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Thursday, November 15, 2012

SILAY HERITAGE TOUR: Dr. Jose Corteza Locsin Ancestral House

I feel privileged indeed to be part of the heritage tour organized by Negros bloggers as it allowed us the chance to access some ancestral houses in Silay usually off limits to the public.One of which is the ancestral house of Dr. Jose Locsin who is no doubt one of the most prominent sons of Silay.Dr.Jose Locsin was a former governor,congressman and a senator of the Philippines.

His grandson,Solo Locsin,who is a budding public servant himself personally welcomed us and guided us throughtout the tour giving insights about the house which is significant not just for the family but for the country as well.This is where some important agreements were signed.

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Dr. Jose Corteza Locsin Ancestral House with bloggers and Solo Locsin (2nd from left)
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 Solo Locsin giving us a tour

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Other than getting insights into the place and seeing the old furnitures and paintings,one of the things I like the most about the tour of the Locsin Ancestral house is that they served us meryenda----yeah! Biscocho,tablea chocolate and meringue! 
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We were all gathered at the dining area on the 2nd floor chatting while enjoying the break during which we gained insights again at the eating habits Silaynons and Negrenses in general.

They love snacks,and during siesta time,it's tablea coffee and biscocho that they eat most of the time.Being there,eating the food that people have been eating for decades gave me a sense of being one with the place. Silay is indeed amazing.These heritage houses earn my utmost respect and admiration.

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In case you missed my two earlier posts,you can read em here: 

Thanks to Solo Locsin for personally attending to us.To Negros Bloggers,especially Ms. Maritel Riego Ledesma and Ms. Maricar Dabao for taking care of us and Merci Pasalubong Center for the tour and to Abs-Cbn RNG for the Choose Philippines shirt. Also to Enrico Dee of www.byahilo.com for helping organize this tour for Manila Bloggers.
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2 comments:

  1. haha want ko din maging photographer haha ingetero lng

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  2. Hi,

    I enjoyed reading your blog. Very good photos! I liked reading about some of the houses that we did not visit.

    I liked it so much, I have added a link to it on my own Heritage Silay blog.

    http://heritagesilay.blogspot.com

    (See the "further reading" page.)

    Do drop into my blog,
    saunter around, read a paragraph or two,
    see the photos
    and if you like, you can write a comment too.

    Hope to visit Silay again, and see some more houses that you have described in your blog.

    David

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