The town of Bogo is located near the northern end of Cebu Island and is a major economic hub in this part of the province. While the original church built by the Seculars is no longer standing at the main plaza (the present one was built after the war at an elevated area), there is one surprising find at the cemetery.
The Seculars in the Philippines have been in the country since 1565 but never formed a sizeable community compared with the regular clergy. Distrusted by the Spanish friars and in government during that time, their entwined histories with the Recollects and the Jesuits led to the Revolution against Spain in 1898.
To their credit, they have built beautiful churches across the country that still stands today.