Camina Heritage House (Balay na bato)


It’s Tsokolate eh with the famous bischocho at the Cafe Rufino… Just savor the thick and rich taste of cacao harvested from the family farm in Guimaras.

The side trip in some of Iloilo gave my colleagues and I a glimpse of the province’s rich cultural heritage.

The heritage tour started at the centuries-old Camina House, which also served as a museum of old furniture and the house of woven clothes which were made by the lads in the province.

The ancestral house dates back to 1865, preserved through the years by the family. It is called a mestisa house because of the various design and mixed architecture from various era since the 1800s.


We were treated to a round of native chocolate expressos served hot by a servidora of the house. In an instant, we taught we were transported in the era of our national hero Jose Rizal as we depict the characters of Sisa, and her sons, Crispin and Basilio, as well as Maria and the friars of the past.

The old church in Miag-ao was included in our day trip before flying back to Manila after the coverage of the World Peace for Inner Peace at Savannah City.

Dubbed as the largest flaming image using candles, Guinness Book of World Records recorded that 56,680 candles, used in torches, bested the last entry of Pakistan.






We were told that this is where Sen. Loren Legarda sources fabric for her native Filipiniana attires.


The steep ladder leading to the main house that includes the sala, dining area, and a mini altar.






About tinamen

I am news reporter, trying to veer away from the daily grind of news. I am trying to make good of the experiences and opportunities that life bring me, and enjoy them. I will try to share in this blog some of my travels, hobbies, and the daily lessons that life would bring. I don't intend to brag, I intend to amuse, inform and touch your lives in my own little way.
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