ILOCOS NORTE: PAOAY CHURCH

Our 6th stop for the trip was the town of Paoay in Ilocos Norte.  Another church! I told myself.  Every town we have passed had an old church -- at least one.  We have managed to visit two.  I've seen photos of the church of Paoay.  It's probably, the most famous of the old churches... Continue Reading →

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ILOCOS SUR: BANTAY CHURCH

Another church.  This seems to be turning out like a Visita Iglesia.  This time, we headed to the town of Bantay, Ilocos Sur.    Located at the Northeast of Vigan City, it is considered as the "gateway' of the province's capital. Built in 1590, the St. Augustine Church or Bantay Church is considered one of the oldest churches... Continue Reading →

ILOCOS NORTE: STA. MARIA CHURCH

I knew that Ilocos had a lot of old churches but had no idea where and what they were, except probably for Paoay Church. First stop of our tour was the town of Sta. Maria in Ilocos Sur.  We parked in the grounds of the town hall and walked towards the Iglesia de Nuesta Señora de... Continue Reading →

SILAY: SAN DIEGO PRO-CATHEDRAL

The rain doesn't seem to want to stop and it was getting dark.  We needed to head back to Bacolod City, so we took the chance even with a soft drizzle of rain.  I was looking forward to visiting the Hofilena House, which was the ancestral house of a classmate from high school.  There were... Continue Reading →

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