Thursday, 7 March 2013

A Short Visit to Doña Aurora's House

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Also part of the Historical Trail Tour, Doña Aurora House is just a walk away from Museo De Baler or a few minutes of tricycle , of course it features the birth place of Aurora Aragon Quezon, former First Lady of the Philippines (wife of Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon).

Getting Inside:

How I wish na ganyan sana ang bahay namin sa probinsya...
Tsk walang nakadungaw moment na sana hahah

 Same as Museo De Baler there's no Entrance fee all you need to do is to sign the visitor's logbook near the stairs to be able to explore the place. (Hindi lang kita sa picture pero may tinayo ata silang computer shop dun sa ground floor nung bahay).

 Inside The House:

The Living Room
I had to stop myself from sitting the chairs (nakakatempt umupo baka masira), dunno if the chairs are old and antique but it looks new to me.

Expecting to see old and dusty furnitures but I was surprised to see the house clean , too clean if you ask me.

The Dining Area (Panira yung PC at Computer table)
There's a room inside the house, almost like a mini library. Old Books or I think several sets of encylopedia can be found there(nasa cabinet bawal galawin) and some old pictures regarding the charitable works of the late first lady.

Around the House:

Who's the kid?, Apo ng tour guide ko.
I Thinks its same as the one on display at Museo De Baler (so dalawa yung presidential car ni President Quezon noong time nya?) but the difference is that you can actually touch the car unlike the one in the museum.

So that ends my historical tour, upnext is Diguisit falls so stay tuned for updates.

Additonal Information:

*The Manila Provincial Road in that traverses Quezon City to Manila was renamed to Aurora Boulevard in her honor in 1951, and in the same year, Elpidio Quirino created the Aurora sub-province, comprising Baler and surrounding areas in the adjacent Quezon Province. In 1978, Aurora became a separate province. Manuel and Aurora Quezón are the only spouses to have respective provinces in the Philippines named after them.

*The first major building erected in Aurora Avenue was also named after the former First Lady: Aurora Tower, Araneta Center Cubao. The most significant contribution of Mrs. Quezon in the field of education was the founding of Mount Carmel High School (now Mount Carmel College) in Baler in 1948 by American Carmelite missionaries who arrived in Baler upon her invitation.

* The Concerned Women of the Philippines have named the Aurora Aragon Quezón Peace Awards after Mrs. Quezón.

Source: Wikipedia