SILAY: CHASING SUNSETS

It's day 2 with Hiro (Fujifilm X30).  I stopped along the highway between Silay and Talisay just when the sun was slowly slipping the west side of the horizon.  The weather had been temperamental for the last few days.  The sky had cleared late in the afternoon and had turned into vibrant hues of orange, red... Continue Reading →

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SILAY: SHORT WALK

I went to great lengths to see Vigan, Ilocos Sur and Taal, Batangas because they have preserved their own historical architecture, and with heritage awareness.  But of they're not the only heritage town in the Philippines and Silay is among that list.   Silay City is about 15 minutes from Bacolod City by private car and around... Continue Reading →

SILAY: SAN DIEGO PRO-CATHEDRAL

The rain doesn't seem to want to stop and it was getting dark.  We needed to head back to Bacolod City, so we took the chance even with a soft drizzle of rain.  I was looking forward to visiting the Hofilena House, which was the ancestral house of a classmate from high school.  There were... Continue Reading →

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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