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Land Values (asking prices only) in Bancao-Bancao

Raw Land

These are two parcels being sold as one. Combined area is 1,661 square meters (sqm). Lot has 20 to 40-year old fruit trees. Lot’s grade is slightly below street level. Combined lot measures about 42 meters (frontage) by 41 meters (deep). This is the combined measurement of the two titles. One title indicates a lot measuring 30 by 41 meters. The second title indicates a lot measuring 12 by 41 meters.

The asking price is Php 2,500 per square meter. (At Php 43 to US$ 1, this is US$ 58 per square meter.)

"Real Estate" Land Wooded Price

Raw Land, wooded with Fruit Trees, Along Abueg Rd. 400 meters east of Villarosa Rd.

Its location and appearance, according to Google Maps:

Bancao Abueg Villarosa "Puerto Princesa" "Real Estate" Land

The lot's appearance does not agree with the combined dimension of the lot according to the two Titles.

Fruit Trees

There were numerous Santol trees. A mature Santol tree reaches 45 meters (150 feet) and bears fruit multiple times from July to September. According to Wikipedia, a mature tree bears as many as 18,000 to 24,000 fruits a year! I didn’t realize it was that many. The tree is prized for its wood in addition to its fruit. I remember as a boy that its branches made the best slingshots!

Santol Tree

Mature Santol Tree

Santol "Fruit Tree"

A mature Santol tree. Note the distinctive bark. There are several fruits in the upper foreground.

Santol tree

Another mature Santol tree. The width of the trunk suggests a 30+ year old tree.

There were also numerous mature Kasuy (Cashew) trees.

Kasuy Cashew

The leaves of a mature Kasuy tree

Kasuy Cashew

The twisted trunk of a mature Kasuy (Cashew) tree.

"Cashew Nut" Kasuy

The nut sticks out of the center of the base of the fruit.

Other trees I saw were Mango and Langka.