This Yusay Consing Mansion, is a building of huge heritage significance in the Molo District of Iloilo City. It had for years been seriously neglected and fell into serious disrepair so much so that the property, once one of the jewels of the region, effectively became a dumping ground. And in came riding to the rescue a white knight appeared to save the once magnificent property from the wreckers ball. SM Properties bought the property and committed themselves to saving it for subsequent generations while using the property surrounding the mansion for commercial purposes.
SM Properties are heroes and their work has started positively, we only wish they would admit us on the grounds to record, in our small way, this important work for posterity.
This was once the residence of Dona Petra Lacson who married G Yusay, the first judge of Manila. This family practically owned the entire Molo district in Iloilo. Records show that in this house, President Manuel L. Quezon stayed and slept as a guest, and President Sergio Osmeña visited.
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