Things to do in BACOLOD | Jalandoni Ancestral House

Saturday, June 29, 2013


Also called the Pink House that epitomizes typical nipa hut houses but only bigger, it is just along the street of Rizal so it is just easy to locate

Owned by Mr & Mrs Antonio J. Montinola, second to the eldest son of Angeles Jalandoni Montinola, the only daughter of Don Bernardino Jalandoni and Ysabel Ledesma-Jalandoni. It was eventually turned over to the Silay Heritage Foundation, Inc. as a venue for educational and cultural activities of Silay. Their daughter had a huge liking to the color pink which was also the reason why this house had a peculiar pink color exterior.  

This is the last stop of our ChaMike Heritage Tour, the entrance fee is also P50 and you  have to book in advance for a sure guided tour. A lady dressed in a Filipiniana costume, forgot to catch his name, was our tour guide.

First Floor
Is an almost bare area where you can only see a karwaje, a karitela and some antique furniture.

Receiving area, wooden scupltur, hat and barton stand, and weaving machine

Second Floor
Like any other elite houses from the past, the second floor is where the main rooms where located. Living room, dining room, bedrooms and kitchen. The artistic wooden transom near the ceiling is inspired by French design which also served as air ventilation. 

Jalandoni family portrait

Living Area
Collection of musical instruments
The bedrooms are big and all have connecting doors.

You can see interesting pieces at the dining area.

Kitchen and pantry area, an old fashioned cooler can also been seen here. When refrigerators were not yet invented they use coolers where the ice were transported all the way from America.

You can also see interesting pieces like grandfather's clock, pay phone & sewing machine

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