The CASA San Miguel in San Antonio, Zambales
The Municipality of San Antonio in the Province of Zambales is more popularly known for its white sand beaches and coves, mountains and peaks, Spanish-era lighthouse and rich fishing grounds.
A mile away from the town proper and a spitting distance from the former the U.S. Naval Communication Station, Philippines (NAVCOMSTAPHIL) or Naval Station San Miguel is CASA San Miguel.
CASA San Miguel was established in 1993, two years after the eruption fo Mount Pinatubo that devastated Central Luzon. It envisioned to provide respite for a devastated province and region through arts, music, dances, theater and film showings. Violinist Coke Bolipata was the person behind this initiative.
The Museum of Community Heritage is the centerpiece of CASA San Miguel. It showcases the rich heritage of the municipality. A prominent display is the memorabilia of San Antonio‘s proudest son, Don Teodoro Yangco. Aside from the Museum, CASA San Miguel has also a bed and breakfast accommodation, theater, day care school, among other facilities.