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Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Ruins - Ancestral Home of Talisay City, Negros Occidental


One of the interesting hobby I love is traveling in locals and out of town. Soon, when I'll accomplished visiting all great places in the Philippines, then I would love to travel out of country.

Visiting Philippine's heritage places is one of a kind, indeed an extravagant feeling. Given a chance to visit Negros Occidental, to witness Bacolod City's MassKara Festival, we also listed The Ruins in our itinerary.


A Brief History of The Ruins

The Ruins is known to be as Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson Ancestral Home in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. It is the largest residential structure that was built on the said city. And Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson built it for his wife Maria Braga. It was a garden like before, full of water lilies around the four tiered fountain.

And today, the skeletal ancestral home is still standing proud and many Filipinos and foreign tourists were amazed with it's beauty.


Last January 2008, they let The Ruins be open to public. It was a very known venue for wedding receptions and birthday parties among the locals.

You'll need to pay PHP 50.00 to enter around the mansion and take pictures. They have a separate coffee shop located just behind the mansion and they serve breakfast. They also have a souvenir shop.


How To Get There

It's an advantage if you'll bring vehicle with you. You just need to take the road beside the Honda Cars showroom in Talisay City. A total of 3 kilometer ride from the said road.

For commuters, you can hire a tricycle from Bangga Rose Lawns, a memorial park and then just tell the driver to take you at the ruins.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by pinoytravelpod · 4

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bacolod City Celebrates 2012 Masskara Festival


Last October 19 to 21, 2012, Negros Occidental, Bacolod City celebrates their highlight events such as MassKara Street Dance, Electric MassKara Float Parade, street dance competitions, media mall show and parade with GMA Network and ABS-CBN icons and celebrities.

Another highlight event is the giant puppets of La Consolacion College (LCC). Every year, Giant Puppet can be seen and many tourist awaits that portion. MassKara Festival is considered the most known festival here in the Philippines. Tourists like it most due to the very colorful faces they seen which represents the hospitality and being a friendly character of all people living in Bacolod City.


Actually, MassKara festival is almost a 1 month celebration. It will start every October 1 up to October 22, every year. But the main events can usually be seen on October 19-21. There are lot of things to do when you get there. Numerous night parties and concerts. So better pack thing earlier before those dates if you want to join and witness the next MassKara Festival event.

The Origin of the MassKara Festival


The MassKara Festival was first organized last 1980 at a time when the province of Negros Occidental was in a period of crisis. Civic groups, local government officials and Bacolod’s artists came up with a festival that emphasizes smiles, happiness and optimism. As the MassKara Festival lasted through the years, it solidified Bacolod’s reputation as a city of smiles and made it a strong competitor in the field of tourism.

Photo credits to My Island Trek

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by pinoytravelpod · 2

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