Our first purchase:
The New Market at San Jose has one row of furniture shops selling dining sets, bedroom sets, living room sets - made from rattan, ipil, kamagong and common wood. We chose a nice 6-seater dining room set made of ipil, and got an extra shelf for a good bargain. All pieces were amazingly loaded and tied on to a tricycle which followed our car to the house.
Now, off to find a good stove. Can't wait.