Posted by: ischoolsacanas | June 14, 2010

Back to basic…

Hmm.. after those thrilling experiences on some parts of the country, here I am again, inside my home..and in my beautiful town of Lopez, Quezon

I missed the times that I woke up every ten o’clock in the morning (morning pa ba yun???) with my own bed, siting my pillows and feeling the blistering heat of the sun (ouch!!lol). Using the bathroom freely while listening to the radio and running around the house while I imagine that I am in the Big Dome and playing basketball against the top professional players of the country.(adik??!)

But what I missed most are the breakfast, lunch and dinner that served to me everyday and the voice of knowledge of my parents!!  That’s why, its good to be back HOME!!!

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Posted by: ischoolsacanas | June 8, 2010

A Perfect Place

Every town, province and city have their own history, arts and culture. Like some places here in the Philippines, Negros preserved its ancient beauty and continuously expanding to a higher level. Mr. Ver F. Pacete, City Tourism Officer of Silay City talked to us about the Negrense’s arts, culture and rich history.

“Buglas” meaning “cut-off” is the Hiligaynon term. It is called Buglas then because they believe that their island is originally connected to other islands of the Philippines especially Luzon but due to natural disasters like earthquake Negros was cut-off. Negros Occidental is composed of 12 component cities, one highly urbanized city and 19 municipalities and has a land area of 7,926.1 square kilometers

First Inhabitants

Negritos

According to Mr. Pacete, Negritos, known as “taga-hitaas” by the Negrenses, first inhabited the island and stayed at the mountain areas. Negritos are good herbalists and hunters. Indonesians also inhabited Negros and stayed also at the upland areas of the island and that time, they were known to be an agriculturists and more advanced in lifestyle than the Negritoes. The most advanced group among the first groups that lived in Negros were Malays.

Malays, led by Datu Puti sailed from Borneo to Negros. When they reach the island, they worked and encountered Negros for them to occupy a wider area in the island. They Read More…

Posted by: ischoolsacanas | June 7, 2010

Exploring Negrense’s Past

Our Tour Bus..with the banner of CAMP BLOG!

“To foretell a destiny of the nation, it is necessary to open the book that tells of her past,” –Dr. Jose P. Rizal.

Walking around Negros Occidental is like going back to their beautiful past.  “Buglas”(Negros Occidental’s old name) is a province in the Philippines that truly showcases Filipino heritage especially in terms of architectural design in their houses and other establishments.

This is my first time to go to Negros Occidental and in my first look to the province, sugarcanes first popped into my mind because that’s the only thing I knew that can be widely found in the province.

As part of the activity of the camp blog 1c, we visited different heritage sites in three of the 13 cities of the province which were Talisay, Silay, Victorias and the municipality of Manapla together with Mr. Ver F. Pacete, Silay City Tourism Officer who explained to us different things about Negros like the Tale of the Two Cities and about Anecito Ledesma Lacson, a revolutionary General during the Spanish rule and a member of Katipunan.

HOUSE OF ROCK”

At around eight o’clock, we left Natures Village Resort and Hotel. Our first destination was Balay Negrense Museum which is located on Cinco de Noviembre st. Silay City, Negros Occidental. Balay Negrense is a 19th century house, built in 1898 and owned by Don Victor Leopold Gaston Y Fernandez. Read More…

Posted by: ischoolsacanas | June 5, 2010

travel and play!!!…Three Points!!!

Traveling, Exploring new things and participating in different activities like sports are some of the interesting happenings in our life. During my childhood, I used to travel with my relatives at different places in Luzon and play basketball with my dad. Basketball is the number one sport here in the Philippine and that sport colonized my inner self. Read More…

Posted by: ischoolsacanas | June 5, 2010

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