Passi Church doesn’t have the appeal of, say Molo, with its soaring neogothic architecture and related details, nor the intricacies of the bas relief that make Miag-ao Church special. When one looks at it, the structure is squat and simple. But there’s one thing that readily catches one’s attention: buttresses.
It might have been the past, wherein the first structures were destroyed in the earthquakes of 1612 and 1787 that made the builder of the current church invested in buttresses. Especially those found at the corners, these buttresses are huge with its bases thick and wider, then sloping to the top. It’s a good example of an earthquake baroque church.