Posts Tagged With: Heritage

Farewell: Luzon Lumber

Cebu City, Nov.26, 2012

This is a Followup of  Vanishing Soon: Luzon Lumber

I ended it with a call to Photographed the doomed building, and here are some of the pics:

Facebook friend Rhoel Balili Awit uploaded these on his Wall and tagged me.

Photo By: Rhoel Balili Awit

Photo By: Rhoel Balili Awit

Photo By: Rhoel Balili Awit

But Joseph Cabrera posted this very sad state of Luzon Lumber;

Photo Credit: Joseph Cabrera

This was taken from the back portion of the building, that shows its the stage of demolition, in just a few weeks from now the area would be just a vacant lot.

Karaang Sugbo page posted this in his status:

In a few weeks time, Luzon Lumber will be nothing more than an empty lot. Please identify parts of the Luzon Lumber building you would like to be saved for posterity, something that future generations would appreciate and wonder what is it about Luzon Lumber and our collective childhood experience of rushing to the only place in Cebu City where they sell precut plywood boards for our school projects. 

Hopefully, with the kind indulgence of the owners, they would donate perhaps the old signboard, the old house number plate, a window or two to be preserved for posterity. Hopefully, when we see these items, we can look back and reminisce our schoolboy/schoolgirl days when we would rush to Luzon Lumber to buy materials for our school projects. Perhaps we can tell the future generation that on that spot once stood not only business but a landmark that was so unique in a bustling city of concrete; one of the last all-wood buildings in the area; Three walls of the building still stand, please take photographs and post them here and share your childhood stories. Time is ticking on this landmark building in downtown Cebu, while we may not be able to save the entire building, hopefully, we can save enough of it, so the future generation can understand what that business meant to the schoolboy/schoolgirl we once were.

It pains me to see a portion of Cebu’s Collective Memories will be gone very very soon..

So if you have time, place visit it and have your picture taken, they may take down the building but they can’t take away the memories.

Here is the Google Earth Screen Capture of Luzon Lumber.

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Vanishing Soon: Luzon Lumber

Cebu City,November 24, 2012

 

It has been closed for several moths already, the huge structure of wood in the corner of Sancianco and Leon Kilat Streets in this City.

It houses the Luzon Lumber, which is very well remembered for selling custom-cut plywoods that were very useful for school project the require a small piece of wood. But they sell also among others of course Lumber Materials.

When i arrived in Cebu, some years back, (hmm let just leave the date secret lest you would some up my age)  I live with my cousin who bake’s cake for a business. She does Cake for Wedding, which is multi-tier and made of plywood. Luzon Lumber was our supplier of those custom cut wood.

Lately I badly need a wood for my bed, so i went to Luzon lumber but it was close, I thought maybe it would open later, for in the recent year they had erratic schedule, but it never opened.

Then I read a Facebook post by Prof. Jojo Bersales of the University of San Carlos:

Notice/news flash:
The Luzon Lumber building at the corner of Leon Kilat and Sanciangko Streets is now being slowly demolished. Presently, the outside walls facing the street are intact, the south wall has been removed. “

The Floodgate of Memories opens, and here are some of the comment:

Randy Pable Napuli they will renovate it or the Emall is buying the lot?

Dexter F. Quinit kabantay ko bitaw ana sir nga gihinay na nila ug guba.murag intact pa tan awn kung nag atubang ka bldg pero wa na diay sulod.

Teng Sy Enn ayay! slowly nawala ang mga known sa area… 😦:(

Ailene-Elcon De los Santos I remember around 25 years ago mo anha mi og ako bro mopalit og mga pre cut wood panel para school project. I passed by 3 years ago and the grandeur is still there Walay nabag o except sa mga tapad . Maka recall jud sa HS life ig mo agi ko , hopefully b4 completely Ma demolished maka post og picture pa mo ” Karaan”

Breinn Tan Aguilar sayang noh. ngano kaha dili mo value ug treasure ang mga pinoy noh? dili kaau tig.preserve ug old buildings and the like ang mga pinoy. sayang. =/

Karaang Sugbo (Old Cebu) Posting as Jobers: i already contacted relatives of the owner the other month pa and I was told that there were no plans yet to demolish and i was promised that the signage “Luzon Lumber Company” would be turned over to the museo sugbo for temporary safekeeping just in case this happens. there is also a carromata marked “Luzon Lumber” inside that I had asked to be preserved or kept at the Museo temporarily…will check this out again.

 

Karaang Sugbo (Old Cebu) Posting as Harve: when I passed by earlier, wood panels of the west wall adjacent to Emall have been removed. The south wall is totally gone and the inside of the building can be viewed from Sanciangko St.,from the outside, one could see a hint of green paint on the second floor. Sections of the roof are also gone, leaving what remains of the structure open to the elements. While viewing the Cebu aerial photo after the September 1944 bomb run, one can clearly make out the roof as well as the outline of the building which was very close to the Cebu railway station.

 

Smarkies Anthony MorenoNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! didto pud ko tig palit mga gagmayng plywood pang project nako sa City Central School.

I really appreciate that building of all modern building in Cebu City, Every time maka kita ko anang balaya the faith of preserving of that house, abi nako protected na sa Cebu City.

I can still imagine those Antique Stall Number nga naka lansang pa sa each door.

 

And the list goes on..

All of them are saddened for the demised of a structure that harbors collective memories.

Since its a private property, there is nothing much we can do about it.

So if you have a Camera, be it point and shot or DSLR, please take a picture of this building before its too late.

 

 

 

 

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Treasured Recipes at Cafe Marco

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When ever i find a reasons to go up Nivel Hills, am there.

Days ago i got an SMS invite for the Media Launch of Cafe Marco’s yet another Culinary Journey, this time Treasured Recipes of  Cebu top Culinary Icons.

Tina Ebrada, Ilonga by birth Cebuana by heart, who founded The Golden Cowrie.

Senorita Teresin Mendezona, a Cebuana with Spanish and Palestinian ancestry, Cebu’s Culinary pride.

“My grandmother once told me the ‘cooking is an art and eating is a habit.’ Although initially i did not mind her encouragement to learn the art of cooking, i later realized how important it is to learn to cook. It is not only a fine preparation for marriage, but an inheritance  that stays on for generations to come.” goes Jessica Avilla opening speech.

Guest at the Media launch were treated with a refreshing Lemonade with Basel leaf.

Marco Polo’s GM Hans Hauri introduced to the croud the Men In White, the powerhouse cast of Cafe Marco’s Kitchen who for day’s labored with Senorita Teresin and Madam Tina.

After the introduction, a short opening ceremony follows.

Then we were able to sample the Treasure.

I really enjoyed eating my way to Cebu rich culinary history.

But don’t take my word for it, you have to try it yourself.

Cafe Marco Culinary Journey Featuring Treasured Recipes  run from 8 to 17 June, 2012.

For inquiries and reservations: Call Cebu: (032) 253 1111 and Manila (02) 887 1263.

Marco Polo Plaza Hotel Cebu

Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Apas
Cebu City, 6000, Philippines

Phone:           +63 (32) 253 1111
Facsimile:     +63 (32) 234 8170
Email:            info@marcopoloplazacebu.com

http://www.marcopoloplazacebu.com
http://www.marcopolohotels.com

Photo Credits: Emma Villarente and Marco Polo Plaza Hotel Cebu

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Gabii Sa Kabilin

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The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Culture and Heritage Unit and its partners will hold the sixth run of Gabii sa Kabilin on May 25, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.

This year the heritage event will feature 22 main attractions composed of museums and cultural sites in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue.

These are:

Aboitizland Heritage Pocket,

Ayala Center Cebu Activity Center and The Terraces

Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Museum

Don Sergio Osmeña Memorabilia and Art Gallery at College Assurance Plan Center

Cathedral Museum

Casa Gorordo Museum

Cebu City Museum

Cebu Normal University (CNU)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple

Fort San Pedro

Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum

Mandaue City Plaza

Museo Parian sa Sugbo

Museo Sugbo

Plaza Independencia

Sacred Heart Parish Church and Alternative Contemporary Arts Studio (ACAS)

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño through the Santo Niño de Cebu Augustinian Social Development Foundation (SNAF)

University of San Carlos Museum

University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Rizaliana Museum

and Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House.

Tourists are treated to cultural performances, exhibits, art fairs, food markets, and interactive demonstrations in the 22 main sites.

For this year’s Gabii sa Kabilin, there are various suggested routes according to specific themes applicable to the museums and heritage sites, which guests can choose from. These themes includeMuseums; Art Galleries and Alternative Spaces; Heritage Structures; Historic Educational Institutions; Churches, Temples, and Sacred Spaces; and Historic Public Spaces. There’ll also be a walking tour along heritage sites that are within walking distance from each other.

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Animated Walking Tour Guide

With one ticket worth PhP150.00, local and foreign tourists may go to as many participating museums and cultural heritage sites within the six hours of the heritage event. The ticket also allows them to take as many rides as they want in Gabii sa Kabilin-designated buses and one tartanilla (horse-drawn carriage) trip in Cebu City’s old district

For more information about Gabii sa Kabilin and other programs of the RAFI-Culture and Heritage, please call 418-7234 local 703 and look for May, Karl or Florencio. Click here for ticket reservations.

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