I've been browsing my files and came upon these pictures taken two weeks ago during our stay in Negros Occidental. On our fourth day (May 14, 2014), we spent the whole day touring different parts of the province. One of our destinations was The Ruins located in the city of Talisay.
The Ruins was the grand mansion that Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson, a Spanish-Filipino sugar baron built for his Portugese wife, Maria Braga in the 1920's. However, during World War II, the mansion was intentionally burned with the consent of the family to avoid the plan of the Japanese soldiers of turning it into a garrison.
At present, The Ruins is considered as a historical landmark showing the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines.