President Ramon Magsaysay’s Ancestral House

Ramon Magsaysay Ancestral House
After Batang Hamog Mountaineers' 7th Year anniversary held at Silanguin Cove in San Antonio, Zambales, we had our side-trip at the ancestral house of the Magsaysays along the highway in the town of Castillejos. This house was owned by Ramon Magsaysay, the Seventh President of the Philippines and the place where the late president started capturing the hearts of the people, the reason why he is the "Champion of the Masses" and "Savior of Democracy." 

Zambales Museum
The first floor has several collections of memorabilia used by the late president.  

Ramon Magsaysay Awards

Tourist Spots in Zambales
Ramon Magsaysay is the first President to wear Barong Tagalog during his Oath of Office.

Presidential Awards

Presidential Palace
An old wooden staircase connects the second floor from the ground floor. Majority of the second floor is composed of artistic wood with high ceiling and wide windows made of capiz shells. This part has a collection of paintings, cabinets, stereo, family dining room and a bed room. Aside from that, there's also an extension on the left side where medals, awards and video of historical events are being showed to the visitors.

National Museum of the Philippines
A bed room

Philippine National Museum
The Family dining room.

Ramon Magsaysay Awardee
Ramon Magsaysay Awards

Malacanang Palace
I am allowed to sit on a chair with the Presidential table.

Ancestral Houses in the Philippines
Since this house is being managed by the local government, like the other museums, it opens at 8 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon. No entrance fees collected, just donations. The backyard is  clean and properly maintained. Its vibrant light green color attracts people passing by the highway even you're inside the vehicle.

How to Get Here:
At Victory Liner EDSA, you can take a bus ride bound for Iba, Zambales. Just tell the driver or the conductor to drop you off near Ramon Magsaysay Ancestral House. This historical landmark is prominent in the area, so don't hesitate to can ask the locals. Sabi nga: "Wag mahiyang magtanong."