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San Joaquin Church: Militaristic in Design and Purpose

July 27, 2012 – 12:22 pm | 5 Comments
San-Joaquin-Church-Iloilo

Now sitting quietly at one of Iloilo’s oldest and historic towns, the Church of San Joaquin is a must-see for those having their South Iloilo adventure. More than a century old, the church had been …

St. Anthony de Padua Church of Barotac Nuevo

June 7, 2012 – 5:34 pm | 4 Comments
Altar-construction

One of Iloilo’s simple yet classic churches, the stone church of St. Anthony de Padua Parish of Barotac Nuevo has been a key witness in many of the town’s significant events. Ever since the town …

Miag-ao Church: A Queen among Queens

April 5, 2012 – 9:49 pm | 3 Comments
doors-and-windows

A Queen among Queens – that’s a title I would give to this magnificent church. No other church in the Philippines will rival the beauty and majesty of the Miag-ao Church, also known as Church …

Jaro’s Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria: A Mother to all Ilonggos

January 30, 2012 – 1:17 pm | 2 Comments
Jaro Belfry

One of Iloilo City’s cherished icons – the Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral had been the center of faith in the province for centuries. Better restored and preserved, this architectural beauty defined the landscape of Metro Iloilo …

Nuestra Señora de La Paz Y Buen Viaje: Showering Iloilo with blessings

December 22, 2011 – 1:15 am |
OUR LADY OF PEACE & GOOD VOYAGE

In a city that gave birth to so many Filipino seamen, one will surely understand Ilonggos’ devotion to Nuestra Senora de La Paz y Buen Viaje (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage). Honored for …

Sta. Monica Church of Pavia: Beautifully Restored

November 7, 2011 – 6:05 pm | One Comment
Pavia Church Belfry

Sta. Monica Church of Pavia, Iloilo is one of the best maintained and restored churches in the province. It is a unique church among others – the only one made of red bricks inside and …

Church of Sta. Barbara: History and Simplicity

October 31, 2011 – 9:17 pm |
Sta Barbara Church Central Nave

A church of great importance in our search for freedom, the Sta. Barbara Church in Iloilo testifies to Ilonggos’ contribution in our attainment of independence. In her beauty and uniqueness, this church also serves as …

Parish of the Immaculate Conception – Oton, Iloilo

October 11, 2011 – 9:42 pm |
Oton Church Altar

One of Iloilo’s modern churches in design, the Parish of the Immaculate Conception offers a glimpse to Oton’s ability to rise from its challenges. With its beautiful church crumbled upon the destructive force of the …

OTON: A Quest for its Heritage

October 10, 2011 – 2:57 pm | 12 Comments
Oton Public Market

It was seven in the morning and I was nearly complete with my nursing endorsement. Just been through an eight-hour shift, I was quite exhausted but at the same time excited at my day’s itinerary. …

Sto Nino De Arevalo of Iloilo: Miraculous, Historical But Uncelebrated

October 2, 2011 – 10:35 pm | 8 Comments
Villa Arevalo Church and Plaza

This image of the Sto Nino De Arevalo, considered the third oldest in the Philippines after the Sto Ninos of Cebu (1521) and Tondo (1572), is humbly venerated at the simple yet beautiful church at …

Molo Church: Feminine, Beautiful but Tough

September 23, 2011 – 11:50 pm | 5 Comments
Molo Church

One of the most prominent of Iloilo’s icons, the Church of St Anne at Molo District is the only Gothic church outside Manila. Her beauty and unparalleled heritage stands out; giving every visitor an experience …

San Jose Church: Birthplace of Dinagyang and More

September 16, 2011 – 4:25 pm |
Sto Nino De Cebu Replica Iloilo Dinagyang

Nothing more defines the heritage of Iloilo City than the Church of San Jose (Iglesia de San José de Placer) located at Plaza Libertad. The church rose to prominence when Iloilo was proclaimed as ayuntamiento, …

Church of St Augustine at Dumangas

August 16, 2011 – 10:09 pm | 4 Comments
dumangas-church-aisle

At the center of Dumangas, an unmistakable orange brick structure stands. Though signs of centuries’ wear and tear can be seen at its facade, inside it is teeming with life as hundreds of faithful worship …

St. Clement’s Church (La Paz, Iloilo City)

July 15, 2011 – 5:08 pm | 5 Comments
The Mother House of the Redemptorists at La Paz

Unlike many churches in the city, St. Clement’s Church boasts its modern design as both appealing and simple. The church’s facade is adorned with white balusters lining the balcony outside. Another exterior feauture is the …