My Silay Heritage

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Current Rank: 187 (Travel & Leisure)
Site Description: Remembering and honoring the past of my beloved Silay, once known as "The Paris of Negros".
Date Joined: Sep 19, 2011

Tags: Silay, lifestyle, history, culture, Negros Occidental

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Patag: History and Nature's Bounty
on Jan 13, 2013 in Tinagong Dagat Mt. Silay Patag Barangay Patag On the foothills of Mt. Silay (also known as Mt. Mandalagan) lies the village of Patag, the site of the Japanese military's last stand in Western Visayas during World War II. In 1945, U.S. military forces landed in Negros Island. The occupying forces...

Silay Heritage Mini-tour for Bloggers
on Oct 31, 2012 in Jose Gamboa House bloggers silay heritage tour ancestral house merci bus silay ancestral houses Dr. Jose Locsin House Last October 21, 2012,  sixteen food and travel bloggers from all over the country who were here for the Masskara Festival, came on a mini-tour of Silay, organized by the Negrense Blogging Society, Inc.  This side trip was made possible wit...

Silay City Charter Day Celebration: Hugyaw Kansilay!
on Oct 25, 2012 in Silay City Charter Day Celebration THe Legend of Kansilay Hugyaw Silay Silay City Silay City became a city on June 12, 1957 by virtue of Republic Act 1621. The city then has 2 main fiestas, the Charter Day Celebration every June 12 of the year, and the Feast of San Diego de Alcala, it's patron saint, every November 13. But fran...

Silay Marathon 2012: Mt. Patag Eco-Adventure Trail Endurance Challenge
on Oct 25, 2012 in Silay City Marathon 2012 Silay Silay Marathon Silay City Silay is not only about arts, culture and heritage but eco-tourism and sports as well. One important sport event that has caught national attention is the Silay City Marathon which first began in the late 90's as a 5K and 15K run and eventually evolv...

I Am Proud To be A Silaynon
on Aug 29, 2012 in Proud to be a SIlaynon Silay in the Past Silay The theme of celebration for Silay City's 55th Charter Anniversary last June 12, 2012 was ‘I AM PROUD TO BE A SILAYNON’. This theme is a celebration of togetherness and achievements in all levels of Silaynon endeavor according to Mayor Jose "Oti...

Adaptive Reuse of Silay's Ancestral Houses
on May 19, 2012 in ancestral house Adaptive reuse Silay City is full of heritage houses but most of them are still residential homes, lived in by the descendants of the original owners or bought by others who continue to live in them. There are few however that have been converted to museums or offi...

Silay Honors Mr. Ramon Hofileña And His Ancestral House
on May 15, 2012 in Ramon Hofileña Manuel S. Hofileña Ancestral House Who doesn't know Ramon Hofileña?  So many people have written about him that he is easily the most recognizable name when it comes to arts and cultural history in the Province of Negros Occidental. Although he lived abroad for a period of time,...

The House With The "Maldicion"
on Apr 2, 2012 in maldicion Silay City house with maldicion This story is another Silay family secret. Sometime in the 50's an affluent family in Silay put a "maldicion" or curse on one of their daughters for marrying a man they did not approved of.  It is said that the father placed a big handwritten...

Muscovado Mills
on Mar 11, 2012 in simborio smokestack sugar chimney muscovado mill ruins Before the existence of the modern sugar centrals in Negros Island, there were the Mucovado mills. When I was little, it was not uncommon to see the "simborio" or smokestack of the old muscovado (brown) sugar mill found in large sugar plantations of...

PUREZA, The Story of Negros Sugar - Remember...Learn...Act
on Feb 7, 2012 in documentary on the Negros sugar industry Negros Sugar Jay Abello Pureza sacada Last Monday, I wrote about the first ever documentary film on the sugar industry in Negros, PUREZA.  Last night I attended the premier showing and came out of the movie house feeling sad and in deep thoughts. I was unusually silent, which is so...

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