar-powered lampposts.

Cottage at VSU Beach

Kiosk at VSU Beach | Photo by Point & Shoot Asia

The cottage was destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Feeling nostalgic? Well, there’s still a lot of things and places you can no longer see in the city today. Have some photos to share? send us an email. What place in Baybay City did you miss the most?


7 thoughts on “In Photos: Things You Can No Longer See In Baybay City Today

  1. Hello! My father is from Baybay but been staying in Manila since then. So, sad to say, have not been there until now.
    But, my husband and I would really like to explore the place soon. Thanks for sharing, at least I’ve got to see the old Baybay. God bless 😄

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Alden Escabarte 21 Jan 2017 — 2:26 pm

      Hi Malou! Thanks for your comment. You should visit the city this summer and check out the destinations! 🙂


  2. I kinda miss the old Baybay esp the bbqhan sa may pantalan. Huhuhu 😥

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Alden Escabarte 21 Jan 2017 — 2:24 pm

      Hi Clifford! Me too! I miss dining with a stunning view of the sunset at sea + nice sea breeze.


  3. Princess Nathally Neo Jao 22 Jan 2017 — 2:59 am

    No more barbeque lane?!? 😰 One of the place i want to go and dine when i get back. Plaza and pantalan. I miss that place. Lots of memories. Highschool days.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Alden Escabarte 22 Jan 2017 — 8:54 am

      Hi Princess! Yeah, the barbecue lane has long been gone, about 4 years ago if I’m not mistaken. But the barbecue park has been relocated though; same great taste of the chicken barbecue! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  4. florentino ternura viloria 5 Mar 2017 — 1:36 pm

    Where I first viewed The Ten commandments.. the HOLIDAY THEATER..

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