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The FamilyLast Updated on 2009-06-16 00:00:00 Sofing said:
"guin bacal co it akong cabuhi ro Boracay ngara".
"I bought with my life, this piece of land in Boracay."
Nobody in this lifetime ever missed the word "Boracay".
It is an island in Region VI and part of the Municipality of Malay.
Boracay was just an unknown and private island decades ago. As history has it, it's past is as shaded as our government's direction today. However, for the truth to be told, it was indeed one private island a long time ago inhabited by few islanders, mostly fishermen, and one family - Lamberto H. Tirol and Sofia Ner Gonzales.
Sofia Ner Gonzales was born on April 1, 1879 in Sta. Cruz Manila. Her parents were Dr. Cipriano Gomez Gonzales and Florentina Quijano Ner of Cavite.
Dr. Cipriano Gomez Gonzales (Don Panoy) was the first... More »
BoracayLast Updated on 2008-08-08 00:00:00Lamberto Hontiveros Tirol and Sofia Ner Gonzales More »
Boracay Island: The PastLast Updated on 2001-09-29 00:00:00Boracay Island: an island so beautiful, sometimes sinful, always controversial. This makes it intriguing and causes people to return again and again, if they cannot linger for a lifetime. Its rich History dates back in the early 17th-8th Century.
Boracay is more than just another Island and Resort by the Sea. She was a shy island, with a secretive and secluded past hidden behind the history of time, whose hands molded the island into a paradise. The island is indeed a creation of the Almighty with a past.
As history books tell stories of times past, few is ever written or told about the island's history prior to its popularity in the seventies. Many would write about it but with always the same tone - its past being shaded or unknown.
Others would tell tales about how the island was discovered - film crews, German writers, backpackers.
Some people considered... More »
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