Hacienda Crafts worker in action Manapla Negros Occidental

Hacienda Crafts, Manapla, Negros Occidental

Hacienda Crafts Company is based in Hacienda Santa Rosalia, Manapla, Negros Occidental. Joey Gaston and Christina Borromeo-Gaston founded the company in the early 1990’s. The company taps Negros Island artistry and sustainable natural materials to create distinctive high-end lamps, furniture, and furnishings. Our hand-crafted designs go beyond borders of culture and taste. Using indigenous weaving techniques, Hacienda…

La Cocina de Tita Moning front of the house

La Cocina de Tita Moning

**La Cocina de Tita Moning closed its doors in 2016* The Legarda Ancestral House is located in the San Miguel neighborhood in Manila, close to the Malacañang Palace, the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the Philippines. When it was built in 1937 it was one of the first Art Deco houses…

View on Manila from Sun Cruises ferry to Corregidor.Picture by Frans Betgem

Trip to Corregidor Island

For those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Manila and who are interested in history we highly recommend a day tour to the tiny island of Corregidor at the entrance of Manila Bay. Due to this location, Corregidor was fortified by the US military with several coastal artillery and ammunition magazines to…

Street dancing in Dumaguete 2015

Buglasan Festival, Negros Oriental, 2015

The Buglasan Festival 2015 was celebrated from October 16 until 25 at Dumaguete and surrounding areas, Negros Oriental. This year’s theme was “building friendship worldwide and opening development opportunities”. Buglasan is a celebration of the island’s history and diversity of cultural riches that evolved from the many festivals commemorating each patron saint of a town/city…