Friday, September 18, 2009
it was in January last year when we had a stopover at the town of Agoo in La Union. we just came from a Baguio to San Fernando trip and we chose Agoo as our last stop before we returned to Manila. i should say that the church plaza area of Agoo is one of the most beautiful plaza despite it being along the highway. some ancestral houses are still intact and the structures around it retained a Spanish themed central plaza. this church was rebuilt in 1976 when it was destroyed. the original church was built during the end of the 15th century. very few knew that this church is considered as a Basilica Minore as declared by the late Pope John Paul II in 1982 according to my mother. not so many churches has this title among the popular Basilica Minore in the country are the churches of San Sebastian in Manila and the Basilica Minore del Sto Nino in Cebu. what's unique to this church is the key symbol on top of the church hexagonal shape dome.congratulations to Otep who will bring home the latest copy of ROAM magazine. thank you to all those who participated. i'll be in Ilocos Norte this weekend. enjoy the long weekend!