Ilo-Ilo and the Wealth from the Past

Miag-Ao Church UNESCO World Heritage Site
Miag-Ao Church
Miag-Ao Church - the construction of this church began in 1787 while Fray Francisco M. Gonzales. O.S.A. was the parish priest of Miag-ao and Domingo Libo-on  was the Gobernadorcillo. The Church was completed in 1797 and it served as the fortress against Muslim Raiders. In 1898, during the revolution, this church was destroyed but then it was rebuilt. In 1910, it was damaged by fine, and then it was badly damaged by earthquake in 1948. Restoration work began in 1960 and was completed in 1962. During the term of office of the Most Rev. Dr. Jose Ma. Cuenco, D.D. Metropolitan Archbishop of Jaro, of Msgr. Fernando S. Javillo, D.P., Parish Priest of this town and Dioscoro Mueda, Municipal Mayor. More photos, click here.

Jaro Church is a tourist spot in Ilo-Ilo City.
Jaro Cathedral
Jaro Cathedral - is another example of the historical baroque architectures in the country. Built in 1864 by the order of Mariano Cuartero, who is the first bishop of Jaro. In 1948, this structure was destroyed by earthquake and was restored in 1956 by the order of the first archbishop Jose Ma. Cuenco. More photos, click here.

Jaro Belfry is a tourist spot in Negros.
Jaro Belfry
Jaro Belfry - a separate bell and a watch tower in front of Jaro Cathedral.

Molo Church is a tourist spot in Ilo-Ilo.
Molo Church
Molo Church - (St. Anne Parish) is situated in front of the town plaza.  Molo is actually one of the seven districts of Ilo-Ilo City which formerly called Parian (Chinatown). Then it was changed into Moro because of the frequent arrival of Muslim pirates from Mindanao, but later evolved in Molo – info from Wikipedia.com. More photos, click here.

San Jose Church for wedding.
San Jose Church
San Jose Church - this church is the first church in the city of Ilo Ilo which was built by the Jesuits around 1607.  But, on April 29, 1617, the Augustinians established San Jose, a house of the order. It was saved from being bombed by the Americans during World War II.  As the years goes by, renovations were made. 

Guimbal Church is the oldest church in the Philippines.
Guimbal Church
Guimbal Church - or St. Nicholas of Tolentino Church  doesn’t have any record to when I was erected or established. But however completed between 1769 and 1774 under Friar Juan Campos. In 1893, it was further enlarged but later was destroyed by fire during the Revolution in 1896 to 1898. More photos, click here.

Tigbauan Church is a tourist spot in Ilo-Ilo.
Tigbauan Church
Tigbauan Church - it is believe that there had been no parish priest when this church was established, but it could be possibly between 1575 to 1580 when F. Luis de Montoya was assigned as Prior. This church underwent a lot of repairs because of the natural disasters like earthquake. The said repaid was lead by different people who served as the church leaders. More photos, click here.

 This is part of my Solo-Backpacking in Negros