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A quick visit to The Ruins

The Ruins, Bacolod City.
The Ruins, Bacolod City.

Thanks to a late flight schedule back to Cebu, our LiDAR research team was able to make a quick tour around Talisay, Negros Occidental’s famous The Ruins.

To go to The Ruins from Talisay City, we rode a jeepney to take us to Bangga Pepsi in Bata, Bacolod City. We then took a tricycle to get us to the place.

The Ruins
The restoration efforts around The Ruins has transformed an abandoned, rundown mansion into Negros Occidental’s most famous tourist spot.

The Ruins is what remains of the gutted mansion of the Lacson clan. It was built by Don Mariano Lacson as tribute to Maria Braga, his first wife. Filipino revolutionaries during World War 2 decided to burn down the mansion in a strategic move to prevent the Japanese forces from converting the mansion into a military headquarter.

Got lucky when we chanced upon Roger Lucero leading a group in the mansion. Roger is the tour guide who is as famous as Bacolod, Talisay City, and the tourist spot because of his unusually funny wordplay and stories.

Roger, the funny guide, of The Ruins
Roger (in pink) introduces the history of The Ruins. This famous tour guide is now part of ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother 737.
Roger of The Ruins
Roger makes touring The Ruins a session of laughter and historical lessons.
With Roger of The Ruins
Team photo op with Roger.
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