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10 Things You Should Know About SM City Sorsogon

Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

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For the past 2 decades, I call Manila as my home. Of course, like any typical metro dweller, going to malls is a way of life.  I go to a mall once a week and order food from restaurants inside it very often. My favorites are SM Megamall, SM Aura and SM Makati. When I heard that SM City Sorsogon is going to open, my heart jumped with joy. Now that I am location independent when it comes to work, I can go back to my home province any time I want. 

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One of the struggles I was dealing with during the 1 year and 8 months I spent here in the town of Irosin in the province of Sorsogon is the very limited choices for restaurants and I do need stuff that I buy in stores located to malls. That is why when I received an invite to join the media launching of SM City Sorsogon, I quickly said yes. Here are some interesting facts about SM City Sorsogon:

  1. SM City Sorsogon is SM Prime’s 81st mall in the country
  2. SM City Sorsogon is SM Prime’s 4th mall in Bicol
  3. SM City Sorsogon spans 40, 000 square meters of space with 2 floors for dining, entertainment and shopping
  4. SM City Sorsogon will house 3 SM cinemas, food court, Cyberzone, wellness & services hub, amusement, leisure and hobbies shops
  5. SM City Sorsogon has a parking space with more than 700 slots
  6. SM City Sorsogon is just a stone’s throw away from SITEX (Sorsogon Integrated Terminal Exchange) which is Sorsogon’s main public transport terminal where buses, vans and jeeps used to bring passengers around the province are located. You will only need to take the bridge to get there
  7. SM City Sorsogon’s cost to be built is Php 4 billion 
  8. SM City Sorsogon is the biggest of all SM malls in Bicol in terms of land area
  9. SM City Sorsogon sits on a 13-hectare land property
  10. SM City Sorsogon like all SM malls is pet-friendly


I am specifically mentioning the fact that SM City Sorsogon welcomes dogs wearing diapers and with a leash properly guarded by owners. All the smaller malls in Sorsogon do not accept pets regardless whether it is fully-vaccinated or wearing diaper which was a pain in the ass for us because we always bring our dog with us anywhere we go here around Sorsogon. This is really a dream come true for a fur mom like me.


SM Prime has a total of 57 SM malls in the provinces and 24 in Metro Manila. In Bicol region, the other SM malls are: SM City Naga, SM City Legazpi and SM City Daet.  We are super excited to start shopping at SM City Sorsogon. 

Now I feel like my life is literally happier when I am back in Sorsogon because the brands that I always patronize/use in Manila are finally here in Sorsogon through SM City Sorsogon: BDO, SM Appliance Center, ACE Hardware, Watsons, Power Mac Center, SM Supermarket and more.  

Some of the best homegrown Bicol brands are also in SM City Sorsogon such as Bigg’s Diner, Graceland, Ice Blinker, Green Plaza Restaurant, 528 Ilawod, Legazpi Four Seasons, Legazpi Haircutters, Happy Feet travel agency and Flowers Con Dahon.

We made a quick video about SM City Sorsogon's grand opening and media launching. To date it has now reached 15, 000 views. Click HERE if you wanna watch it. You may click HERE the gorgeous photos I have taken during these events.

Special mention to Macao Imperial Tea plus being able to taste NYPD's potato fries for inviting us to the opening to its newest branch in SM City Sorsogon. 

There are some stuff that I wish SM City Sorsogon is better in these areas. The Food Court is surprisingly for me too small in terms of space and too few dining options. There is NO pet-grooming shop inside which I was thinking it is just right to add one because I always go to SM Malls in Manila for my pet-grooming services. For now, it is not possible.

TIP: If you are looking forward to shop very often in any SM Malls, we highly suggest to get an SM Advantage Card so you earn points that you can claim later for freebies and more.

SM City Sorsogon's Facebook fan page:

SM City Sorsogon’s operating days: Sunday to Saturday

SM City Sorsogon’s opening time and closing time: 10AM-9PM

SM City Sorsogon’s address: Maharlika Highway, Barangay Balogo, East District, 4700 SORSOGON CITY, Philippines

SM City Sorsogon’s contact number: 02-8876-1111


  1. I am disappointed that they don’t allow male dogs in belly wraps/male diapers. I have a mail dachshund and no female diaper fits him properly. Large size is too big and medium is too small for him. He is potty trained and I always have poop bags when I take him out and wet wipes. I get that they don’t want accidents inside but at the end of the day, it’s only the owner’s responsibility clean up after their dogs.

    1. Awww, I feel you. Maybe, have a customized female diaper that fits him? I will do anything for my dog. Good thing mine is medium size. We go to SM City Sorsogon countless times. He wears female diaper and like your dog he is also potty trained too

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