About Arnaldo

Born in Santa Ana, Manila in 1979 to Visayan parents. The blogger advocates the conservation of Spanish era heritage buildings, structures, areas and artifacts. An avid traveler and historical researcher but holds no formal training in Philippine history. A traditional Catholic and a proud product of Philippine public schools.

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This site is dedicated to

Our Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary

Nanay & Papa, mi hermano Sam,

the paralytic patriot Mabini

& the late Doña Amparo Quillen Keyser

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Pepe Alas
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Dude, send me your e-mail address ASAP. I’d prefer that you send it to pepe.alas@gmail.com because my other one, weirdkatt_ace13@yahoo.com, is cluttered with so many mails I couldn’t read them all anymore.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Happy birthday!

J.Villanueva Cabrera
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Thanks for you comment in my blog about “The Golden age of Philippine Cinema”. You are right. I understand what you are saying, and so i changed that part about Nora Aunor. Well, see it for youself. Thank you again.
JVC

Maria Elizabeth Embry
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I read your comment about what seems to lack of Ellis Island presence for Filipinos. Contrary to common knowledge -Filipinos are present in Ellis Island history. Pls. visit my website that debunks this myth
Mabuhay ang ‘Pinas
Sincerely,
Maria Elizabeth Embry of Antioch California

Levi
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Levi

I’ll be following your path sooner than expected my brotha…

Jim Lopez
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I got here while searching for stuff on Instituto Cervantes. Nice blog, I’m having increased interest on Spanish too.

the showroom manager
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hi–
thanks for dropping by my blog. i never thought that somebody would read that entry 🙂
i’m checking your site and there’s a lot of interesting work about history that i’d surely enjoy to read.
thanks again!

jecca
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jecca

i am not a blogger but your posted blogs interests me, especially the one about mr.ambeth ocampo because my professor have mentioned about him and his book. i have read a few blogs about the retraction controversy of rizal and it seems that a lot of people think that it is a “mere controversy”. do you know of any other unusual info about rizal? hoping for an immediate reply. thanks. Ö

Agnes Arroyo Llorente
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hi! good day! may i know if u know señor gomez personally? is it possible to get his contact # from you? pls..? thanks!

Agnes Arroyo Llorente
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thanks! he was my flamenco teacher and i really want to talk to him. thanks so much!! =)

Juliet
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Hi there, thank you for coming by, this may be a late response but I wasn’t online for the past weeks. I saw your brave comment in my Bonifacio post, thank you for sharing your views in that thread. You have a great blog bro 🙂 keep in touch
Juliet

Knight Carl
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Thank you for your kind comments. Thank you also for adding me in your blogroll, I’ve added you too.
Cheers,
Carl

richard tuason-sanchez bautista
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in relation to your picture at the asian civilization museum, i dont know if you work there or just posed there. just in case you work there, i got so offended with that museum. they called it asian civilization, hardly any information or material was mentioned about the philippines. when i made my visit there, made me think, what is their problem.
just in case you just visited, did you feel the same sentiments as to mine?

Eleuterio Masera
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Eleuterio Masera

Hi …
You may want to consider this site about Singapore to include it in your blogroll…
IT´s written in spanish…
http://www.visitesingapur.com
Cheers

mark orica
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mark orica

hi gl,
just dropping by… we’ll be starting my own soon…
hehehehe..
thanks for the influence man

Kudyapi
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Kudyapi

Magaling kang kumuha brod. Very good pictures. Well done.

Guia Albano-Imperial
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I’m glad I strayed into this blog. Since I migrated to Vancouver three years ago, my spirit has been zooming home at the slightest cue. Often I can hardly bring it back here and with ease; I didn’t expect this to happen. I had thought one could turn away and be completely changed. The truth is, the deeper I integrate into Canadian life, the more persistent everything I left behind rises to the surface. Thus, I’ve been mining my memory and writing out what I recall, feeling awful that I unloaded my Filipiniana at the National Library and UST Library,… Read more »

Akó si Gundam
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Akó si Gundam

how come you never write Spanish names with the proper diacritics? That doesn’t do justice to the blog, nor to our relics.

Sr. Kathleen
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Thank you for your post of the Trappist, Brother Rafael Baron. This is the first I am hearing of him and I’m on my way to a few days at our Trappist Monastery. May he pray for us.
Please take a look at the website, WordofGodEveryday.com (and also BenedictEveryday.com)…I’d like to know if you would consider sharing some of your photos to be used on the website for the Scriptures.
In Jesus,
Sr. Kathleen

Sugbuanon
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Sugbuanon

Idol! kailn ka mobalikCebu? – , nice blog, Elmer frm Mabolo

pio andrade, jr.
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pio andrade, jr.

Muchas gracias for your blog, It was read in 2008 by my classmate in the US which reunited our stateside classmates with our high school batch who remained. I am just becoming computer literate and just read your blog for the first time.Serendipity. Surprise to find me being excorited by an angry blogger about my correct comment on Bro. Gonzales essay. The perils of writing the truth about our past. Am happy to inform you that I have written a book QUE BARBARIDAD; Spanish in Philippine Language which show that Spanish is the language that made us a nation and… Read more »

PPC
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PPC

very useful, thanx lot for this raticle .. This is what I was looking for.

Levi
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Levi

Maligayang pasko sa ‘yo brotha at sa ‘yong buong pamilya.

Pepe
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¡Maligayang pascó, Sir Levi!

Pepe
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¡un muy feliz navidad ! ¡Hasta pronto!

Levi
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Levi

Maligayang Pasko sa yo.

Berniemack HabagatCentral
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Thanks for adding me up in your blogroll (Iloilo Heritage). Di pa sya masyadong gawa as of now. Lacking time and energy are some of the reasons. Anyway, padayon sa advocacy mo! 🙂

Bogs
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I like your blog. History and heritage. Great advocacies. Can I add you to my blogroll? Salamat!
Bogs

ernie bueno
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confirmation lang po, meron po ba talagang secret tunnel sa crypt ng underground cemetery papuntang mt.banahaw ? and papuntang simbahan ng san bartolome?

vicky
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vicky

Thanks for posting an article about St. Vincent Ferrer’s miracle. I hope you will not be angry if i copy and paste in my FB.
God be with you and the blessing from St. Vincent Ferrer be shower upon you.

Mel
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Mel

I learned about your blog through a mutual friend who currently resides in Cebu. i just want to say that I find your blog very interesting and i hope you continue to write. i have my own blog too but i haven’t been able to update it on a regular basis. anyway, more power to you! glad to meet you even if only via the Net for the time being.

Francis Greg
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Francis Greg

hi GL how are you?
2 years na ang iba sa amin..
I lost my sun sim yet i do hope you’re ok as always..
my email is scinfratenzo@live.com.. i hope you get this.. do send me a mail if you read this.. bogart and me misses you..

gicker564
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gicker564

Jeez, heya arnaldo!

Dyns
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Dyns

ei hope u remember me.. 🙂 Musta?

Buggy
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Buggy

Good advocacy.
Bravo!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

pre, im very proud of you. salamat at nagkita ulit tayo sa haba ng panahon. sana magkwentuhan ulit tayong parang mga bata sa bagtikan. thanks for the inspiration.

Ms. Providencia
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Ms. Providencia

I like what write here. Filipino Cultur and history. Different, enlightening…

Janiceeeee_
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Janiceeeee_

Are you a tour guide? let me know ha ^_^

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Great stuff in your blog here!

Junver T
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Junver T

Taga peyups ka? you look familiar

Orang Sanchez
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Orang Sanchez

Continue your good work De Anda! I like your advocacy. I’m surprised that you’re a young pa pala. I thought you’re some old guy trying to relive the glory days of our beloved nation. You give hope na kabataan ang pagasa pa din ng bayan.

tara illenberger
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tara illenberger

hello. you have wonderful photographs of theaters in iloilo that i’ve never seen before. may i ask who owned these? it’s great that they been preserved. would you know nick deocampo, ilonggo the filmmaker/film archivist? i spoke to him recently and he told me he is writing a book on film exhibition in western visayas. (he has previously written a thick tome on the history of the philippine film industry, and cebuano cinema) i think the information/images that you have would be a great contribution to his book 🙂