An hour's drive from Manila will take you to Baraoain Church where the first Philippine Constitution was drafted in 1898. ... More
An hour's drive from Manila will take you to Baraoain Church where the first Philippine Constitution was drafted in 1898. Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of the republic, proclaimed the ratification of the constitution from the balcony of the adjoining convent on January 21, 1899. The architecture of Barasoain Church engages the viewer for its curved facade, rose window and medieval bell tower. Floral motifs and frescoes of angels and saints adorn the interior.
Basilica Minore, Malolos City
This historic church was in 1896 the seat of power of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo�the first president of the Republic of the Philippines. Located in front of the Basilica Minore is a century-old tree known as the Kalayaan Tree (Tree of Freedom) which was planted by Pres. Aguinaldo during a lull in the historic Malolos Convention.
Erected in 1596, Binondo Church is one of the oldest places of Christian worship in the Philippines, but over the
centuries the original edifice has sustained considerable damage from earthquakes and other natural disasters. Today the octagonal bell tower ...
One of Manila's most famous churches, Quiapo Church gets very crowded every Friday when thousands of devotees come to light
a candle in supplication to the Black Nazarene, a life size image of Christ believed to be miraculous. Around ...
This is where Presidents of the Philippines traditionally take their oath of office and deliver their first address to the
nation (Joseph Estrada broke with tradition and had his inauguration at Barasoain Church , site of the drafting of ...