Maxbank, Puerto Galera

Maxbank is a Thrift Bank in the Philippines.

Updated Locations as 30th October 2019

Maxbank – Sabang, Puerto Galera Branch

No. 54, Barangay Sabang, Puerto Galera, 5203 Oriental Mindoro
Phone: 043 287 3480
Fax: 043 287 3483

Maxbank – Calapan Branch

G/F HOMEMARK Bldg., JP Rizal St., Camilmil, Calapan City, 5200 Oriental Mindoro
Phone: 043 288 1448
Fax: 043 288 1448

MaxBank Head Office, Batangas City.

#24 Antonio A. Pastor Bldg., P. Burgos St., Batangas City, 4200 Batangas
Phone: 043 723 8438
Fax: 043 425 4075

Maxbank – Alabang, Muntinlupa

8th Floor Unit 8A, NOL Tower, Commerce Avenue, Madrigal Business Park, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Phone: 02 845 0747
Fax: 02 845 0747

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April 5, 2011 –
Maximum Microfinance Savings Bank (Maxbank) will be deploying its first automated teller machine (ATM) in Sabang, Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro with the help of Megalink, the country’s pioneering ATM consortium. Maxbank is the newest member of MegaLink. It has its head office at Sabang with one OBO or other banking office in Calapan and another to follow shortly in Batangas.

It has a branch in Puerto Galera.

  • MaxBank, 54 Oppax Building, Sabang, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro Tel: 043 328-8233


Australian National Clayton West killed in Puerto Galera

$5,000 Reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers of Australian Clayton West murdered in Puerto Galera

The relatives of a 52-year Australian national who was murdered in a beach resort here recently have sought the assistance of the Philippine government for the arrest of the suspects in the slaying.

Clayton West, an underwater videographer, was bludgeoned to death on his way home on board his electric bike by unidentified assailants at 1:30 a.m. on April 22 in sitio Kabilang Gulod, Bgy. Palangan, this resort town.

West, who has lived in Puerto Galera resident for 18 years, was returning home to Bgy. Palangan after spending the evening in nearby Bgy. Sabang, when he was brutally killed. The victim suffered two wounds at the back of his head.

He is survived by his Filipina wife and two children, ages 6 and 3.

The Puerto Galera police station has yet to come up with a progress or investigation report on the murder of West since his slaying.

Police Chief Marlon Cabatana said the “investigation is still ongoing as of today as there is no autopsy report yet.” The autopsy report will come from the PNP crime laboratory based at Camp Crame, national headquarters of the Philippine National Police in Quezon City, he said.

“We will inform you if there is a development in the case,” Cabatana told The Standard.

Puerto Galera Mayor Hubbert Christopher Dolor said the “municipal police station is really doing their best to follow whatever leads they have right now. The family (West) can be assured that justice will be served in due time.”

Rudy West, a brother-in-law of the slain videographer, said the family of Clayton in Australia has offered a cash reward of US$5,000 leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers.

Lalaguna Villas, Small Lalaguna Beach, Sabang, Puerto Galera

Lalaguna Villas

Small Lalaguna Beach
Puerto Galera
Oriental Mindoro
Philippines 5203


Phone: 043 287 3696
Mobile: 0917 570 3415

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OurPremiumVillasProperty Owners Description:

Lalaguna Villas Resort in Sabang, Puerto Galera is an exotic beach resort resting along the lush green forest mountains of Mindoro that connect to a white sand, blue water beach. We offer a private villas-style atmosphere with charming Filipino hospitality that is within a short walk from the center of the lively town of Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines. There you can enjoy dining, nightlife, shopping and more. Enjoy World Class Diving and Luxury Accommodations.

Lalaguna Villas offers a superior standard of villas that suit the most discerning traveler with a variety of rooms ranging from our studio accommodations for the budget conscious up to our signature ‘Penthouse’ executive apartment. In April of 2015 we are ranked in the top 6 of resorts in Puerto Galera!

Most of our rooms feature ocean views of one the most renowned tropical diving areas in the world. All our rooms are equipped with the latest facilities and amenities that guests consider a nice confluence of the highest western standard luxuries with local Filipino charm and hospitality.

We are the newest luxury resort on the island. Formerly part of the highly regarded Out of the Blue resort, we set our sights on an even higher standard resort with a more accommodating staff and facilities but with the same great ocean views and private limited access location.

Lalaguna Villas does not use lumpy mattresses and sandpaper bath towels. Instead, we use 320 thread count linens made from pure cotton and each bed is made with four of the finest, dual-chamber pillows from Tencel. Each bathroom is equipped with two sets of plush towels, each set comprising a 720 gram bath sheet, along with a 480 gram bath towel and matching face and hand towels.

We stock all rooms with fifteen liter bottles of purified drinking water dispensers supplying instant hot or chilled water, and replenished as required. Lalaguna Villas water supply is consistent. Our guests won’t suffer from water problems common in many other resorts. All of our taps use water saving shower heads with the best water pressure on the beach.

Humankind cannot survive on water alone. They need food, free WiFi and reliable electric power. Our resort is fully WiFi capable throughout including common areas where you may want to lounge like the pool, bar or clubhouse. For power “brownouts” we have installed battery backups that will power the entire resort for at least twelve hours before we have to turn on the generator. What does that maean for you? Uninterrupted power, and quiet! You should never have to hear our generator during your stay.

Food, you say? Guests and visitors alike can order from our extensive menu prepared by top chefs of cooked-to-order meals, served in your room, on your terrace or poolside. Our kitchen is open 24/7 for your convenience.

In season, please reserve your table for our fantastic sunset happy hours at our CGrill Floating Restaurant and Bar. After happy hour, soothe your palate from a selection of gourmet, international and local dishes that you can pair with one of the largest wine collections in the area.

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Malasimbo Festival 2015, Puerto Galera

The 2015 Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is on March 6th to March 8th and the Malasimbo Lights and Dance Festival is on the 13th March to the 15th March 2015.

Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2015 at

Malasimbo Lights and Dance Festival 2015 at

Bars in Sabang, Puerto Galera

List of Bars in Sabang, Puerto Galera

The intention was to list all the bars in Sabang, but it seems they change names too often to make it worthwhile creating a current list.

However, it seems that there are usually about 5 or 6 bars to choose from, all within a minute’s walk of each other, and all offering the chance to watch Filipina girls strutting on stage. Etc…

Sabang, Puerto Galera is ADULT oriented in the evening!!!

Aldy’s Motorbikes, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Aldy’s Motorbikes

Puerto Galera
Oriental Mindoro


Tel: 0927 437 9724
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Easy, no-fuss rentals, Aldy’s Motorbikes clients can speed away to tour this beautiful island at their own pace, or if preferred, follow one of their experienced guides on a tour of the many stunning destinations available.

They have a great selection of motorbikes available for rental from 110cc semi-automatics, up to 200cc Enduro models for the more adventurous.

These bikes are serviced on a regular basis and are maintained to the highest standards to ensure the customer’s comfort and safety.

Renting a Bike in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Renting a Bike in Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines

From Sabang to White Beach, you can rent a motor bike or scooter for a day from about 500 pesos, with lower costs for a week or more.

In April 2013 I was quoted for a fully automatic Yamaha at 500 pesos per day, or 400 pesos per day if booked for 1 week (2,800 pesos).
This rate was from Noriel Garcia of Sabang Bikers who were delivering two bikes to the resort that I was staying at in Little Tabinay.

These ones:
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The price included helmets.

Motorcycle Rentals in Puerto Galera:

I have heard of rates of 1,000 peso per day being quoted, and while looking around I did see one website quoting:

110ccc/125cc PHP 800 p/day or PHP 4,200 p/week
200cc Enduro PHP 1000 p/day or PHP 6,300 p/week



Onari Farm Lodging House, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Onari Farm Lodging House, Balatero, Puerto Galera

Suli Balatero,
Puerto Galera
Oriental Mindoro 5203


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Mindoro, Puerto Galera, Hotels, Onari Farm Lodging House


Onari Farm lodging house, your second house away from home, was established in 2002.

A. 1 bedroom cottage cost 800 pesos per day. long term is 13,000 pesos per month. including electricity, water. WIFI (internet) and T.V. cable. furnished with washing machine for your convenient stay. (2014)

B. 2 bedrooms home, 1000 pesos per day. long term is 16,000 pesos per month. with same terms of condition. (2014)

C. 3 bedrooms home with 1 Air-con (Master bedroom) 1000 pesos per day and 20,000 pesos a month of same terms of condition. (2014)


Located at Suli, Balatero Puerto Galera Oriental Mindoro.  5 minutes by transport from Muelle Pier.

Situated on hilly land with an area of almost 2 hectares. there are only 6 houses built providing spacious space and private living, that is far from the maddening crowd. A well maintained green garden keeps an atmosphere of peace and quiet living style.

More Holiday Accommodation in Balatero, Puerto Galera

Puerto Galera Sunrise Photos

A few photos of the sunrise taken from the Tabinay side of Puerto Galera in 2013

2nd September 2013

Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.39am 2 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.39am 2 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.40am 2 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.40am 2 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.41am 2 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.41am 2 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.42am 2 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.42am 2 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.43am 2 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.43am 2 Sept 2013

And on 13th September 2013

Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.17am 13 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.17am 13 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.18am 13 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.18am 13 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.19am 13 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.19am 13 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.20am 13 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 5.20am 13 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 6.34am 13 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 6.34am 13 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 6.35am 13 Sept 2013
Puerto Galera Sunrise 6.35am 13 Sept 2013

Photos taken from Squares Apartments Puerto Galera.

Puertofino Residences, Balatero, Puerto Galera

Puertofino Residences are located in Balatero, Puerto Galera

This affordable apartment complex is just a five-minute tricycle ride away from Muelle Port and Puerto Galera center.

Each apartment is well-equipped to make your stay comfortable and includes cable / satellite channels and a kitchenette.


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Puertofino Residences

Balatero (Opposite 7 Stars Hardware)
Puerto Galera
Oriental Mindoro 5203


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Property details:

Fully Furnished Residential Houses for Lease and for short stays.
These four colourful Victorian style townhouses each have 210sq m of floor area, with 2 spacious dedrooms, each with its own toilet and bath.


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Puertofino Residences
(Opposite 7 Stars Hardware)
Puerto Galera
Oriental Mindoro

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Phone number for Puertofino Residences, Puerto Galera, Philippines is: +63 (0) 917 791 5553

Puerto Galera to Batangas Ferry Contact Numbers

Contact numbers for the two main ferry operators between Puerto Galera and Batangas.

Minolo Shipping Lines

+63 43 287 3614 – (043 287 3614)
Mobile Phone Number:
+63 917 839 2680 (Globe) –  (0917 839 2680)


Father and Son Shipping Lines

Mobile Phone Number:
+63 933 340 0884 (Sun) – (0933 340 0884)
+63 929 163 2252 (Smart) – (0929 163 2252)


Montenegro Shipping Lines


NO LONGER OPERATING even though website says it is. (Checked 22nd Sept 2013)

Ferry is now only to Calapan, about 1 hour South of Puerto Galera.


+63 43 723 6980
Mobile Phone Numbers:  (from Montenegro Website)
+63 917 698 0       (Globe) – (0917-698 0   )  (NUMBER NOT COMPLETE)
+63 922 889 7069 (Sun) – (0922 889 7069)  (NUMBER OUT OF SERVICE)

USB Extension cables in Puerto Galera

Just checking some prices today

Php 250 – 1.8m USB extension cable
Php 400 – 5.0m USB extension cable

At CDRKing these cost just:

Php 35 – 1.5M USB Extension Cable
Php 70 – 3.0M USB Extension Cable
Php 250 – 10.0M USB Extension Cable

Island living has its costs.

USB Cable 1.5
Just a dream at that price…  but wait…  Do they do delivery ?

Buying Computers in Puerto Galera

I have learned something recently, and that is to be very careful when buying anything technical in Puerto Galera.

The prices are sky high when compared to buying in Luzon mainland.

I was quoted Php 550 for a Wireless USB Network Adapter.

On the mainland I can get a Wireless-N USB Network Adapter (150mbps) for just Php 280, with the cheaper ones at Php150.

I bought a WiFi router for Php 1,900

Tenda 150Mbps Model W316R – Price on mainland: Php 1,100 + 170 delivery = Php 1,270 delivered

I bought a Rise-Up UPS for 2,350 pesos.

Rise-Up Model XU-800VA 500 Watts – Price on mainland: Php 1,330 +  250 delivery = Php 1,580 delivered

This purchase was a total stuff up though.  The price seemed OK for what I asked for.

I was quoted Php 1,690 for the 600w UPS and Php 2,350 for the 800 watt UPS.  I ordered the larger one, the 800 watt unit.

I was given a 500 watt UPS !!!  Either the supplier conned me, or he does not know the difference between VA and Watts.  His business is computer technician, NOT retail, so I expected him to supply what I asked for.  When I asked for it to be changed over to the right unit, I got no more contact from him.


These people give the Philippines a bad reputation to foreigners.  I do wonder if they do the same to locals ?