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Casa Mariquit in Iloilo is powered by solar energy

If you are into historical and ancient places, Iloilo, Philippines should be on top of your travel destination. There are a lot of ancestral or heritage homes in the city that turned into public museums just like Casa Mariquit.

Located in the district of Jaro in Iloilo City, it was first built and ran as both a bank and a residence by Ramon Javellana and the former home of his granddaughter Maria “Mariquit” Javellana and her husband, three-term Former Vice President Fernando Lopez, Sr. He was also the chairman of ABS-CBN Corp. from 1986 until his death in 1993.

Casa Mariquit has been around for some 200 years, making it one of the oldest houses in Iloilo. This well-maintained ancient home is famous for its well-preserved furniture, political campaign paraphernalia, and memorabilia. You can also see photos of meetings with Emperor Hirohito, Chiang Kai-shek, Generalissimo Franco, Lyndon Johnson, Pope John Paul II inside the house and others that will give you a fascinating step back in time. It gives you a glimpse into the lifestyle of rich Ilonggo families of more than two centuries ago.

The grand historical house is now under the care of the Renewable Energy Grandmaster in the Philippines and one of Solaready Inc. founders, Robert Lopez Puckett which is also the great-grandson of the former Vice President.

Aside from heading the restoration of this inherited house, he installed 500-watt solar panels on its roof making it friendly to both the tourists and the environment.

Solar power is not only for residential homes, business establishments, and institutions. Historical places and popular tourist destinations can also benefit from the sun’s clean energy. Therefore, renewable energy can be a tool to achieve tourism sustainability.

Promote eco-tourism by switching to solar.

Solaready PH offers free, no-pressure consultations to homes, businesses, and organizations nationwide. To explore the possibility of solar power for your property, contact us today. Call Solaready Inc. at (+632) 519 0387 or email



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