Saturday, January 24, 2009

Photo-Hunter: chipped


Time has chipped away the grandeur of the White House, a historic landmark in Samal Island. Built in the 1930's and overlooking Davao Gulf, the White House is the headquarters of the Moncadistas, a religious cult founded by General Hilario Moncado, a self-proclaimed 5-star general and supreme commander-in-chief of the Filipino Crusaders World Army (FCWA). There are about 2,000 Moncadistas still residing in Samal---a small group but very close-knit, peace-loving and law-abiding with their own brand of culture and religious practices.

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8 comments:

julie said...

Self-proclaimed 5 star general?

Im sure that was a lovely house :)

bernadette said...

One of my fascination when it comes to travelling is looking at old "chipped-away" houses wondering what's the story behind them---who lived there and what time in history was it at its most glorious. Interesting that you got the story behind this once-glorious piece of architecture! Congrats and thanks!

napaboaniya said...

Time sure chipped away what looked like a beautiful house before.
A great take on this week's theme :)

the donG said...

wow! i like old houses. what i like with this one is that it stands alone in a bigger ground.

hope to see them too when i visit davao.

bintang said...

The municipal should preserve this historic building. Don't let it "chipped-away" anymore :)

p/s: thanks for stopping by my PH earlier.

coloursofdawn said...

It looks like it was grand in it's day and could still be. The paint is chipped as well. Thanks for visiting my photohunt this week. Good to meet you.

girasoli said...

Interesting story about the house. Great choice for this week's theme! Thanks so much for checking out my photohunt post. I have never seen the Janus sculpture. Will have to check it out the next time I visit Rome.

ian said...

too bad i didn't see this when we visited samal island more than a decade ago. we just wandered along the beach... interesting that this home is in a relatively ok shape and hasn't been fed to the kitchen fire... that's a challenge for us Pinoys, to have a little more sense of patrimony, that remnants of days of old do not necessarily have to be automatically replaced by what is new...