Month: June 2017

The Kalesa

A kalesa is a horse drawn carriage, and according to historical accounts, it was first introduced in the Philippines during the 18th Century by the Spanish. During the said era, the kalesa served as a luxurious mode of transportation that…

Calle de la Escolta

A former quartermaster of the Spanish army named Jose Damaso Gorricho, married Ciriaca Santos. Ciriaca’s fortunate marriage paved the way for her to start a business by supplying “zacate” hay for the many horses of the Spanish cavalry in Intramuros….