Cesar Lacson Locsin Ancestral House, Home to El Ideal

Cesar Lacson Locsin Ancestral House is one of the heritage houses declared by the National Historical Institute of the Philippines. The two storey home is now famously known as El Ideal, one of the oldest bakeries in Silay City, Negros Occidental.

I went here with Chenie and Lindsay at 7:54 a.m. on August 29, 2013. This was during my first time in Negros Occidental, the 24th province on my list.

Cesar Lacson Locsin Ancestral House Marker

Cesar Lacson Locsin Ancestral House Marker

Cesar Lacson Locsin Ancestral

Cesar Lacson Locsin Ancestral House was declared as a heritage house on April 6, 1993 pursuant to board resolution no.3 of the National Historical Institute of the Philippines.

El Ideal

El Ideal was established in the circa 1920’s by the late Cesar Lacson Locsin, specializing in cookies and biscuits (bañadas, bizcocho principe, bizcocho de caña, broas (lady fingers), galletas, hojaldres, isda-isda, lubid-lubid, masapodrida, meringue, paborita, paciencia, quinamunsil, sinambag, and ugo-ugoy) perfected from Molo, Iloilo.
Currently run and managed by Cesar’s grandson Mark Sanchez, 32, and the third and fourth generation of the family. At more than 75 years ago, it is one of the oldest bakeries in Silay City.

How to go to Cesar Lacson Locsin Ancestral House

From Manila, Silay City can be reached via plane through its Bacolod-Silay International Airport (ICAO: BCD | IATA: RPVB). Silay is approximately sixty (60) minutes from Manila, about three hundred twenty (320) nautical miles. Local airline companies (Cebu Pacific, PAL Express, Tigerair Philippines, and Zest Airways) fly daily to Bacolod-Silay International Airport from their respective hubs, including Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Tigerair Philippines operate at the Terminal 4. Once at the airport, you may choose not to ride a taxi for obvious reasons and go outside the airport’s entrance (it’s to your left if you exit the arrival area) to ride a tricycle (Php10-15).

From Bacolod City, ride a jeepney going to Bacolod North Terminal (Php 8) then ride a Ceres bus going to Victorias City, tell the driver to drop you off at Silay Cty (Php 15).

Once in Silay, walk along the southbound of Rizal Street and look for a two storey bahay na bato with a red sign hanging that says El Ideal.

118 Rizal Street, Silay City
6116 Negros Occidental
Monday – Sunday: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
+63-34-4954430

If missed going to Cesar Lacson Locsin Ancestral House and El Ideal to buy pasalubong you may want to check their kiosk at The District Mall of Ayala in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

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