IF YOU VISIT BACOLOD ITS A MUST THAT YOU VISIT THE RUIN . THE STORY COMPARING TO TAJ MAHAL .THIS IS DON MARIANO LEDESMA LACSON . THE YOUNG BACHELOR WHO OWNED A 440 HECTARES OF PLANTATION HERE IN NEGROS ORIENTAL . AS A YOUNG BACHELOR HE LOVE TRAVELLING TOO .AND ONE OF HIS TRIP IN HONKONG  . HE MET THIS GIRL NAME MARIA BRAGA . MARIA BRAGA IS A PORTUGUESE . THE DAUGHTER OF THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP HE IS RIDING . HE WAS FALL IN LOVE WITH MARIA . AND ASKED THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP TO MARRIED HIS DAUGHTER MARIA . AFTER THEY GET MARRIED . THEY LIVE HERE IN NEGROS ORIENTAL . DURING THEIR MARRIAGE . THEY WERE BLESSED WITH  TEN CHILDREN . BUT ON THE ELEVEN  PREGRANCY . MARIA WAS SLIPPED IN THE BATHROOM AND BLEED NON STOP . TO PICK UP THE DOCTOR WILL TAKE TWO DAYS ONE WAY BY HORSE CARRIAGE . BY THE TIME THE DOCTOR ARRIVED . AFTER FOUR DAYS MARIA DIED IN THE ARM OF DON MARIANO . BECAUSE OF HIS LOVE WITH MARIA . HE DECIDED TO BUILD ANOTHER HOUSE BESIDE THE ANCHESTRAL HOUSE AND DEDICATED THIS HOUSE TO HIS WIFE . THE FATHER IN LAW HELP TO FUND THE HOUSE TO MAKE SURE IT WILL BE GRANDIEST HOUSE HERE IN NEGROS .THIS IS THE MARKER INFRONT OF THE HOUSE .THE FRONT SIDE OF THE HOUSE .THE ENTRANCE STAIR .VIEW INSIDE . BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN ARCHITECTURE . STILL SHOWING THE DURABLE CONCRETE  FINISH OF THE BUILDING .TODAY THEY ARE INSTALLING SOME PLASTIC ROOF  . TO PRESERVE THE STRUCTURE FROM EXPOSURE FROM SUN AND RAIN . I NOTICED THAT STRUCTURE STILL IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND THERE IS NO SIGN OF CORROSSION ON THE STRUCTURE . THE SECRET ACCORDING TO THEM . THEY USE EGG WHITE INSTEAD OF WATER TO MIXED THE CONCRETE . DON MARIANO DEDICATED THIS HOUSE TO HIS WIFE AND ALL OF HIS CHILDREN TO ENJOY AS LONG THEY ARE SINGLE . BUT DURING THE JAPANESE OCCUPATION . THE FILIPINO GUERILLA BURNED THIS HOUSE WITH THE CONSENT OF THE OWNER . SO THAT THE JAPANESE COULD NOT USE IT FOR GARRISON .

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