The oldest street in the Philippines is reportedly Colon (named after Christopher Columbus) in Cebu. My mother's family, the Cuencos, lived in Colon. The first floor of their house was used for their publishing business, the Imprenta Rosario - I've highlighted this information in the article. I find it particularly interesting that my great-grandmother Remedios, whom I never met, was the first woman publisher in the Philippines (the article says "Cebu" but that should be the "Philippines"). It happened by default - her husband died and she took over in managing and running the business.
She bore 16 children, although only four survived to adulthood: Mariano Jesus became a senator, Jose Maria became an archbishop, Miguel became a congressman, and her daughter Remedios was known as a storyteller.
Who's who in the Cuenco Family picture: l-r: girl with ribbon is my mother's sibling who died young either Maria or Corazon, girl with doll is Concepcion Cuenco, leaning against older lady who is Juana Lopez, behind Concepcion standing is Filomena Alesna Cuenco, young woman standing is the younger Remedios Cuenco; little girl seated in foreground in Lourdes Cuenco, priest seated is Jose Ma. Cuenco, boy standing in foreground is Manuel Cuenco, boy standing in back is Miguel Cuenco, woman seated far right is Remedios Cuenco
Concepcion Cuenco Manguerra, Cebu Carnival Queen 1931
Cuenco Family of Cebu
Life in Parian Now
Cebu's 1730 Jesuit House
The Secret Hall of Angels
A Story of Hope
Finding Jose Rizal in Cebu
Lola Remedios and her Sayas
Pre-Colonial Gold in Cebu