KANHERON: Exotic American Old West Experience
ABOUT US: This is a shared vision of a couple with Siquijódnon roots who assumed two citizenships but care so much for their mother country. Filipino American couple Daryl & Maribel’s love for art & western antiques grew into a passion to make the American frontier life accessible in a very personal way. They enjoy meeting people and optimistic to connect the local community and visitors from around the globe to the exciting history, heritage and culture of the American old west in style. They want the new generations to realize what the older generation has gone through for the future. Kanheron is honoring the enduring past contributions of the Siquijodnon sakadas, Filipino manual laborers who risked their lives in Hawaii circa 1906 to 1946 to pave the way for a better life to these new waves of Fil-Am balikbayans. Thank you Yôyô’s & Yâyâ’s--- you are not forgotten! They invested in the Philippines, not just to send money home – a practice that encourages handouts, but to empower the locals by creating rural employment opportunities for their own livelihood. There is hope for the future one family at a time.
KANHERON is a coined Visayan word for “Kanhi ug Karon” meaning “Then & Now” thus the original name Kanheron came about. The property was initially purchased with just a lone century old Acacia tree standing but offers an inspiration to develop a stunning backdrop of Kanheron. Sensing the limitless potential of this empty palette land, it is now developed into a lush of native hardwood trees mainly tugâs & mahogany, picked for their durability, leaf color and providing welcome shade all year round. It was also a period of unparalleled activity, creativity, ingenuity, entrepreneurship and risk-taking. Five years later, to say that every part of this eclectic building design using indigenous materials was artistically made to Daryl’s perfection & satisfaction, is an understatement.
DEDICATED: Step from the exotic Philippine island of Siquijor into another world of American old west set…. We offer a unique setting for a learning experience which hopes to expand the horizons and enhances the academic studies of students and adults of all ages who never feel the need to leave the island. To the kababayans in Siquijor, Daryl & Maribel are bringing America to you through Kanheron….
Address: Kanheron, Olo, Siquijor 6225
Mobile: (0927) 823-1701