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Circle Island Tour

We started our circle island tour in Sigma, Capiz where we gave school supplies (through BalayniCharie Foundation) to the children at Doña Fructuosa Elem School. Our Lady of the Snows From Sigma, it was less than an hour's drive to Dumarao where we visited the pink church of Our Lady of the Snows. Dumarao is the last town in Capiz before reaching the border between Capiz and Iloilo. Santa Barbara convent   The historical church and convent of Santa Barbara in Iloilo is worth a stop to see the beautifully preserved convent with its original wooden floor and wrap-around balcony.  St. Anne's Church Our first stop the following day was at Molo Church or St. Anne's Church which is dedicated to 16 female saints. Their statues adorn the pillars that lead up to the altar.  Miagao Church Miagao Church is one of four Baroque churches designated as UNESCO World Heritage site under the collective title "Baroque churches of the Philippines". It dates back to the 18th century a

Visita Iglesia in Capiz

Visita Iglesia (church visit) is a Catholic Lenten tradition which is widely practiced in the Philippines. The faithful may choose to visit 7 or 14 churches on Maundy Thursday after the Mass of the Last Supper or on Good Friday and follow the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross). The Via Crucis consists of 14 Stations which traces the journey of Jesus Christ to his crucifixion and death. Here is a pictorial guide to seven churches + one Mission Station for your Visita Iglesia in Capiz.  Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Roxas City The Cathedral sits in the heart of the cultural heritage sites of Roxas City. The current structure is from a reconstruction in 1954. This is a good place to start your Visita Iglesia. Here are the prayers for the Stations of the Cross: Santa Monica Church, Pan-ay The original church in Pan-ay was first established in 1774. A typhoon in 1875 devastated the church. It wasn’t until 1884 that it was

Capture Capiz Today Photo Challenge

The enchanting coastline of Ivisan, Capiz I was nominated to share 5 Things I love about Capiz, Philippines for 5 days. #CaptureCapizToday is a photo challenge initiated by the Provincial Government of #Capiz through the Provincial Tourism Cultural Affairs office to promote tourism destinations and attractions in Capiz. (My problem with this challenge was I had so many favorite things about Capiz it was difficult to choose just 5). Please check the links below to learn more about Capiz. The stunning sunset on Baybay Beach, Roxas City The boldly pink Church of Our Lady of Snows in Dumarao, Capiz How to engage in a boodle fight at Bitoy’s on Baybay Beach, Roxas City The picturesque Gugma Beach in Sapian, Capiz is off the beaten path. For more information about tourism sites