Saturday, 20 October 2012

Teodora Alonzo House

By: Paolo M. Bustamante

There is another historical site that is up for demolition and it is none other than the house of Teodora Alonzo. Who is Teodora Alonzo? Well for those of you who do not know her, you were probably sleeping during your Philippine history class. She was the mother of our national hero Jose Rizal.

The house is located in Binan Laguna. It is a typical "bahay na bato" ancestral house. According to sources this house was built in 1785. Jose Rizal's Grandfather (Don Lorenzo Alberto Alonzo) was once the captain of Binan and lived here for years. Now, twenty percent of the interior of the house was dismantled already.Good thing the city government and the people of Binian are doing something to stop the demolition. The city government of Binan is in full support of reconstructing the house once again.

Two months ago, The city of Binan Laguna celebrated the 100th Death Anniversary of Teodora Alonzo outside the house of Teodora Alonzo. I hope that we Filipino still value our history, heritage and our heroes. Always remember that without Teodora Alonzo, there won't be a Jose Rizal 

 (Photo by: Bimbo Sta Maria)

A collapsed photo of the Alberto house in Binan, Laguna. The demolition of the Alberto house started At 1:00 am today October 22. Unfortunately, the house was sold to a resort in Bagac, Bataan without the permit of the municipal of Binan, Laguna. It is a sad day for the people of Laguna. When we demolish this house, We are demolish a part of our history



  1. It's a sad news. If this was sold to a resort in Bagac, Bataan, I'm guessing, it could be the Las Casas de Acuzar, a collector of old colonial houses in Bataan.

  2. It looks like the heritage house has fallen to disrepair. The only resort is for someone to salvage now what is left ..and restore the house to as much as you can at another site.

  3. There should be resposible house builders in the Philippines that take care of those kind of heritage houses.