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Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn
Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn
Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn
Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn
Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn

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4.5

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61 reviews

61 reviews

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5.4

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Location rating score

Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Abreeza Mall 760 m
People's Park 2.4 km
Roxas Avenue Night Market 2.4 km
SM Lanang Premier 2.9 km
Davao Crocodile Park 3.1 km
Museo Dabawenyo 3.2 km
Matina Town Square 3.3 km
D' Bone Collector Museum 3.5 km
Japanese Tunnel 5.5 km
Philippine Eagle Center 20.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Zoofari Kids Adventure 160 m
District B Main Health Center 170 m
Save on Drug 220 m
Red Lion Gym 240 m
Garcia Heights Covered Court 320 m
Mineral Village Basketball Court 380 m
Redemptorist Church 530 m
Ledesma Subdivision Basketball Court 640 m
Abreeza J.P. Laurel Basement Parking Entrance/Exit 640 m
Robinson's Supermarket 650 m

Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn

Garcia Heights, Bacaca Road, Awhag Village, Berlay Building, Poblacion, Davao City, Philippines, 8000 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Poblacion part of Davao City, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Davao Crocodile Park. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

820 meters to Abreeza Mall

Front desk [24-hour]

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

A/C

Safety deposit boxes

Facilities

Pets allowed

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Room service

Safety deposit boxes

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Davao City every 10 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money5.6
Location rating5.4
Nearest airportFrancisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO)
Distance to airport6.2 km

Rooms available at Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn

Large Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Dormitory - Shared Room (Air Cond)
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 6 bunk beds
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Medium Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Small Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed & 1 double bed
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Budget Single Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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Guest Room (No Window)
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    Bed in dormitory ONE BED
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      Shared Room
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        Guest Room (No Window)
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn?

          Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The inn offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

          How do I get to Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn?

          For those who wish to drive their own cars, Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

          Is breakfast offered at Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn?

          Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 53 PHP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the inn.

          What are my dining options at Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn?

          Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

          What is the smoking policy at Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn?

          Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What restaurants are nearby Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn?

          Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn is located in Poblacion, famous for good restaurants such as J Palermo's Diner, Piggies' Siomai and Refreshments and Tito Marc's Bakery.

          What popular shopping places are close to Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn?

          Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn is located in Poblacion area which features shopping places such as Abreeza Mall, Aldevinco Shopping Center and Gaisano Mall of Davao.

          What are popular attractions near Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn?

          Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn is located in Poblacion area, which is famous for attractions such as People's Park, D' Bone Collector Museum and Museo Dabawenyo.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn?

          Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn is located in the Poblacion area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Rainforest of Africa & Madagascar, Bamboo and Magsaysay Park.

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          Overall rating:

          4.5

          Review score
          61 reviews
          Cleanliness
          3.8
          Facilities
          3.4
          Location
          5.4
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          More about Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn

          More about Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn

          Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn

          Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn is the perfect place to experience Davao City and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all the landmarks this lively city has to offer.
          At Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the inn keeps you connected throughout your stay. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
          Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the inn's tours. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service let you get the most out of your time at Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the inn. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
          All rooms at Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the inn, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the inn you'll find toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


          Dining and things to do

          A number of great dining options at the inn assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices.
          Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the inn's shared lounge and TV area.


          Around the property

          Don't miss out on all that Davao City has to offer! A great museum trip can be had at D' Bone Collector Museum located 3.4 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region. Find that special item or souvenir that will commemorate your trip to Davao City at Abreeza Mall located 760 m away.


          Reasons to stay here

          Find rooms here that are cheaper than 83% of all other options in the city.
          Compared to the city's accommodation options, this inn scored higher than 81% of them for food and dining.
          According to guests who stayed here, this inn's room comfort is rated higher than 82% of other accommodations in Davao City.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Review score
          Facilities

          3.4

          Most talked about facilities

          Food & Dining

          1 mention

          Breakfast

          1 mention

          Internet

          1 mention

          Housekeeping

          1 mention

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Filipino

          Internet access

          • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Tours

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Restaurants
          • Room service

          Services and conveniences

          • Elevator
          • Luggage storage
          • Safety deposit boxes
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area

          For the kids

          • Family room

          Access

          • Front desk [24-hour]
          • Pets allowed
          • Security [24-hour]

          Getting around

          • Car park [free of charge]
          Location
          Garcia Heights, Bacaca Road, Awhag Village, Berlay Building, Poblacion, Davao City, Philippines, 8000
          Review score
          Location

          5.4

          Airports

          • Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO)
            6.2 km 27 min drive
          • General Santos International Airport (GES)
            127.8 km

          Public transportation

          • Holiday Bus Station
            3.5 km

          Hospital or clinic

          • District B Main Health Center
            170 m

          Shopping

          • Abreeza Mall
            760 m

          Convenience store

          • 7 Eleven
            600 m

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM
            610 m
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Abreeza Mall
            760 m
          • People's Park
            2.4 km
          • Roxas Avenue Night Market
            2.4 km
          • SM Lanang Premier
            2.9 km
          • Davao Crocodile Park
            3.1 km
          • Museo Dabawenyo
            3.2 km
          • Matina Town Square
            3.3 km
          • D' Bone Collector Museum
            3.5 km
          • Japanese Tunnel
            5.5 km
          • Philippine Eagle Center
            20.1 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Zoofari Kids Adventure
            160 m
          • District B Main Health Center
            170 m
          • Save on Drug
            220 m
          • Red Lion Gym
            240 m
          • Garcia Heights Covered Court
            320 m
          • Mineral Village Basketball Court
            380 m
          • Redemptorist Church
            530 m
          • Ledesma Subdivision Basketball Court
            640 m
          • Abreeza J.P. Laurel Basement Parking Entrance/Exit
            640 m
          • Robinson's Supermarket
            650 m
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

          All children are welcome.

          Infant 0-1 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
          Children 2-5 year(s)
          Must use an extra bed
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from13:00
          • Check-out until12:00
          • Reception open until00:00

          Extras

          • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)53 PHP

          The property

          • Number of bars/lounges1
          • Number of floors4
          • Number of restaurants1
          • Number of rooms 25
          • Year property opened2015
          • Most recent renovation0

          Reviews of Berlay Backpackers and Dormitel Inn from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          4.5
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          10
          Review score
          Cleanliness3.8
          Facilities3.4
          Location5.4
          Room comfort and quality6.0
          Service4.3
          Value for money5.6
          High score for Davao City
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (1)
          8-9 Excellent (0)
          7-8 Very Good (1)
          6-7 Good (4)
          <6 Below Expectation (28)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (6)
          Jun - Aug (8)
          Sep - Nov (11)
          Dec - Feb (9)
          All guests (61)
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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Rio from Philippines
          Group
          Small Room
          Stayed 1 night in February 2016

          Best Value for Budget Money”

          Good Value, Accessible Location, Friendly staff

          As a budget traveler, I feel very happy that I found Berlay that is sooo affordable and located beside the road. I also walk to Abreeza Mall and very safe at night. Two of us stayed at P500 per room, so for P250 a day per person, own bathroom, and airconditioned plus Free Breakfast, just a best deal for me.

          Reviewed February 23, 2016

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          7.2
          Very good
          Glaiza from Philippines
          Couple
          Small Room
          Stayed 4 nights in September 2017

          We were transferred”

          We reserved the room for 4 days months ahead but when we went there they were fully booked. I talked to the staff that our reservation was paid through credit card and that was month before. I even showed them the receipt sent to me through email. Right before I get supper disappointed they transferred us to their branch which is a bit farther from our seminar venue. Nonetheless, the place where they transferred us to was good.

          Reviewed November 15, 2017

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          3.6
          Janine from Philippines
          Group
          Medium Room
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

          Wouldn't recommend.”

          We booked this Inn since it's one of the well known in the internet. When we arrived and the receptionist doesnt seemed trained to accomodate visitors. It took us quite long before we can check in (it was way past 2pm already). She can't find their list/log whatsoever so she had a hardship assigning us a room. When we got into the room we asked the other lady, (the one that guided us on our room) what type of room was this, she said SMALL. While we booked MEDIUM. She went downstairs and when she got back she just told us that its a MEDIUM room, we might as well just booked the small room then. We do not have the towels ready as well. We just claimed it when we got back from the tour. The room is super small. Just enough for the bed and a little space to walk though the door. The stairs are narrow. You should be very careful, especially when you have a bulky bag. I have 2 bags. 1 duffel and 1 backpack, for safety, I brought down 1 bag first after another. The stairs is accident prone. The bathroom was so small. I am a 5ft petite girl and cant even move properly inside. The faucet is weird,  the water flows in the the edge of the sink. You have to put your hands or a cup directly underneath the faucet in able to get water from it. Overall. The facility seems to be just for profit and doesnt care for the wellfare and safety of their customers.

          Reviewed December 28, 2016

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          5.6
          Celiza from Philippines
          Couple
          Small Room
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2017

          Good stay.”

          Good thing is you can leave your things here when you'll be out in the city and no one will ever disturb you. However having a room in the 4th floor using only the stairs because building dont have elevators is exhausting. Small rooms are literally small room enough space for a bed. Too small space for CR. You can't move around when taking shower not good for claustrophobic people. Good for 1 night stay for quick stop.

          Reviewed February 01, 2017

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          4.8
          Jose from Philippines
          Family with teens
          Large Room
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

          Good Location”

          Hotel location is good. However, here are some of my comments regarding our stay: - I paid for 4 persons in Agoda. Staff said there was a discrepancy on their website and since we booked the LARGE Room, we only supposedly paid for 3 persons. Since we were a group of 5, I paid for another 2 persons. This is disappointing because if we're dealing with payments, we need to be very clear on how we advertise online. - Free breakfast was not consistent. 1st day was bread + coffee. 2nd day there's just bread + hot water (no coffee). 3rd day there's no bread anymore. This is one of the amenities every traveler hopes to be very good. - No staff cleaning on corridors. No trash can provided. Have to go down on 2nd floor just to access free wifi. Aircon fan was not working hence the top bunk bed don't have enough air. Staff were accommodating though.

          Reviewed December 27, 2016

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          6.0
          Aina from Philippines
          Group
          Small Room
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

          Good location”

          If youre just looking for a place to sleep this is great but if you want a cozy clean not stressful place to stay book in other hotels since this is just for people who wants to save money on accomodation as the price here per night is cheap. Good for groups

          Reviewed September 16, 2016

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          6.0
          Mylha from Philippines
          Group
          Medium Room
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

          so so ”

          It seems so hard to deal with them. The language is the major problem. Other problems encountered are the facilities, the location is not that clear so I guess they can provide better landmark.

          Reviewed April 30, 2016

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          3.6
          Kris from Philippines
          Family with teens
          Small Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2016

          Did not let us check in on time”

          Wasted over 3 hours waiting instead of enjoying davao. Staff informed me that they are fully booked. How could that happen when I booked in advance. And they were demanding for a receipt when i keep showing them the booking voucher they don't acknowledge it because as per the staff it does not show the amount paid. like? who cares i already paid for it.

          Reviewed October 11, 2017

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          5.2
          Ariana from Philippines
          Couple
          Small Room
          Stayed 1 night in February 2019

          👌🏼”

          Well, you get what you paid for. The place is super cheap so don’t expect anything fancy. Even if the room was so small at least there is a private bathroom. Only 1 towel is given and no complimentary soap, toothpaste and shampoo so make sure to bring your own.

          Reviewed February 28, 2019

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          3.2
          Armin from Philippines
          Couple
          Small Room
          Stayed 1 night in September 2017

          Worst hotel I’ve been to”

          To start with I always book the cheapest hotel I can get. I’m not picky when it comes to hotel, something to stay in for the night would be fine until I experienced staying a night at this hotel. The size of the room was fine. But the bathroom.. the bathroom was the worst. There was no water at our room. The staff told us to use one bathroom at 3rd floor instead (we stayed in 4th floor) - and that was the most hassle thing. There are no elevators. Don’t ever try to book at this hotel, you’ll regret it bigtime.

          Reviewed September 21, 2017

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          4.8
          Rosemarie from Philippines
          Group
          Dormitory - Shared Room (Air Cond)
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018

          insect bites when we woke up”

          the rooms smell moldy. actual molds on the room that is in the basement. when we woke up, we had insect bites on the arms and knee to foot area. we don't know if mosquito or bed bugs caused it.

          Reviewed October 29, 2018

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          2.0
          Marko from Philippines
          Business traveler
          Medium Room
          Stayed 1 night in June 2018

          Medium room ad is fake”

          The ad for a medium room that should have 2 beds is actually just one single bed. They asked me for additional payment even after i showed them that the ad specifically states 2 beds. They claim that they have a smoking area, since davao is very strict with it, but they will only ask you to smoke at the front of the lobby and hide if there are enforcers passing by. Total waste of money.

          Reviewed June 21, 2018

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          6.0
          Ritz from Philippines
          Business traveler
          Small Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2018

          Cheap but not of a good deal”

          The area is a bit old, not too clean and warm. The signal is too weak. They have no wifi. Cheap but not too worth it.

          Reviewed December 16, 2018

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          3.2
          Emzel from Philippines
          Group
          Small Room
          Stayed 1 night in August 2018

          Don't be fooled by the price”

          I booked a room good for two for one night here it was very cheap but upon arrival, I realized that the savings are so not worth it. Expect next-to-zero customer service. A grumpy receptionist will greet you. Dirty laundry and garbage bins are scattered along the hallway the building leaks. Literally, there was water on the floor from the first floor to the third floor even inside our room when we came back. The room was tiny and the aircon was so loud you'll have difficulty sleeping. No garbage can and faucet in the CR doesn't work at all.

          Reviewed August 26, 2018

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          4.4
          Jona from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Small Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2016

          Okay for overnight stay”

          Just right for an overnight stay. There's an awful smell upon entering the room. My room is located at the third floor and they really have a very narrow and steep stairs.

          Reviewed December 13, 2016

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          6.8
          Good
          Rea from Philippines
          Couple
          Small Room
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

          Room size good for 3-4 hours stay only—”

          The CR size was unimaginable. Only good if you'd get to sleep a few hours, but not recommended for a long term stay.

          Reviewed February 13, 2019

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          6.8
          Good
          Summer from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Small Room
          Stayed 1 night in January 2017

          Berlay”

          Staff needs to be more attentive specially of endorsing their customers to their counterpart.

          Reviewed January 23, 2017

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          3.6
          Mary from Philippines
          Family with teens
          Small Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2017

          Acceptable”

          The room smells bad inside and on the lobby near the kitchen it smells a rotten food with clogged sink, and I really hate the smell and dirty stairs on the second floor. the following day early in the morning we checked out. It was a bad pension house, i will never recommend it to anybody.

          Reviewed April 30, 2017

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          6.4
          Good
          glendale from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Small Room
          Stayed 10 nights in July 2018

          Good place to stay if your looking for cheao, affordable and good location near city area”

          No elevator and does not offer food service

          Reviewed August 08, 2018

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          2.8
          ginalyn from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Small Room
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

          Bedbugs present, no trashbin inside, no floormat near toilet, dark hallways ”

          Although it has aircon and toilet inside the room,I think it was the worst! First night, I had bites in my arms from bugs. I hate that there was no floormat inside the room making it wet and slippery since toilet was just located one foot away from the end of the bed. The guy who was incharge in the counter during my last day didn’t even care to help me bring down the things I have. I even asked him to help me bring the boxes of fruits outside but he waited for me to call him for the second time since he was so busy watching tv series or teleserye at noon time.

          Reviewed June 14, 2018

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