Most of the people living in Currimao depend on fishing and farming as their main livelihood. There are no major banks, shopping malls and fastfood outlets. This provincial scenery is the setting of Dr. Joven Cuanang's dream to build a heritage village by the West Philippine Sea.
After experiencing warm welcome by its very accommodating Manager Josue Raymund 'Reyboy' Barona and having fine Ilocano gastronomic experience at Balay Piddig and Balay Batac, I finally had a chance to tour the village, visiting each home.
Let's take a look at this grand Ilocano home.
It has a spacious front balcony finished in cement tiles from San Nicolas, perfect for family bonding and enjoying the quiet provincial life. It can accommodate 4 guests at its two airconditioned bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom.
I was totally inspired after going around each home of Sitio Remedios. This is one of the few private property developments in the country that focuses on heritage conservation. In a time of modern infrastructure in hotel accommodations, Dr. Cuanang did something differently - that is to build a heritage village one can only experience at Sitio. That's what makes Sitio Remedios such a uniqe destination.
If you have been to heritage towns in Taal, Batagas and Vigan, Ilocos Sur - all these places evoke the same nostalgic appeal. I am sure there are more destinations in the Phiippines - Pampanga, Laguna, Quezon, Cebu, Bohol among others that can be developed as heritage sites. Private investors who infuse heritage in their developments take pride in our being as Filipinos.
I think many of us hunger for that sense of belongingness in our past, a sense of community in a small town village, a sense of root to our family, a sense of history and heritage. In the age of fast paced urban life, how many of us really appreciate heritage and take pride in it?
Sitio Remedios Heritage Village
A Village Resort by the West Philippine Sea
Address: Barangay Victoria, Currimao, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
General Manager: Raymund Baroña
Mobile No: +63-917-332-0217
Part 3 of 4. Next story about Sitio Remedios coming soon!
Dining at Sitio Remedios Heritage Village
Warm welcome at Sitio Remedios Heritage Village