Sunday, June 29, 2014

Churches In Batanes


I am not a Catholic but when one travels around the Philippines, there will always be a church that's like ancient old and so much history on it.

When I was in Batanes, there were a couple of churches we dropped by. Some did not really interest me and had to pass on it.
Sorry for the Catholics, I can't say much about the churches.


SAN JOSE OF IVANA
In South Batan Island in the town of Ivana.





They have a different design on the doors.




SAN LORENZO RUIZ
I went to, if my memory serves me right, the last town or barangay in Uyugan.
Barangay Imnajbu.




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According to church records, the first mass and baptism was in this island.



 SAN CARLOS BORROMEO CHURCH
Mahatao

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This church is a National Cultural Heritage Treasure.



I saw the two German couple I met in Basco Lighthouse.
I helped them get a ride back to Basco. 


TUKON CHAPEL
Traditional Ivatan stone house inspired, Politician Florencio "Butch" Abad had this chapel built just a few meters from their high-end hotel Fundacion Pacita.

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Doors were locked so I wasn't able to go in.


A view from Fundacion Pacita area.



SANTO DOMINGO DE BASCO CHURCH
Basco.

One won't miss this church as it is around town.

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Apparently the doors of the churches in Batanes are not as strong as the churches :)
Either that or it's a design.



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I was surprised by this little girl. She walked towards me. 
Took my hand and placed it on her forehead for a second.
This is a traditional filipino manner where the young ones give respect to elders, which you rarely see it nowadays. Though when I was in Basco, I see the young ones do this. It was sweet though. I did not know the little girl.


The 10 commandments in Ivatan dialect.



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