Tondo revisited

Remember Larry Ramos’ Nostalgic rumination on Tondo, particularly that part of Pritil-Juan Luna-Tayuman where he was born and spent his growing-up years? We are posting here some photos that show the changes the area has undergone. This photo reportage is also for those who haven’t visited Tondo since moving out of the place.

Pritil Market

This is the new Pritil Market. Dito tayo madalas isama noon ng ating mga nanay sa pamamalengke. Laki na ng pinagbago, di na siya gusgusin.

Rizal Elementary School

Jose Rizal Elementary School at the corner of Tayuman and Juan Luna. This is the alma mater of many IV-1 peps.


Across Rizal Elementary School stands Puregold Supermarket, which is now occupying a portion of the lot owned by Alhambra Cigars (buhay pa ba ito?)


Inside Puregold is a Jollibee fast-food restaurant, from the window of which this photo was shot. If ever we decide to hold our next meeting in Tondo, we can have it here (or better still, at the other Jollibee outlet near LDHS’s former main campus) to recreate that high-school-days ambiance that we all miss. That is, kung papayag si George Hizon (bakit walang McDo sa Tondo?).

Juan Luna St.

And this last photo is a shot of Juan Luna St. leading towards Gagalangin. Take note of the high-rise building in the foreground. That’s the spot where Eddie Roberto and his family’s house used to stand.

We would like to thank Lito Parungo’s brother, Jon, for these pics. He promised to send us more Tondo snapshots soon.


3 thoughts on “Tondo revisited

  1. Luisito C. Hagos

    I felt happy seeing pictures of Pritil market (where I used to buy things for my project), Rizal Elem School (where I graduated elementary) and Gagalangin where I used to walk in going to and from Lakan Dula. Tondo indeed has changed a lot. I also read the name of Laarni Canicula here. The name sounds familiar kasi ang dami me crush sa kanya nung 3rd year kami at 4th year naman kayo, isa na ako. hehehe.

  2. Larry Ramos

    Thanks for these pictures, they really brought back a lot of good memories. Gumanda na rin ang gilid ng Estero dela Reina na kung saan dinadaos namin ang aming inuman ng mga barkada ko at saka kung saan nag 1 stick of yosi ako every night noong polluter pa ako (read: nagtatapon ng basura sa ilog). Iba na ako ngayon,di na ako nagyoyosi at PCO (Pollution Control Officer) na rin ako ng URC kaya di na ako na polluter ngayon. Maraming salamat, Tolits. Hope to have more of this.

  3. Cora Mercolita Jackson

    When I was in high school, after school pumupunta ako sa Pritil Market to help my nanay sa pagtitinda. I miss those days and I miss all my friends in high school.

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