Gibb,i wish you would suggest to historically-minded members of the
Heritage society to research deeper into each houses to include not
only the names of the owners but also the relevant dates of the
construction, the architect (if any), engineers, carpenters,
craftsmen, etc. would be properly recorded and thus honored. These
people and data are as much part of the houses, and of the heritage of
Every town everywhere was on a building frame of mind during those
periods but Carcar outshone them all on its finished products because
of these craftsmen. We have these classy statues in our town not
because the Noels or Nyor Nanoy or Padre Tatyong had the money but
because we had the best sculptors. Every town had its Nyor Nanoy and
Padre Tatyong but no Roman Sarmiento or the Abellanas. And our writers
and musicians, too.
These people are OUR heritage. And because of what they've handed down
to us, that no other town in Cebu has, we should respect and try our
darnest best ourselves, too.
If the only thing we can think of handing down to the next generation
is a Pajero or, worse, a multi-cab, or a house that looks like a
bathroom inside out, it's like: "Give me your heart, make it real, or
else forget about it."