Dumangas in Iloilo has the distinction of being the first town the Spaniards set foot in Iloilo, as what Pedro Galende, OSA wrote in his book Angels in Stone. It also has one of the beautiful churches in the province, though neglected with many of the intricate and stunning carvings badly damaged.
Around a hundred meters from the back of the church is the small cemetery with its arched entrance gate and most of the fence intact. Compared to the grand cemeteries of San Joaquin, Janiuay, Dingle and many others, this, in contrast, is simple. The entrance gate has no decorations or bas relief but just a brick and coral stone structure. The same with the low fence with one section breached to give access to the expansion of the cemetery area.
There is no existing old chapel. most of the niches and sepulchers are also modern except for quite a few that may be early 20th century.