The parish church of San Juan de Nepumoceno in Anini-y is a gem of a structure found at the tail end of Antique, probably the only remaining intact such edifice in the province. Made from cut coral stones, it has interesting details at its facade, a wide front dominated with large acacia trees while its kumbento is found a few meters at its right.
The parish church of St. Catherine of Alexandria in Carcar, Cebu is an imposing sight. Nestled atop a hill, it provides a commanding view of the municipality and surrounding environs. It is one of the beautiful Graeco-Roman churches in the country and is a national heritage treasure.
Saint Therese of Avila parish church in Talisay City, Cebu is another Graeco-Roman structure, one of few, but due to World War II, it has lost many of it’s heritage features. Only the façade, portions of it’s lateral and transept walls and a few bells are original.
The parish church of the Inmaculada Concepcion in Oslob, Cebu burned down for the 2nd time in it’s history last March 08. Efforts are afoot to restore and rehabilitate it’s past glory. Check out how it looked like before and after the fire a swell as discover it’s unique heritage.
The parish church of San Salvador in Caraga, Davao Oriental has the distinction of being the oldest Catholic church in the island of Mindanao. Built by the Jesuits, its a modest edifice with a very sparsely decorated façade built over a high limestone promontory that gives a breathtaking view of the sea.
San Agustin in Intramuros, Manila is definitely the mother of all churches in the Philippines. The present structure was built in 1587. In it’s more than 400 year history, it has survived earthquakes, fires, the British Invasion of 1762 as well as World War II.