Maasin Catholic Cemetery of 1882

Maasin City is the capital of Southern Leyte is one of the oldest towns in the province and is the seat of the Diocese of Maasin. The Jesuits founded the town in the 1700s. After their expulsion, the Augustinians took over. In 1843, the Franciscans started evangelization. Located 1.5 kilometers east of the cathedral, a …

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Bago City’s old Catholic cemetery

It was way back in October 2006 when I visited some cities and municipalities in Negros Occidental in search of old churches and cemeteries that I stumbled this one in Bago City, a Spanish colonial era cemetery that still retained its original entrance arch, portions of its perimeter fence and some interesting tombs inside. The …

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San Andres’s former cemetery

The municipality of San Andres in Catanduanes has an abandoned heritage cemetery that is now empty except for the remaining walls made of mamposteria, rocks piled on top of one another, located in Barangay Wagdas. There is scant information about this structure and I don’t know when this was built and who built it except …

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