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Dec 23, 2008

LIZARES MANSION ONCE A HAUNTED MANSION NOW ANGELICUM SCHOOL, THE CHRISTMAS ATTRACTION

The Lizares Mansion in Tabuc Suba, Jaro, Iloilo City was built by sugar barons of the yesteryears, the Lizares-Gamboa Family. That was used as headquarters with reputed torture chambers where some nuns and prominent Ilonggo family members of the Montinola, Gustitlo, etc. were killed during Japanese occupation in Iloilo.

For many years, the place remained unoccupied and rumored to be haunted, as the view of the long dining table from the top floor resembles a coffin. Stories of dangling chains and queer sound heard during the night. For a short while in 1960's, it was rented by Manila gambling lords who operated and Monte joint until it was "help-up" and robbed by a group of thrill seeking Ilonggos.


In early 1980's, this majestic Iloilo landmark was purchased by the Dominican Fathers who renovated the place and established the Angelicum School of Iloilo (ASIL) chapel is located. Every Christmas season, the main building is full of Christmas that attracts passers by and onlookers especially the children.

18 comments:

Lawstude said...

i love how it looks at night. ang ganda.

the donG said...

very very impressive! why did i miss visiting that house/school?

galing naman nyan. buti na preserve nila. bilib na bilib na ako sa iloilo at silay pagdating sa mga ganyang bahay.

galing mo parang ikaw pa lang kilala kong nag feature nito.

salamat sa header!

RJ said...

Ang ganda! Gusto kong makita 'yong dining table na 'yon. Kailan kaya ako makakapasyal sa Jaro?! Parang dyan sa bayang 'yan din 'yong malaking lumang simbahan.

Mahilig ako sa history, antique na mga bagay at geography. Kaya nagustuhan ko itong post na ito!

Kailan ka pupunta sa Pototan para sa mga photos ng mga palamuti nila doon?

Maligayang Pasko, Redlan! o",)

RJ said...

May malapit bang ilog o sapa sa mansiong ito? Tatawid pa ba ng ilog kapag galing ng bayan ng Jaro para makarating sa Baranggay Tabuc Suba?!

REDLAN said...

Oo super ganda. Ngayong christmas lang ako nagpunta for the first time @ Lawstude.

REDLAN said...

Nagyog christmas lang ako nagbisita dyan @ Dong. May haka haka pa nga na tuwing gabi nun may maririnig na kalas ng kadena at kung anong kababalaghang ingay. May nakabaon raw na kayamanan ng ninuno o yung amang lizares. Buti at nakita nila kung saan nakatago bago nagmigrate ang anak niya sa ibang bansa. Yun yung other story.

You are welcome and thanks!

REDLAN said...

Rich sa mga lumang heritage ang Panay. Sabi nga ni Pepe siguro nagstay ng matagal dito ang mga spanish kaya andaming lumang simbahan at bahay in spanish style.

Nakapunta na ako ng Pototan. Sa upcoming post mo to masisilayan @ RJ.

May ilog dyan malapit sa Angelicum kaya tinawag ang lugar na Tabuc Suba. hehehe. Syempre may bridge.

Merry Christmas rin sau @ RJ.

EM said...

Ganda naman. Hindi na sya mukhang haunted mansion. Very merry and bright... the true spirit of Christmas.

Maligayang Pasko!

KRIS JASPER said...

wow! I always see this kung magkagto ako sa mAasin....

sigh...

MERRY CHRISTMAS RED!

Mitz said...

i love the pic of angelicum at night :) i used to pass by that place everyday on my way to school.

""rare*jonRez"" said...

ang ganda kaya dyan red! i wish i can go there someday! :)

REDLAN said...

Agree ako sau Em. Thanks for the visit at sa pagcomment.

REDLAN said...

This year ko nakasulod da @ KJ

REDLAN said...

Dito ka pala nag-aral sa Iloilo Mitz.

REDLAN said...

Oo nga recel. Kelan ulit kayo magbakasyon sa Pinas?

jeanny said...

wow ang ganda. Sana mapuntahana ko rin yan ;)

吳念昌 said...

Aren't the Lizares and Gamboas originated from Talisay City, Negros Occidental? The Lizareses were actually the Hucallas from the said place..

ryuzon007 said...

😃 bawal daw pumasok d myembro ng pamilya dyan 😂