Historia | Marinduque

Boac Fire Destroys Heritage Houses

Sad news coming from Boac. A fire destroyed 8 heritage houses in its poblacion. This includes the gazetted Piroco house (also called Maharlikang Bahay) according to an Inquirer report. Among the fires casualty is the ChiWing Panciteria. The granddaughter of its original owner, Karlene Chi, broke the news to this blogger last night, she posted: “Last night, […]

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Heritage of Boac – Ancestral houses and more…

boac, marinduque, boac heritage, boac ancestral After walking around the church of Boac, I decided to drop by the Capitol of Marinduque in Boac. I was told that the province had plotted all the ancestral houses in town. The Capitol building, severely damaged during WWII, had been restored after the war by funds coming from […]

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Finding Puente de Boac

puente de boac, boac, boac marinduque I just came from barrio Laylay where I went looking for the ruins of a fabled watchtower. I found it and crossed it out on my itinerary, next was Puente de Boac. My clothes were damp and muddied from the morning hike. With my soaked clothes (it rained again on […]

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Baluarte Ruins of Laylay, Boac

boac, puente de boac, laylay boac, baluarte boac, lantawan boac Church and people fighting together to fend off Moro plunderers is a story familiar to history students. The Moros had made it their occupation to rob, kidnap and ransack Christian communities (18th and 19th century) that quietly lived along the coasts. But something good came out […]

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The Charming Go House of Mogpog

mogpog, marinduque It’s not every day that you meet an individual that’s passionate about their heritage. Majority of the owners of ancestral houses grumbles about the cost of conservation and the absence of government backing. Not the case for Ma’am Marietta Go who looks after their heritage house with much care and attention. Theirs is a […]

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Moryonan and The Heritage Houses of Mogpog

mogpog marinduque, marinduque, mayor senen livelo, moriones, moryonan I grew up compiling our family’s old photographs. My Nanay kept them underneath our sala’s table for our guests to see. One particular photograph that fascinated me was a snapshot of my eldest brother posing with a big red flag. It had a drawing of a fuming centurion and […]

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