Sunday, February 27, 2011

Destination:Camarines Norte Part 3-Museo Buluwan

Arriving at the Provincial Capitol Complex of Daet, the capital of Camarines Norte. We first visited the Museo Buluwan.  Upon entering the first thing you will see is the smaller replica of the first Rizal monument we saw earlier. Then I saw the portrait image of Governor Vicente Lukban y Rilles of Tayabas. I was surprised to see this because Lucban’s my father’s hometown.  

Dominating the middle area are the statue busts of Camarines Norte’s historical personalities.  This explains my curiosity when I found out that the Governor Lukban was born in Labo, Camarines Norte. Besides Governor Lukban’s bust, there’s Captain Tomas M. Zaldua, former mayor of Daet during  the Spanish period, Lt. Col. Francisco Boayes aka “Turko”, a Bicolano WW2 hero who leads the Vinzons Command in Camarines Norte, and Wenceslao VInzons, Sr., governor of Camarines Norte during Japanese period that was martyred for not supporting the Imperial forces of Japan. His family suffered the same fate like the Romanovs of Russia during the uprising of the Socialist movement.

I also found the display of memorabilia displayed at the museum. There were old metal craftsmanship, a type of the camera used during the late 1800s till the first half of the 1900s, a black telephone that I recalled as the last phone with a circular dial function.

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