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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite



I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Visita Iglesia church virtual tour in my blog (collection of church in the Philippines)

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This holy week 2014, I invite you to check out my blog post collection of churches in my Azrael’s Merryland Blog. I started this church blog post after I joined in a junket trip to Cebu in 2010. It’s a seasonal project in my blog to visit a church, take photos and post it here for a virtual tour for my blog readers.

you can visit and read my church blog post collection at www.azraelsmerryland.blospot.com/search/label/church


Visita Iglesia in Cebu part 1 - San Isidro Labrador Church (San Fernando)



This is my Visita Iglesia series of blog post on a tour I attended few weeks ago and will post 8 churches we visited in southern part of Cebu, Philippines. The tour was organized by Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort and Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort. San Isidro Labrador (San Fernando) It is my first time to attend a Visita Iglesia, although that it was only a simulation of the real Visit Iglesia with prayer and rosary, but here in our tour is that...


Visita Iglesia in Cebu part 2 - St. Catherine of Alexandria (Carcar City)

St. Catherine of Alexandria Church (Carcar City) Located in Car Car City in Cebu, the church is surrounded by statues of the apostles and on the far side of the statue is Judas Iscariote, during the old days, many people avoided the statue of Judas Iscariote even if you are taking pic with the church as the background, that's why they decided to move the statue on the far left side of the church. The church also houses the tomb of dead people, and...



Visita Iglesia in Cebu part 3 - Nuestra Snr. Del Pilar Church (Sibonga)

A few drive from Car Car City, we arrived in Sibonga and visited the Nuestra Snr. Del Pilar church, it is very old and you can tell by looking on the walls and color of it. The most interesting part of the church here is the amazing mural painting on the ceiling, all of it are hand painted by the artist Remondo Francia, uses his hand and feet to draw the characters and images with a little paint brush. The painter focuses more on the facial expression...



Visita Iglesia in Cebu part 4 - Church of San Miguel Arcangel (Argao)

Church of San Miguel Arcangel is in Argao, Cebu. The church position is facing the sea, because the bell tower of the church serves as a watch tower for incoming boats and enemy during the war.The wall of the church is made of coral stones, this is the primary building blocks of the church and coral stones are mainly used in building structures like churches in the old times. The ceiling of Church of San Miguel Arcangel has lots of painting that...


Visita Iglesia in Cebu part 5 - San Guillermo de Ermitanio Church (Dalaguete)


One of the finest church made of marble stones, wood and some pegs, and biblical paintings on the ceiling. The church was established on 1690, the church have a high balcony made of wood and pegs, I went up there to check it and it is scary to walk on a wooden staircase and balcony. The church is old and same set up that it faces the sea and the bell tower act as watch tower for incoming ships and enemy. more photos belo...


Visita Iglesia in Cebu part 6 - The Church of Patricinio de Maria (Boljoon)
The Church of Patricinio de Maria in Boljoon was declared by the National Historical Institute as a National Historical Landmark and by the National Museum as a National Cultural Treasure. Would you believe that the town locals are doing something to save the old church and they created the Boljoon Heritage Foundation just to help restore the church using its original style and materials.The Church of Patricinio de Maria was established on 1599,...


Visita Iglesia in Cebu part 7 - Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church (Oslob)
Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church in Oslob was built on 1830 and the church was destroyed by Filipino Guerillas during the World War II and latern on was restored and repaired by the locals. The church nearly got destroyed once again in a fire accident last March 27, 2008, the 19th century image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the altar received no damaged as it was protected by a glass casing on the altar. The body of the church with made of...


Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral / Baguio Cathedral

I think it was the year 80's during my 1st visit in Baguio when I was a youngling and first time to attend a mass here with my family and grand mom, and after more than 20 years, I'm back to check it and saw lots of changes around it. The cathedral didn't change, but the structures around it are more different. The place got crowded already and can't bear to look at the covered parking area beside the cathedral. The Baguio Cathedral was once an evacuation...


Panoramic photo view of Sto. Nino de Tondo Church

Click here for the large versionI got a chance to visit Sto. Nino de Tondo last Saturday and here's my panoramic photo show infront of the church. I was at the Plaza Hernandez when I took this photo during the Wikipedia Takes Manila photo scavenger hu...


St. Augustine Church in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 13

We visited St. Augustine Church in Vigan, it’s the oldest surviving church in Ilocos Sur, it stood since the Spanish times and under the care of the Augustinian orde...


Experimenting virtual 360 degrees photo: Tayabas Church: Minor Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel

click the photo above to view Another experiment for virtual 360 degree view. Featuring the Tayabas Church, also known as, The Minor Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel. I've been here for many time, and I also took some panoramic shots in the past, and I love the circular view of the the aisle and altar of the church....


San Pablo Cathedral Church in San Pablo City, Laguna - Southern food trip part 2
April 8, 2014 - San Pablo Cathedral Church is our 1st stop before we start our food trip here in San Pablo City, Laguna, my travel mates are excited to know the other food hubs in this town, I even started a survey in my Facebook and I thank my friends for sharing some tips on where to eat and dine here in San Pablo City, Lagun...

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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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