Photo by Edgar Alan Zeta-Yap
The faith of the people of Siquijor truly runs as deep as their history, and their churches, like the Saint Francis De Assisi Church, has also persevered from the past to the present.
Saint Francis De Assisi Church in Siquijor was established by secular priests under Patron San Francisco de Asis on February 1, 1783. It was administered by secular priests on February 1, 1783 and the construction of this stone church was initiated by P. Setten, a secular, and it was managed by P. Alonso de los Delores during the period of 1795-1831.The convent was built to be a hiding place from pirates.
How to get there
From Manila, one can take a flight to Dumaguete City, which takes about an hour, then take a fast craft to the island of Siquijor, which takes another hour.
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