Viva Vigan: Crisologo Museum

Posted on February 13, 2010

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For this disgruntled Manila ‘native’, Vigan is just a sight to behold – beautiful old houses, clean streets, majestic churches, idyllic lifestyle. So you can just imagine our excitement to explore the place as soon as we jumped off that bus. Of course we had to eat something substantial first — 10 hours without rice was taking its toll on the bf 😛 We did have a hearty meal at the hotel while the staff was fixing our room, but the food is another post for another day 😉

After a late lunch at Gordion Hotel, we went to Syquia Mansion because it was the nearest — but it was closed  so we decided to head to Crisologo Museum on Liberation Blvd.

The Crisologo family is Vigan’s principal political dynasty. Floro Crisologo was a war

Wartime pictures of Floro Crisologo

veteran and a longtime congressman — we should thank him for writing the law that created the Social Security System (SSS). His wife Carmeling was Vigan governor and their son Vincent (aka Bingbong) is a congressman in the first district of Quezon City (I heard Lucio Tan’s daughter Vivienne is running against him). The other children are now abroad, if I remember correctly.

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