Talisay City - The Ruins
Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The structure of the RUINS is of Italianate architecture with neo-Romanesque twin columns. Notice the shell-inspired decor at the top edges of the mansion. In New England, they often were homes to ship’s captains. The father of Maria Braga was a captain of the ship. The Mansion was built after the death of Maria Braga and became Don Mariano’s residence with his unmarried children. It was the largest residential structure ever built at that time. Felipe, one of the sons, supervised the construction of the mansion making certain that the A-grade mixture of concrete and its pouring was precisely followed.

The structure met its sad fate in the early part of World War II when the USAFFE (United States Armed Forces in the Far East), then guerilla fighters in the Philippines, burnt the mansion to prevent the Japanese forces from utilizing it as their headquarters. Despite the inferno that it underwent, bringing down the roof and the 2-inch wooden floors, the structure still stands and has withstood the test of time minly due to the oversized steel bars and the A-grade mixture of concrete used in its construction.

The monumental size and grandeur of the Ruins bespeaks of the lifestyle of the “hacienderos” in the not-so-distant past.


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Panagbenga Festival 2009 Schedule
Sunday, February 01, 2009

It’s February once again and Baguio City is now in Full Bloom as it celebrate the annual Panagbenga Festival. The 14th Panagbenga Festival has its theme “Our festival…Yours, Too”.

This years festival promises to be bigger and grander with more excitement than the previous one because the city will also be celebrating its centennial year as a city.


Here is the tentative schedule of activities of the Panagbenga 2009 of Baguio City:


February 1 Grand Opening
Field Demonstration
Melvin Jones
Baguio Athletic Bowl
February 1 @ 6PM Grand Opening Concert Melvin Jones
February 1 – March 8 Market Encounter
Landscaping Contest
Burnham Park
February 14 Fluvial Parade Burnham Lake
February 22 Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom*** Melvin Jones
February 19 – 25 Legarda Rocks*** Legarda Road
February 26 – 28 Abanao Nights Abanao Street
February 28 @ 8AM Grand Street Parade
Field Demonstration
Session Road to Baguio Athletic Bowl
March 1 Grand Float Parade Session Road to Baguio Athletic Bowl
March 2 – 8 Session Road In Bloom Session Road

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2009 Kabankalan Sinulog Photos
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Here's some photos that I've taken from Sinulog Festival 2009 in Kabankalan Negros Occidental.




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