Laguna

They were there, watching…

Still on the Alberto mansion… The last time I saw casa alberto was with my friend a few days after the super typhoon ondoy. We heard that it was in pretty bad shape so we decided to pay a visit. When we got there the house was still soaking wet. The whole house smelled like […]

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Laguna

The Alberto of Biñan and the Vigan Wife

The collapsing centuries old bahay na bato in Biñan reminded me of the curious case of Lorenzo Alberto of Biñan who married into a prominent family up north but settled back in his home province – with another woman. Lorenzo was an educated mestizo that reached the pinnacle of political power of his time – […]

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Laguna

Calls to Save Casa Alberto of Biñan…Too Late the Hero

It’s a little too late. Casa Alberto has already been gutted from the inside. I’m not surprised that it collapsed. The house that caved in was just the exterior shell. The owner who sold the house, piece by piece, must be welcoming this development. The heir of the house has expressed willingness to have the […]

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Ilocos

Thoughts, Laoag

Clear or light, according to locals is where the city got its name. They must be referring to the skies. The sky in these parts, on a clear day, is blue as blue can be. The weather (I don’t know if its just me) feels a lot hotter around here. Must be the reason why […]

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Ilocos

Bantay Church and Tower as History

I wasn’t suppose to see Bantay today but I did because I saw countless tourists gathered to have their pictures taken with the iconic red brick tower as background. I got curious if there was an event. I later found out that those folks were pilgrims. The church is popular pilgrimage among Catholics because it […]

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