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Romblon Municipal Hall

Posted by admin on August 1, 2008

For more information on Romblon, read Romblon, Romblon is a heritage town.

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Jose Rizal Library (Cebu City)

Posted by admin on January 13, 2008

José Rizal Memorial Library now also a museum is a Neo-renaissance building along Don Gil Garcia, the continuation of Jones Ave. A graceful staircase leads from the street to the second story where the main hall of the building is located.

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Cebu Capitol

Posted by admin on January 13, 2008

The Cebu Capitol, built in 1937 during the incumbency of Gov. Sotero Cabahug, is the terminus of Jones Ave. Strategically located at the foot of a hill, the graceful capitol commands a dramatic setting. Classic elements contribute to the sedate beauty of the structure. Its concave facade links two wings of the capitol forming a u-shaped plan. The facade leads to a tall foyer capped by a dome. Inside the dome is painted the history of Cebu. The foyer leads to the wings on either side. The Cebu Capitol is easily one of the more beautiful civic buildings built during the American colonial period. (Panublion)

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Museo it Aklan (Kalibo)

Posted by admin on January 13, 2008

The Museum of Akean (Aklan) located at Martelino St., Kalibo, Aklan is housed in the “Eskuylahan it Hari” or School of the King.  This one story structure of mortar is designed along neoclassical lines with its arched openings and the straight lines of what is fundamentally a large box.  The school buildings one of a number dating from the Spanish era, when public education was first introduced in the 19th century.  The museum houses artifacts reflecting Aklan’s history and legacy.

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Old Jaro City Hall

Posted by admin on September 26, 2007

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Capiz Provincial Capitol (Roxas City)

Posted by admin on September 26, 2007

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Iwahig Penal Colony (Puerto Princesa)

Posted by admin on September 26, 2007

The colony encompasses a 37-hectare scenic farm planted with coconut palm trees, rice, and other crops cultivated by the prisoners and their families. The prison has about 4,000 population and many inmates live with their families in so-called rehabilitation areas. Within the farm is Balsahan River, known for its cascading waters coming from the nearby mountain. Iwahig is more like a modern farm, rather than a prison, where prisoners toil their farms unguarded and are allowed to earn an income by working in the many shops which turn out various handicrafts, most popular of which are the handcarved items made of mahogany wood. The farm is definitely a good shopping stop for tourists.

It is located in Barangay Iwahig, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, 35 minutes by tricycle from the city proper. One can take a jeepney along Valencia Street or may hire a tricycle/private vehicle going to the penal farm. It is located 16 kilometers south of Puerto Princesa.

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Pangasinan Provincial Jail (Lingayen)

Posted by admin on December 10, 2006

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Casa Real (Lingayen)

Posted by admin on December 10, 2006

Posted in Government Buildings, Pangasinan | 14 Comments »

Carcar Dispensary

Posted by admin on July 27, 2006

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