Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Vega House: An Ancestral House in Balingasag

If you happen to visit Camiguin Island via Balingoan Port, don't forget to make a side tour in the Municipality of Balingasag where you can find an interesting old house of affluent Filipinos in the 18th and 19th century.

The Vega House is known as the Oldest Ancestral House found in the Municipality of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental.

What's the most interesting fact about this ancestral home is the sculpted wooden man supporting the second floor structures that will make you feel nostalgic about vintage memoirs.

According to the town folks, this ancestral house belongs to the family of the late Maria Clara Vega Jimenez, the mother of movie personality "Inday Badiday" and Philippine Daily Inquirer Editor-In-Chief Letty Jimenez Magsanoc.

Now, the question is: Who is that Man?

P.S.:
(Having a photo souvenir with the ancestral house as my background)

The wooden man act as a support beam of the second floor infrastructure.
Remember the Mythology of Atlas carrying the World? This man also serves as a supporting
beam to carry the upper structures.

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