Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ramon Hofilena House

The Hofilena Ancestral House is the first house that was opened to the public as a museum in 1962.




Built in 1934, it houses the collection of the art paintings of Ramon Hofilena, the Lord of the House, by Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo and Jose Rizal.


Your tour of Silay City would not be complete if you will not visit this house.  Ramon Hofilena receives guests by appointment only.  He guides to guests to his house from the collection of religious icons, books and to his art collection at the second floor.

                                         



The dining table is all set up for Christmas.



Ramon Hofilena's four-poster bed.  If you are lucky enough, he will show you his nude sketch done when he was a model.  


    A rare chance for Ramon Hofilena to pose for a photo.  
But was able to convince him to pose with me. 
 taken  5 de Nov 2011


On May 3, 2012, the Silay City Government will honor Ramon Hofilena, now 78, the Father of Heritage Conservation in Silay City, and to celebrate the presence of a house that has been part of Silay City's historical, cultural and artistic landscape.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Balay ni Tana Dicang


Most of the  Lizares from Talisay descend from Efigenio Lizares and Enrica Alunan.  They had 17 children, 4 died when they were young. This house was built in 1883 and is known as 'Balay Dako' meaning 'Big House'.



Today, it serves as a museum showcasing the life of Enrica Alunan Lizares, an haciendera and a businesswoman, who raised her 13 children.




The view of the main living room.

This is called a 'orimon'.  Tana Dicang sits here and is carried by 4 men when she goes to her hacienda.

Tana Dicang had a peeping hole on the floor for her to be able to see how her workers are doing.

PANAAD 2012 Schedule of Events

April 9                   Monday,               Day 1

6:00 a.m.               Hataw sa Panaad w/ Ching’s Group (Panaad Football Field)
                                Mambukal Team Relay
8:00 a.m.               Panaad Thanksgiving Mass (2F Panaad Stadium)
9:00 a.m.               Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for:                
Panaad Tourism & Trade Fair (Negros’ Best Products Display) @ LGU Pavilions*
                                Organic na Negros Agri-Fest (GF Panaad Stadium, North Wing)*
Livestock & Dairy Products Fair (GF Panaad Stadium North Wing Grounds)*
                                Panaad Festivals Photo Exhibit (GF Panaad Stadium, Center)*
                                Eco-Garden & Wellness Show (South area across Candoni Booth)*
                                Environmental Information Advocacy (PEMO Area)*
                                SK Federation Solid Waste Management Campaign*

                                *Daily Activities

2:00 p.m.               Motorcade & LGU Floats Competition (Provincial Capitol to Panaad Park)

4:00 p.m.               Opening Ceremony & Festival Dance Competition (Panaad Stadium)
                                Fireworks Display
8:00 p.m.               GMA “Kapuso” Show (Stadium)

 

 

April 10                 Tuesday,              Day 2


6:00 a.m.               Hataw sa Panaad w/ Panaad Hot Bodies (Panaad Football Field)
7:30 a.m.               Athletics (Panaad Field)
                                The Great Titan Lifesaving Sports Festival: Drowning Prevention & Water Safety
                                Campaign (Panaad Swimming Complex)
                                Chess (Stadium VIP Room)
10:00 a.m.             Daily Tourism, Trade Fair & Exhibits @ various venues (refer to Day 1)
1:00 p.m.               Drum & Bugle Competition, Secondary Level (Panaad Football Field)
2:00 p.m.               Boxing (2nd Level South Wing, Panaad Stadium; Weigh-in @ 7:30-10am)

6:00 p.m.               Negros Pop Music Festival - Composo/Pop Song Writing Competition (Panaad Stadium)

9:00 p.m.               Sangguniang Kabataan Federation Variety Show (Panaad Stadium)


April 11                 Wednesday,           Day 3

6:00 a.m.               Hataw sa Panaad w/ Panaad Hot Bodies (Panaad Football Field)
7:30 a.m.               Athletics (Panaad Field)
8:00 a.m.               The Great Titan Lifesaving Sports Festival: Pool Events (Panaad Swimming Complex)
                                TESDA Livelihood Skills Olympics (Panaad Covered Court)              
                                Chess (Panaad Stadium VIP Room)
UPLBAA Annual Panaad Seminar
10:00 a.m.             Daily Tourism, Trade Fair & Exhibits @ various venues (refer to Day 1)
1:00 p.m.               Taekwondo (2nd Level North Wing, Panaad Stadium, weigh in @ 9-11am)
2:00 p.m.               Boxing (2nd Level South Wing, Panaad Stadium; Weigh-in @ 7:30-10am)
3:00 p.m.               Latin Dance Sport – Adult, Senior & Juvenile Categories (NOMPAC Gym)
7:00 p.m.               RMN Panaad Hip Hop Challenge (Panaad Park Stage)
8:00 p.m.               UNILEVER “Pop Fiesta” (Panaad Stadium)



April 12                 Thursday,            Day 4


6:00 a.m.               Hataw sa Panaad w/ Panaad Hot Bodies (Panaad Football Field)
                                3K & 5K Road Race (Panaad Stadium)
7:30 a.m.               Athletics (Panaad Field)
8:00 a.m.               The Great Titan Lifesaving Sports Festival: Water Safety for Recreation &
                                Tourism (Panaad Swimming Complex)
                                Chess (Panaad Stadium VIP Room)
                                Taekwondo (2nd Level North Wing, Panaad Stadium)
9:00 a.m.               ABS-CBN’s  Halad sa Kapamilya (Panaad Covered Court)
10:00 a.m.             Daily Tourism, Trade Fair & Exhibits @ various venues (refer to Day 1)
2:00 p.m.               Boxing (2nd Level South Wing, Panaad Stadium; Weigh-in @ 7:30-10am)
3:00 p.m.               Environmental Activity - PEMO (Panaad Park Stage)
5:00 p.m.          Visayan Folk Dances Competition (Panaad Stadium)
8:00 p.m.               M.O.R. Local Stock - Ilonggo Music Fest (Panaad Park Stage)
9:00 p.m.               Technical Rehearsal, Lin-ay sang Negros Pageant (Panaad Stadium)

April 13                 Friday,                                  Day 5


6:00 a.m.               Hataw  sa Panaad w/ Panaad Hot Bodies (Panaad Football Field)
7:00 a.m.               Governor’s Cup Panaad National Golf Tournament, VMLP-Negros Occ. Chapter (NOGCC )
9:00 a.m.               The Great Titan Lifesaving Sports Festival: Beach Event & Great Titan 2012 (Sipalay City)
10:00 a.m.             Daily Tourism, Trade Fair & Exhibits @ various venues (refer to Day 1)
1:00 p.m.               Provincial Capitol Employees Day (Panaad Park Stage)
2:00 p.m.               Boxing (2nd Level South Wing, Panaad Stadium; Weigh-in @ 7:30-10am)
7:00 p.m.               Lin-ay sang Negros Grand Coronation Night (Panaad Stadium)     

 

April 14                 Saturday,               Day 6


6:00 a.m.               Hataw sa Panaad w/ Panaad Hot Bodies (Panaad Football Field)
Murcia – Panaad Run
7:00 a.m.               Governor’s Cup Panaad National Golf Tournament, VMLP-Negros Occ. Chapter (NOGCC )
9:00 a.m.               The Great Titan Lifesaving Sports Festival: Beach Event & Great Titan 2012 (Sipalay City)

                                Farmers Day Celebration & Farmers Forum (Bacolod Pavillon)

10:00 a.m.             Daily Tourism, Trade Fair & Exhibits @ various venues (refer to Day 1)
2:00 p.m.               Opening of Panaad Bulang/Derby (Panaad Covered Court)               
                                Boxing (2nd Level South Wing, Panaad Stadium – weigh-in @ 7:30-10am)
6:00 p.m.               Outstanding Farmers, Fisherfolk & Livestock Raisers Awards– OPA/PVO w/ ABS-CBN (Panaad Stadium)  
7:00 p.m.               2GO Travel Night (Panaad Park Stage)
8:00 p.m.               NPC-KBP Media Night (Panaad Swimming Complex)
9:00 p.m.               ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Fiesta Caravan (Panaad Stadium)

April 15                 Sunday,                  Day 7


6:00 a.m.               Hataw sa Panaad w/ Ching’s Group (Panaad Football Field)
10:00 a.m.             Daily Tourism, Trade Fair & Exhibits @ various venues (refer to Day 1)
                                The Great Titan Lifesaving Sports Festival: Lifesaving & Water Safety Projects (Sipalay City)
2:00 p.m.               2nd Day of Panaad Bulang/Derby (Panaad Covered Court)  
3:00 p.m.               Closing Ceremony w/ Awarding & Presentation of Winners (Panaad Stadium)
7:00 p.m.               Panaad Drumbeating Showcase/Fireworks Display (Panaad Stadium)
                                Silka Sponsored Show (Panaad Park Stage)
8:00 p.m.               GPRS Corporate Show/Concert (Panaad Stadium)

Post-Panaad Activity:

April 16, Monday  
2:00 p.m.               Championship of Panaad Bulang/Derby (Panaad Covered Court)
6:30 p.m.               The Great Titan Lifesaving Sports Festival: Closing & Awarding Rites (Bacolod Pavillon)                                                                                                                                        
As of 3.25.2012