VIGAN: CALLE CRISOLOGO

Probably, the most recognizable place in Vigan (at least for first timers or those who love travel photos) would be Calle Crisologo.   Four blocks of cobblestone streets lined with heritage houses of the families of the Filipino-Chinese traders who rose to prominence during that time of vigorous trading in abel cloth, indigo, gold, tobacco and... Continue Reading →

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SILAY: ANCESTRAL HOUSES

I've been wanting to visit Vigan and Taal, Batangas, which are both known for their heritage sites.  After doing some research , I realized that I should first pay a visit to Silay City.  Not that I have never been to Silay... but to take a closer look at the old charm of this city.  Dubbed... Continue Reading →

SILAY: BALAY NEGRENSE

Balay Negrense used to be the ancestral house of Victor F. Gaston.  The house was built in 1897.  The structure was used by Victor and his twelve children from 1901 until Victor's death in 1927.  It was left unused and abandoned in the mid-1970's until the Negros Cultural Foundation was able to acquire the house... Continue Reading →

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