I had the chance of visit Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar last February 9, 2018 for the Las Bodas Filipinas en Las Casas Filipiniana bridal fashion show of the Designers Circle Philippines. I should say that what I saw exceeded my expectations. It is a resort and museum packaged into one interesting place. It is located in Bagac, Bataan.
Upon entry to the resort, one can observe that it is serious in instilling history, culture, art and hospitality to all its visitors. It is more than a home away from home.
One will be in awe as you go further inside. It is such a wonder how Mr. Jerry Acuzar, an architect, was able to come up with this idea of restoring ancestral houses from different parts of the Philippines, deconstructed them, brought the pieces to Bataan and brought them back to their respective forms. The structures are life-size jigsaw puzzles. Rich in history, these structures bring back to life whatever stories that they can tell about the past.
Roaming around Las Casas and looking at the details that each structure is made of, artistry is indeed evident. The puzzling and the build up of its totality is a work in progress. Despite the beautiful scenery and the already vast space inside, the staff of the resort said that it is not even 25% done.
You will feel the classy atmosphere and will really appreciate the architecture of yesteryears. It is one vast museum that is rich in history, posterity and pride.
Individuals and families can rent out the different houses with full amenities. Prices may vary as to what particular house will be rented. With what you can see inside, any amount that is priced by the resort is more than reasonable. Where can you find a resort, museum, Instagram-ready facilities and a lot more rolled into one? Only is Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.
I appreciate very much that the Designers Circle Philippines commissioned me to do their fashion show. My appreciation for the Philippines’ past has been heightened. Thank you to all of you and to the management of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar who were gracious enough to accommodate everyone who were part of the said show.
Given another chance, I will not wait another minute to visit Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. It was an enriching experience to set foot on this resort. It was the kind of work that made me long to do more for them.
Thank you to Harry Canada for lending me his photos.