Yesterday was Valentines day, a festival of romantic love and many people give
cards, letters, flowers or presents to their spouse or partner. They may also
arrange a romantic meal in a restaurant or night in a hotel. Common symbols
of Valentine's Day are hearts, red roses and Cupid.....
but I know yesterday will be different. because the lovely girlfriend I am supposed
to date was busy with work and photo shoot which should be top priority, and its
so happens that 2 of my good friends don't have their dates with their boyfriends...
its time for another bonding session with history. because I was inactive for almost
6 months, its time for another history tour, and I decided to spend Valentines
with my good friends in part 2 of Lakad Pamana tour, discovering what is there
to see in Bustos., Bulacan.
we arrived there at around 730am the tour participants have the convinience of
being shuttled aboard a bnew hi-ace grandia back and forth to the meeting place.
come join me, and listen to my story, as I bring you to Bustos Bulacan
because its where the first conflict between Spanish forces and filipinos.
Bulacan is also known for their love of sweets thats why they have the minasa
Arriving at Bustos, I was happy to see familiar faces and friends from my previous
heritage walks in bulacan, yesterday we had a small group, compared to the ones
I attended last year.
our first stop was the church in Bustos, Saint John Parish where we waited for
the others I took some shot of a Bell by Hilario Sunico.
our next stop was the Bustos Heritage Park where we stayed for 2 hours,
greeted by the mayor, Mayor Arnel F. Mendoza, who welcomed us to Bustos
and the newly opened museum & tourism center and the municipal hall.
The town has a good number of old historic houses. However, they lack
maintenance of the properties though some are being fully restored.
I just wish that they put them into other uses such as making them boutique
hotels with amenities as most if not all of them have good sized lots.
We had lunch at St. Martin de Pores Orphanage.
below is a video of what we saw, the talented children can really play well.
(its a fb video hehe you just have to copy and paste to your browser)
the BAHAY AT YAMAN NI SAN MARTIN DE PORRES can be found
Bustos, Bulacan. its a center for street children who found love and care beyond
the hot meals and shelter. these street children were fed, sheltered, and thus, healed,
treated with love and care. I can see the Center can house and care for as many
as 200 talented, well waised street children. thanks to the initiative of Rev.
Fr. Florentino S. Concepcion.
Ginataan Susong Palipit, Buro & Chicharon, Tanglad Juice. and all the
beautiful , cute ladies have a complimentary gift from the organizer.
Bustos Bulacan is blessed with instant access to water ways. houses in Bulacan
are situated near an irrigation canal maintained by the National Irrigation Authority
to water the surrounding rice fields. the best part of our trip is
discovering the unique reconstructed model houses -the bahay
na bato of the Ivatan.
I noticed that Bustos has a slice of Vigan and Batanes, because here you can see
century old bahay na bato like the Casa Perez, Avelina Perez Ancestral House,
Mercado Ancestral House, Lopez Ancestral House.
Ivatan stone houses and actually experience staying there for a night for only 800.00
Bustos Dam. this is also the last stop of our Bustos trip before we go back to
The whole structure was amazing and vastness of the land was
breath taking. I could not help but imagine how fun it is if I am with the girl I
love the most.
and so the journey ends here, this is LAKAD
PAMADA PART 3.
and this is your LOVERBOY Dennis signing off,
belated happy hearts day to every lovers out there.