Category: Churches

St James the Great Parish Church of Bolinao

Originally built in 1609, the church of St. James Parish in Bolinao, Pangasinan is made of black coral stones.  Its bell tower was once the tallest in the entire island of Luzon.  Bolinao church also served as a fortress against the pirates on several occasions. Today as it […]

Bongao Catholic Church in Tawi Tawi

Tawi Tawi is a Muslim-dominated province being one of the provinces comprising the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) or what is now known as Bangsamoro Region.  There are very few Catholics here or other Christian denominations.  I was told that only about 5% of the poeple in […]

Sorsogon Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul

Undeniably the most noticeable structure in the whole of Sorosogon City, the Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul has a huge dome ala-Vatican that dominates the city’s skyline. The new church was inaugurated on April 27, 2011 on the occasion of the 60th year of the Diocese of […]

The Century Old Daraga Church

This is the famous century-old Church of Nuestra Señora De Porteria which has been declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum in 2007 and likewise declared a National Historical Landmark in 2008 by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. Its current restoration is being supported […]

The Century-Old Maasin Cathedral

One can not miss this old church when in Maasin City which is situated near the City Hall.  Along the national road of Maasin stands the picturesque Cathedral of Nuestra Senyora De Asunsion or the Maasin Cathedral. The original church of Nuestra Senyora De Asunsion was built by […]