Be Careful with My Heart…bow!

Kute, Mamang and Lola mamang's bed

Kute, Mamang and Lola mamang’s bed

admittedly im dead crazy with this serye not just because of the kilig factor it brings, but also how the whole ‘kapit bisig’ concept has brought promise and hope to my own life… im such in a melodramatic mood right at this moment so this serye’s existence fit perfectly for me. it’s a huge #GV moment for me every time i watch it on streaming before i go to sleep. at least i sleep w/ a smile. naks.

anyways when the opportunity came for me to check on one of its location shoots, without second thoughts i readily said yes. special thanks to Mervin of pinoyadventurista.com for letting me tag along w/ his trip to Pila Laguna, home of Kute and Little Pard’s Chibugan.

Pila Laguna is around 2 hours away from Manila via buses bound for Sta. Cruz. fare is around 100P. the famed ‘Little Pard’s Chibugan‘ house is just around the corner of the town plaza where the famous Church of San Antonio de Padua (w/c is also being used as a backdrop for the serye) is also located. finding it is a no brainer since most (if not all) of the locals know where it is located. they even know the schedule of the shooting.

the marker

the marker

the church facade...

the church facade…

a few distance of walking and across this street....

a few distance of walking and across this street….

...is Little Pard's chibugan!!!!

…is Little Pard’s chibugan!!!!

the polka dots promo - unli rice was still ongoing when we visited haha!

the polka dots promo – unli rice was still ongoing when we visited haha!

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inside the house....

inside the house….

pancit palabok merienda after touring the Pila town poblacion...

pancit palabok merienda after touring the Pila town poblacion…

thank you very much pinoy adventurista! ( who also is a fan of this serye haha)

thank you very much pinoy adventurista! ( who also is a fan of this serye haha)

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the San Guillermo Church – the Santino connection

part II of my Holy Week 2011 feature

after our visit with the Betis Church we immediately went to the nearby San Guillermo Church in Bacolor to continue with our visita iglesia. special thanks to sinjin of libotero.com for allowing me to use some of his photos in this entry.

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no doubt for all the Kapamilya in us, Santino has once become a household name as the main character in the top rater teleserye ‘May Bukas Pa’ which tackle about our relationship with the Lord Jesus which was fondly called ‘Bro’ in the serye.

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this church became really famous when this became one of the main venues of the said teleserye with tourists easily relating it to Santino once they set foot on the church.

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situated at the town of Bacolor in the Province of Pampanga, this heritage church used to be one of the biggest churches in the country. it was built in 1576 by Augustinian friars but was destroyed in an earthquake in 1880. it was rebuilt six years after. it continued to show its massive grandeur in the plains of Bacolor until the Mount Pinatubo eruption which gain world attention in 1991. by 1995 lahar flowed from the rivers of Bacolor and buried the church at half of its height. despite this, it has continued to become a place of worship for most of the Bacolor locals. restoration efforts are in full swing even today, even if the floor of the church is halfway in between with the church’s ceiling.

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this baroque style church largely depicts what used to be a splendidly decorated church with main and side retablos and a huge altar decorated in gold leaves. after the eruption, the locals painstakingly dug up the altar and the retablo to use it again inside the same church. these retablos and altar can still be seen in the church up to now.

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on the right side of the church is the old convent which was converted into a museum that houses old religious artifacts that were salvaged from the lahar.

more photos from yours truly and libotero.com

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