Collection of Religious Chalkware in the Philippines ( Part 2)

In a recent visit to a mid-century ancestral house within Greenhills in San Juan City. I got a privilege to see some of the vintage religious chalk ware items that were on display in a family altar.


Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of Fatima were made from eskayola or chalkware

Some of the religious items are still in good condition while those expose to elements got a lot of chipping cause by natural elements and by people rubbing their hands.


Last Supper wall decor made from eskayola/ escayola or chalkware probably made in the mid 1970’s or 1980’s

In my previous post, These chalk ware items are getting hard to come by, since very few people would make them.

Collection of Religious Chalkware


Santo Niño and Our Lady of Lourdes were made from eskayola or chalkware probably in the early 1970’s.

We got about a dozen of religious chalkware, most of which were bought in different areas like Tayuman, Quiapo and Tondo by my mom. The oldest dated ones were probably bought around 1969 or 1970, while the latest one was bought around mid-1994 in Evangelista street, Quiapo district.

There were at least 2 or 3 broken religious chalkware or eskayola in our home kept in storage area. When we took the religious statues to a religious statue restorer, They told us that it would cost a few thousand of pesos just to restore the three items.

We are still thinking if it would be wise to let a professional religious restorer to restore the three broken religious statues or just left them as is.

Bibliographies and References:

Tara Hamling’s Decorating the “Godly” Household: Religious Art in Post-Reformation Britain (Yale University Press, 2010) explores the uses of large-scale religious figural and ornamental plaster moldings, mantels, wall panels, ceilings, and other interior architectural decoration in Protestant domestic spaces from 1560 to 1660.

Personal communications: Mr. Carlo Yap, Professor Dennis Maturan, Edgardo Gamo Jr., Diana Religious Supply Store, Maro Adriano, Salvacion de Vera and Mr. Peter Andres.

Reconnect with Nature in Greenhills Mall

Greenhills Mall in cooperation with Plant Project PH brings to the gardening enthusiasts, students and general public three day bazaar, talks, art exhibit, plant workshop entitled  “Reconnect with Nature” at the Central Mall, Fountain Area, Greenhills Shopping Mall, San Juan, Metro Manila from February 27-29, 2020.

live entertainment show which delighted customers and visitors

Reconnect with Nature

People from all walks of life enjoyed the bazaar and exhibit with feast for the eyes live orchid flower arrangement.

native baskets and fruits

art session

There were over 20 table sellers which promotes different products, services and art sketches from different parts of the metropolis.

Another highlight of the event was live performance, nature pop-up stories, art exhibit,  talks and demonstration workshop on how to take care of tillandsia, cacti, succulent and ornamental plants.

I visited the bazaar and met the organizer of the event who told me that they will be having future shows and partnership with Greenhills Mall and Estancia Mall.

cacti and succulents



showcase exhibit of paintings, cacti and succulents

Unlike other shows, There were no entrance fees and free workshop.



Sibol Philippines Mobile Legends Won SEA GAMES 2019

Sibol Philippines ( Mobile Legends) Bang Bang team made a dramatic come back and won against Indonesia.  Team Indonesia were composed of members from winning members from Southeast Asia and World Champions.


SEA Games 2019 E-SPORTS

The first round came in easy for the Philippines with the crowd inside the Filoil Flying V Centre went ballistic with the first win. It was a split push by Sibol’s fighter hero Chou 12 minutes into the game.

Indonesia recovered in the next 2 games; first, a dominant game 2 victory. A competitive game 3 where they came back from a poor 0-4 start on the kill tally.

The ML:BB team was lead by Mr. Kenneth Jiane “Kenji” Villa, Karl Gabriel “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno, Carlito “Ribo” Ribo, Jeniel “Haze” Bata-anon, Angelo Kyle “Pheww” Arcangel, Allan Sancio “Lusty” Castromayor, and Jason Rafael “Jay” Torculas.

It was the last game held on December 8.

Congratulations to the Philippines !

Real Estate Syndicate Victimized Buyer of Greenhills Property

Beware to all real estate developer or seller of any property within Greenhills, Ayala -Alabang, Corinthian Garden, Bonifacio Global City posh subdivision and condominium units within the country.


house and lot (image from pixabay not actual property photo)

Modus Operandi

ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2019, a person by the name of Mr. Josef Felix Marquez went to the office of Metrosummit Realty & Construction Corp. at # 129 Congressional Ave., Quezon City, along with his supposed “business partner” by the name of Mr. Stephen Yap Jao a.k.a. Mr. Stephen Chan and/or Stephen Tan, accompanied by Mr. Adam Bathan, a real estate broker, offering to buy a residential house on a 904 sq. mt. lot located at # 17 Don Miguel St. Greenhills, San Juan City.

The group of Marquez talked to a director of Metrosummit about the sale of the prime property, and after they agreed on the selling price and the terms of payment Marquez issued 3 post-dated checks as payment for the house and lot. Metrosummit gave Marquez a photocopy of the Certificate of Title under the name of Metrosummit, Tax Declaration, Real Property Tax receipt and architectural plans together with a signed Contract to Sell.

While all the checks issued to Metrosummit by Marquez bounced, Marquez and his group still offered for sale the Greenhills property to unsuspecting buyers.
Sometime in November 2019, Marquez and his group were able to borrow a sum of P100 million from a lender using the Greenhills property of Metrosummit as collateral for the loan by impersonating the directors of Metrosummit. They allegedly used fictitious names, fake identification cards and a falsified certificate of title of the property.
The lender who happens to be a prominent politician from the north gave Marquez P40 million as advance payment for the loan and the balance of P60 million was to be transferred to an account the following day.
The scam was only discovered when Marquez and his group tried to open an account with Chinabank under the name of Metrosummit, using fake identification cards of the officers and directors of Metrosummit and a bogus Corporate Secretary’s Certificate authorizing the opening of the account.
Metrosummit reported the group of Marquez to the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). It also filed a complaint against Marquez and his accomplices for syndicated estafa and falsification of public documents before the City Prosecutor’s Office of Quezon City.

The CIDG conducted an entrapment operation in a bank in Pasig City which led to the capture and arrest of Marquez.
A complaint for syndicated estafa and falsification of public documents was filed by the CIDG and the victim before the Office of the City Prosecutor of Pasig.

Other persons charged with Marquez are Stephen Jao, a.k.a. Stephen Tan, Jefferson Paul Madera, Dave Adam Anorico Bathan, Aurora Dela Pena, a.k.a. Aurora Ong, Ganny Dela Serna, Leticia Vecedo Mojica and the wife of Josef Marquez, Lilian Marquez.

Warning: This is to guide unsuspecting house and lot buyers to become aware of this incident.

(Note: PR Article from Ymaz Builders) 

Modern and Stylish Living in Don Miguel street ,West Greenhills, San Juan

Looking for modern and stylish comfortable living within the heart of Metro Manila? There is a modern and stylish house which can fit one modern and luxury living within West Greenhills, San Juan in Metro Manila.


The exterior boast of clean lines with large windows made from glass which allow the maximum sunlight to peek indoor and air to circulate.

living room with large windows

It minimizes the use of electricity during the day and keep the heat out by night time. The space is simple, open and light-filled spaces. The form and function with uncomplicated cladding and wall finishes add different appeal.

Stylish Interiors

stylish living room

Stylish and contemporary age of living has made way to new materials, but also a relaxed feeling to interiors with minimal lines, and less “stuff”. Bare floors in gorgeous finishes such as hardwoods and marble have made way to contemporary living.


The three story house reflect a Japanese modern house design with large windows and high ceiling. This allows natural light, allows air circulation to infiltrate the main living rooms , open spaces and kitchen area.

stylish interior, narra wooden floor and natural light from outside


Hans grohe fixtures with 5 bedrooms with individual toilet. There is the large and spacious living room, dining area, kitchen, There is also daily kitchen, drivers and maids room. An ample parking space between 6 to 10 cars.


A gazebo area with grill which is perfect for hosting small parties or having time to spend outdoors cooking barbecue or home cooked meals.

swimming pool

It had a salt water pool, jacuzzi with outdoor shower area and a modern elevator system by Aritco ( Sweden).

swimming pool and garden area

There is also a swimming pool , manicured lawn and koi pond which attracts positive chi in the surroundings.

koi pond

Security and Safety Features

There are high cemented fence, high gate. It had security guards on guard 24 hours. the neighborhood street had several CCTV with nearby police station few meters away.

Vicinity Map

Points of Interest

The house and lot covered an area of 940 square meters of lot. The residential property is near Cardinal Santos hospital, churches, banks, restaurants, Xavier, ICA, La Salle Senior High School-Greenhills, O.B. Montessori, gymnasium, restaurants, malls, supermarket, golf courses, fast food restaurants and important urban centers like Ortigas financial district, Makati, Mandaluyong, New Manila, Quezon City and University Belt area in Manila.

Contact Person: Ms. Wynona Parulan – Project Architect/ Marketing Representative
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Contact :0926-064-2982