Courtesy Meeting with Mayor Marivee Ivy Mendez-Coronel

San Miguel, Bulacan is an old town with rich in architectural heritage. One of the most iconic building is the municipal building which dates back to 1874 and was completed around 1877. The building underwent some restoration works in 1998 to 1999.

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old municipal building with festive buntings

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local historical marker

We toured the immediate surrounding complex in which different structures like local disaster response building, gazebo area, senior citizen pavilion, playground and small park.  There is also a stage area where local pageants and other activities are held.

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playground

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The municipal disaster prevention and response building is also equipt with ambulances, fire trucks and an evacuation area.

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gallery of photos of town’s mayor

The building reflects old bahay na bato , European, Hispanic, Chinese and Filipino influences.

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chandelier made from wood

The old tile flooring ( baldoza) reflect strong Hispanic influence. It’s intricate carved wooden chandelier, wood panels are made from old timbers, session hall, historic marker makes the municipal building a clear stand-out.

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Session hall

The municipal hall is neatly maintained and well managed. Our group was also joined in by some local heritage advocates.

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sangguniang bayan officials 2018

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Mayor Marivee ” Ivy ” Mendez Coronel  together with Architect Ervin Garcia

The group was paid a short courtesy call with Mayor Marivee “Ivy”  Mendez Coronel, who took time meeting the group despite having a swollen tonsil and was held last saturday.  We introduced ourselves and a short question and answer portion followed.

Given the short time, This makes our tour very memorable and being able to interact with a sitting government official.

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courtesy meeting

The town is a crossroad for travelers, merchants, tourists ( biyahero) and with the growing interest in culinary heritage, colonial houses, churches, farms and natural heritage. The town of San Miguel had a big potential.

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group photo together with Architect Ervin Garcia and Mayor Marivee ” Ivy ” Mendez- Coronel ( photo courtesy of Tubong San Miguel )

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l-r Mr. Kiefer Sevilla, Mr. Zardo Baldesotto and Mr. August Goyena

After the short and meaningful courtesy call, We were able to have a group photo with the mayor. They also gave us certificate of appreciation, souvenir group photo and some sample of their town’s product.

Special mention to the Mr. Kieffer Sevilla, Mr. Zardo Baldesotto and Mr. August Goyena for accompanying our group.

In behalf of our group, We would like to say ” Maraming Salamat po, sa inyong taos puso na pagtanggap sa aming grupo.”

Note: This is our first time to meet an incumbent official from the town

San Miguel Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MunicipalityofSanMiguelBulacan/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TubongSanMiguel/

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