Friday, March 16, 2012

Powerhouse Journey : The Monte de Piedad And Savings Bank


Ang ikaapat na destinasyon na aming pinuntahan ay ang Monte de Piedad And Savings Bank



Pagkatapos ng isang masarap na foodtrip syempre, larga na ulit para sa aming Powerhouse Journey.

At syempre dahil palabas na rin kami ng Chinatown ay minarapat na nahapin na nila ang isa sa mga dapat i hunting nila (oh by the way may mini game pala ako dito ang mala IMAGEHUNT)

At pagkatapos ng ilang sandali nahanap din nila ang isa sa mga ImageHunt na pinapahanap ko ang Monte de Piedad And Savings Bank.

Monte de Piedad And Savings Bank Building


Isa sa mga pinakaunang banko sa Pilipinas ay matatagpuan sa harap ng 
Sta.Cruz Church, ito ay walang iba kundi ang Monte de Piedad And Savings Bank na itinatag
ng isang Franciscanong Pari na si  Fr. Felix Huertas noong 1982.

Bank Logo

Ang original name ng Monte de Piedad And Savings Bank noong panahon ng mga Espanyol ay Monte de Piedad y Caja de Ahorros.

One of the design statue of the bank

| Sign Post : Accoring to the History "The capitalization of Monte de Piedad came from the so-called "Obras Pias", funds of the Archdiocese of Manila that were used to finance the galleon trade and its charitable works. After the trade had ended, these funds were as capital for the first Philippine banks, including the Banco Espanol-Filipino in 1851 and Monte de Piedad in 1882. It was said that a Spanish Franciscan friar Felix Huertas was the prime mover in convincing the Archbishop of Manila and the Governor-General to establish a bank especially for the poor."

One of the design statue of the bank

The Oct 2008 Photo
(photo credit to the owner)

My shoot last Feb 2011
(see the different now?)

Isa sa gumawa ng gusali ng Monte de Piedad And Savings Bank ay si  Juan de Hervás na hango sa eo-renaissance style.


| Sign Post : The name “Monte De Piedad” means “Mountain of Mercy”. 


The Historical Marker

|  Sign Post : Monte de Piedad was originally located inside the Intramuros when it was first inaugurated on August 2, 1882.

Accoring to Wikipedia "During the 1990s, the bank was rehabilitated by Singapore’s Keppel Group, and then changed its name to Keppel Bank. At present, as part of a broader strategy of stepping up its deals in fast-growing markets in Asia, the bank was finally acquired by General Electric Co."

| Interesting facts : Ang dating Pangulong Manuel Quezon ay nagtrabaho dito bilang isang clerk noong 1900’s.


Monte de Piedad And Savings Bank Powerhouse Journey End.





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23 comments :

  1. parang balik tanaw lang sa nakaraan pag nsa binodo ah dahil sa mga lumang establishment

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  2. Ayos! a taste of History... salamat sa very informative na entry! More!

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  3. so much history is in that bank! hopefully it'll be retained for more years...

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  4. Sayang naman at talagang di na na-maintain ang exterior ng bank. I mean, if people still find value in this historical structure, sana papinturahan man lang kahit papaano. Sayang naman yung ganda at art.

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  5. @BB. mahirap daw wala daw kasing budget.. oo sayang no.

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  6. good to know it looks a bit better now, i just dont like the surrounding. sayang noh

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  7. ang galing talaga nitong powerhouse journey mo kuya axl, parang nakapaglakbay na din ako sa mga pinuntahan niyo through this. may mga trivia at pictures pa.

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  8. @jheng.. thanks :D hope makasama kau next powerhouse journey ko.

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  9. Sana mapreserve pa ang bank, sayang naman kung makakalimutan nalang ng panahon. Btw, sana makapag food trip + photowalk din ako sa Binondo :)

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  10. Sayang ung mga historical buildings natin kamukha nyan na hindi man lang napreserve, so many stories to tell.. dapat siguro irequest pa sa mga government agencies na naghahandle ng ganyan case, sayang talaga.

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  11. wow, history overload! Haven't been to this bank so thank you for the virtual tour! and yes, there's a big difference from the then and now!

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  12. kaya hindi ko makakalimutan sina jade at onyx... ng MY BINONDO GIRL eh.

    LOL! :)

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  13. hmmm, nahiya aq ipost yung akin hehehe

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  14. malaki laki din ang difference..pero sayang ang structures.. ;(

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  15. ..may difference nga..sayang yung structure ng building, anoh?

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  16. sayang at napabayaan yung structure... yung facade lang speaks a lot to its historical value... ang daming ganyan na napapabayaan lang at nadedemolish..


    nice photos

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  17. ang gandang journey naman nito, balik-tanaw talaga. sama mo Taal and Vigan sa next photowalk mo, marami kang maipi-feature sa mga lugar na yun. :)

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  18. ay---yan yun?sa tabi ng entrance mark ng binondo?abay diko pinapansin yang bldg na yan oldo uo nga daming old bldgs sa Binondo area.galing!

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  19. parang museum din pla yan..

    Outdoor museum daming trivia :D

    hehe

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  20. pagtapos hanapin ang monte de piedad, kainan naman, ansarap lang magfood trip sa binondo!

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  21. weird hindi ko yan napapansin kahit malapit lang kami sa binondo

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  22. ganda naman ng mga kuha ng cam mo :))

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  23. wow! as in existing pa talaga?..
    yeah..so much history..

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