President Ramon Magsaysay’s Ancestral House

Ramon Magsaysay Ancestral House
Another attraction in Zambales is the ancestral house of the former President Ramon Magsaysay in the Municipality of Castillejos. After celebrating Batang Hamog Mountaineers' 7th Year Anniversary at the Silanguin Cove, this ancestral house was our sidetrip. While heading back to Manila, we decided to stop by because it looks unique and it was the house of the Seventh President of the Philippine Republic. It was Lucky 7, because we are on the 7th Year and we visited the house of the 7th President of the Philippines. Ma-connect lang talaga no?? This ancestral house houses memorabilia, furnitures, photos, medalions, and other materials owned by the the former president.

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 TO RAMON MAGSAYSAY ANCESTRAL HOUSE: 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."