Hidden Treasure: A heartbreaking visit to Ledesma mansion

One of Iloilo's prominent ancestral houses, the Ledesma mansion features a façade faded, stained, chipped and cracked, but rich in detail

La Florentina: The Balay Bacabac Babar ancestral house in Ajuy, Northern Iloilo

The La Florentina Balay Bacabac-Babar ancestral house in Ajuy, Northern Iloilo has survived the challenges of nature and modernization

A bahay kubo-inspired house furnished with abstracts

“I feel betrayed,” says architect Oscar Peñasales’ wife. Like many Filipino nurses, the wife’s dream to work abroad. She had been traveling back and forth with her husband to find a job in the

The Romanesque Revivalist Jaro Cathedral and its ‘unfaithful’ additions

Jaro Cathedral has lost its heritage value with a mishmash of architectural styles

Miagao Church’s naked coralline limestone, a mistake for authenticity

Without protective plastering, the facade of the Miagao Church glows a golden sheen dawn after dawn belying signs of worsening decay under its skin

Jaro’s Casa Mariquit, a bahay na bato as graceful as its namesake

A spruced up 200-year old Javellana home in Iloilo, pays tribute to a matriarch and her beloved