Showing posts from February, 2011

Balay ni Tana Dicang (Talisay, Negros Occidental)

The "Balay ni Tana Dicang" was built in 1883 for Don Efigenio Lizares and Dona Enrica Alunan. It is situated on a 6,000 Sqm Property in Talisay, Negros Occidental. It has a total of 18 rooms, most of which are bedrooms. 

Bernardino-Ysabel Jalandoni Ancestral House (Silay, Negros Occidental)

After the tour of Hacienda Sta Rosalia in Manapla we proceeded to the Bernardino-Ysabel Jalandoni Ancestral House in Rizal Street, Silay.
The house was built in 1908. The house is grand in design. the ground floor of the house is Huge! it can accomodate several Cars or Carrozas all at once. It is now used as a Museum where you can see dolls of celebrities, politicians and black and white pictures of important events, people, and places in the Philippines. At the hallway leading to the Museum you can see pictures of all the Ancestral Houses you can see in Silay. 

The 2nd floor of the house is Luxurious but not extravagant.  The bedrooms here are much larger than the bedrooms at the Hacienda Sta Rosalia Mansion. Wood from Mindoro were used for the house. Tin designs meanwhile come all the way from Germany.

Next Stop Negros' Hacienda Rosalia Tour (Manapla,Silay & Talisay, Negros Occidental)

Ever since I saw Peque Gallaga's Oro, Plata, Mata i was intrigued where in Negros was the Hacienda they primarily used in the movie. I searched and searched but could not find where it was in Negros. Last year while searching for images of Ancestral Houses in the Philippines, in one search, an Image of a Mansion looked familiar. Clicking on the Picture brought me to Next Stop Negros home page. Finally i was able to find where that hacienda was and tours were being offered too. I booked a Tour for February  3 for the Hacienda Rosalia Tour at P1500 a Person (This already included the services of a Tour Guide and a Buffet Style Lunch at the Hacienda).

Mambukal Resort (Murcia, Negros Occidental)

The Mambukal Resort is a Mountain / Hill Resort located in Murcia. There is an entrance fee if you just want to tour the place. We were charged P30.00 (Adult) to go inside.

Negros in a Day (Bacolod-Talisay-Silay-Manapla-Murcia)

With the proliferation of Airfare Sales, going from one Island to another has become very affordable. Cebu Pacific is the pioneer for offering super low fares with their PISO FARE. I was able to purchase a Round Trip ticket for only P47.00 (add the terminal fee at T3 and it will come out to P247, then add the seat selection it will come out to P547, still very cheap). It was also another opportunity to visit Negros Island (my first for 2011) and finally get to visit Hacienda Sta Rosalia (The mansion used for the film Oro, Plata Mata).

Our trip was scheduled for 455am via Cebu Pacific. I had already checked in online and printed our boarding passes so we just left the house 3:00am. I was expecting that it will be a 30 minute drive to NAIA T3, but i was wrong as it was just 15 minutes. Anyway, it is better to be early than to be late. The plane departed 20 minutes ahead of schedule. We arrived at Bacolod-Silay International Airport earlier than the 6am schedule. Here was our Itinerary fo…