Thursday, November 15, 2018

PIA & NCCA TEAM UP FOR A 4-DAY HERITAGE CARAVAN



SAN PABLO CITY (Nov.15) - The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the National Commission for the Culture  and Arts have joined resources to sponsor a 4-day “Heritage Caravan” to create awareness on stories about heritage, the culture and the arts in CALABARZON to media participants from  the Cordillera Autonomous Region, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Bicol Region and Calabarzon and Mimaropa.

Our first stop is at Casa San Pablo this city. Crossing the hanging bridge from the resort pool area to the cottage, signifies that your have entered the compound as guest. The amenities in this famous Bread and Breakfast Hometel is not at par with 5 star hotels but it has unique features that can only be found in this place.

From a simple coconut plantation, Sinforoza Alcantara Gomez-fondly called as Inay - built a rest house in 1937. Information disclosed that it  was her gift to her husband Pepe Gomez. The rest house was built to accommodate many guest that Pepe would invite. A good place of good cheer and warm hospitality. Then it became the favorite guesthouse of people from San Pablo especially when there were important visitors from out of town and stayed with the Gomez’ couple and later named “Sambat”.

In 1997, Boots and An Alcantara continue the dedication to offer warmt and hospitality that the Gomez couple are known for.  Boots is the eldest grandson of Pepe and Sinforosa Gomez and  married An for years. The couple both came from large  families and is very happy to share their home they designed themselves and the traditions.

Air conditioned rooms, swimming pools, cafe, clay shop, art barn, art gallery, pavilion and team building areas are available for use by the guests. A pasalubong center offers goodies from San Pablo and surrounding area, mostly straight from the farmers, fishermen which proudly indicates the rich heritage. (Mar de la Cruz-DZGB-Am-Legazpi)


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