Laguna

Not all is lost in Biñan…

I hopped on my bike and went around Biñan looking for old houses. They’re still there, some of them. Sadly, most are just shells of what they once were. I remember the first time I saw the ancestral houses of Biñan a decade ago. Even then, there were already obvious signs of deterioration and neglect. That […]

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Laguna

The Alberto house in Biñan

Alberto – Alonzo House, originally uploaded by Arnaldos’ shutter. In a recent visit to the Alberto house in Biñan. I was awed by its beauty but at the same time regret its present condition. This classic stone house displays the prominence and style of the family that has occupied it for more than 200 years. […]

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Laguna

The Sad Ending of Pepe’s First School

Biñan played a brief but pivotal role in Rizal’s schooling as a young boy under the guardianship of Maestro Cruz. although he described the town being ‘ugly and small’ the now crowded municipality help develop Rizal during his critical formative school days. Unfortunately much of what remains in Maestro Cruz’ school is now gone. The […]

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