The ancestral home of former President Fidel Ramos has become one of the tourist attractions in his home province of Pangasinan.
The current structure is the replica of the original ancestral house of the Ramos family. Their first home was destroyed during World War II. The one that stands today was established in 1995 by the Ramos Foundation. And it is believed that it is the exact spot of the family house of Narciso Ramos, his wife Angela Valdez, and their children Fidel, Leticia, and Gloria.
Inside the House
Upon entering the gate, their is a historical marker which provides a quick insight of the Ramos family and the house.
For many years, the site was widely known as the exact location of the family house of lawyer, journalist, statesman and diplomat Narciso Ramos, his wife Angela Valdez, a former English supervisor at the Pangasinan Vocational High School and their children Fidel, Leticia and Gloria.
It was here where the former President was born and where he spent his childhood.
The house is made mostly of hardwood – the ceiling, walls, and windows; even the chairs, tables, and beds are made out of wood. Even though the original residence was destroyed, some of the family’s memorabilia have been saved and are now on display in the restored home.
The walls of the house are adorned with framed pictures of President Fidel V. Ramos’ family and his achievements in life, as well as other family memorabilia. Aside from the pictures of the siblings, there are also those of the couple, Narciso and Angela, meetings with global leaders such as the Clintons and Queen Elizabeth of London.
Tours of the Ramos ancestral house can be arranged through the Tourism Office of Pangasinan.
Tourist Spots in Lingayen Pangasinan
Lingayen Beach & Baywalk
Lingayen Beach is an exquisite public beach that offers a free and scenic instagrammable spot ideal for beach-lovers found in the capital of Pangasinan. Located at the back of Pangasinan Provincial Capitol.
It is a historic site because it was where the Chinese warlord Limahong, Lim Hong, or Lin Feng, (also known as Ah Hong), escaped to Northern Luzon in 1574 and dug a channel in Domalandan, for his escape to the China Sea.The view of the Limahong river, the beach and the sunset on the mountains of Labrador are so fascinating.
Pangasinan Provincial Capitol Building
Get a close look at the facade of the Pangasinan Provincial Capitol building in Lingayen, with the roof design, is uniquely Greek, so are the Corinthian columns, but not the shields and the 3 sculpted eagles which are definitely military emblems of the ancient Roman army.
Urduja House, previously known as Urduja Palace, is the official residence of the governor of Pangasinan. Urduja House is named after the legendary warrior Princess Urduja, a legendary 14th-century warrior princess.
Sison Auditorium was built in Neo-classical Style and was constructed in 1927. It was initially known as the “Grand Provincial Auditorium” in the 1930s. Very popular venue for zarzuelas and other cultural performances in pre-war and early post-war periods.
Epiphany of Our Lord’s Parish Church
The Co-Cathedral-Parish Church of Epiphany of Our Lord, formerly Three Kings Parish Church, is a Roman Catholic church located in Lingayen, Pangasinan in the Philippines. It is the co-cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan.
Ramos Ancestral House/Museum
The ancestral home of former President Fidel Ramos has become one of the tourist attractions in his home province of Pangasinan. It was here where the former President was born and where he spent his childhood.
The World War II Memorabilia Ground Site (Veterans Park)
Veterans Memorial Park is a park in Lingayen, Pangasinan that serves as a tribute to the heroes of World War II. It is situated at the back of the Provincial Capitol of the province and adjacent to the Lingayen Gulf Beach.
Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center
The Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) , also known as the Narciso Ramos Sports Complex. It has main stadium, grandstand which can seat a maximum of 16,000 people, rubberized athletics track oval, 2,500 capacity gymnasium, outdoor courts, bowling alley, a second sports gym, 25 m (82 ft) swimming pool, dormitories, lagoon and restaurant.
Plaza de Lingayen
Lingayen is dubbed “the heart, the soul, and the face” of the Province of Pangasinan. Plaza de Lingayen has a beautiful park located at the town proper of Lingayen Pangasinan. They showcases the Big Burnay “earthen jar” showing that Lingayen is known in Bagoong making and producing quality fermented fish.