The residence had another attraction for Rizal aside from being the venue of political discussions. The daughter of the owner, Consuelo Ortiga y Rey caught Rizal’s fancy. However, Consuelo was torn between Rizal and de Lete. Rizal even gave Consuelo poems, musical pieces from Paris and guimaras , a kind of textile from the Philippines. The guimaras gift was acknowledged by Consuelo through de Lete, which seemed to have put an end to Rizal’s illusions about her love, his first derrota or defeat as he wrote in codes in his diary.
0400 Take van from Cubao to Eastwood, Rodriguez, Rizal
0530 ETA Rodriguez, Rizal; take trike or jeep to brgy. Wawa
0600 Arrival at Brgy. Wawa. Register at barangay hall / tourism office
0630 Start trek up Mt. Pamitinan
0730 Arrival at Hapunang Banoy junction
0900 ETA summit
0930 Start descent
1100 Back at Brgy. Wawa. Lunch.
1200 Start trek up Mt. Binacayan
1500 Arrival at summit.
1530 Start descent
1800 Back at Brgy. Wawa. Tidy up then take outbound trike
2030 Back in Manila.