Since it’s Halloween and if you are up into paranormal adventure/activity. Here aree some perfect places for you.
LAZI CONVENT-LAZI, SIQUIJOR
The U-shaped BAHAY NA BATO convent is one of the largest convents built during the Spanish colonial era. On its first floor are stonewalls while wood panels can be found on the second floor.Its dimension is 42 metres (138 ft) by 38 metres (125 ft).It is funded by donations from parishes and missions of the Recollects.Partitions of the convent were removed but the original structure was maintained. It now houses the Siquijor Heritage Museum which has collections of important church relics and paraphernalia.
The mansion was built in the early 1900’s by the sugar baron, Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson
(1865-1948) and was home to his unmarried children with his first wife, Maria Braga Lacson (+1911), a Portuguese from Macau. The mansion was the largest residential structure ever built at that time and had in it one of the finest furniture, chinaware, and decorative items, as the father of Maria Braga was a captain of a ship that sailed across Europe and Asia and would cart with him these items. One of their daughters maintained a beautiful garden of lilies in and around the 4-tiered fountain fronting the mansion, all brought in from abroad.
ERMITA RUINS- DIMIAO,BOHOL
The Historic Ermita Ruins is located at Dimiao, across the street from the Catholic church. It is an old Spanish structure in town, which according to the locals it was used as a military fortress, chapel, and final resting place of the members of the Spanish clergy at the time. There were many questions about its mysterious past, however, remained unanswered that even experts from the National Museum have recommended its immediate excavation.
BALAY NA TISA -CARCAR, CEBU
Balay na Tisa was built in 1859 by Don Roman Sarmiento and Dona Canarias displaying not only the typical bahay na bato structure but especially the ornate designs. Mercado Mansion was owned and then completed by then Carcar Mayor Mariano Mercado in 1906. This house served as venue of the visit of the US Senate Foreign Relations Chair, Key Pittman to whom Mayor Mercado appealed to intercede for the granting of Philippine Independence in 1931.
These houses are distinct for their historical and artistic values. Today they serve as examples of architecture from the early years of 19th century in Carcar.
CEBU CATHEDRAL MUSUEM- CEBU CITY
It is situated next to the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, and not far from the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño.The collection was in the priest houses. is housed in a building which is in itself a museum piece; it goes back to the 19th century. The building was one of the few extant structures in downtown Cebu City that was totally spared from the ravages ofWorld War II. It also survived uninformed renovators and the natural elements.
It was built in the early nineteenth hundred century probably during the incumbency of Cebu Bishop Santos Gomez Marañon. Bishop Marañon, who was known as a church builder, was responsible for the construction of the churches of Oslob, Cebu and Naga, the Episcopal Palace across the cathedral, the bell tower of Argao and the convent ofSibonga.
It was first the parish convent of the Cathedral, then a school of the University of San Carlos, then a cooperative store, and even as a temporary chapel during the renovation of the Cathedral.
Of course, there are more “haunted” places all over the Philippines. If you happen to know one or you’ve experienced it yourself, share it with us in Nhagzventures! We would love to read about it.
ENJOY and Happy Halloween 🙂