Historia | Singapura

Spanish Philippine Armada in Singapore (Part 1)

  According to historian Peter Borschberg (National University of Singapore), “Spanish Governor of the Philippines, Juan de Silva, commissioned the construction of what was arguably the largest European armada seen in Asian waters before 1620. In the course of joint operations scheduled for the years 1615 and 1616, the Spanish and Portuguese sought to evict […]

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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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Marinduque

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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Marinduque

Don Vicente Alfante & the town of Sta. Cruz de Marinduque

Sta. Cruz has an imposing old church made of red bricks. The first time I saw it, I knew the old Franciscan missionaries had a hand in its construction. These master builders had an affinity building using red bricks. Right beside it is the impressive old convent and school. It still houses a learning center. The Franciscan infirmary transferred here in the […]

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Marinduque

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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Marinduque

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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