Miag-ao: The separation of church and state [university]

12 May 2011. After the med mission at Igbaras, we can’t miss going to Miag-ao, which is just a town away. The rocket-paced jeepney dropped us off at the Church after 15 minutes. A bit of trivia, the Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Church in Miag-ao, built in 1786, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Baroque Churches of the Philippines” , together with San Agustin Church in Manila, Nuestra SeΓ±ora de la Asuncion in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, and San Agustin Church in Paoay, Ilocos Norte.



And now the intricate details:
















Go ahead and jump!



After a quick photo stint, we rode a tricycle to the UPV Campus. It’s been what? 5years since my toes last felt the sticky sands of OWL ? As i was walking under the thick canopy of trees along the road from the admin building to Diwata, memories kept flashing through my mind, it was an overload. we were merely freshmen. HAHA. good times.


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17 thoughts on “Miag-ao: The separation of church and state [university]

  1. Wonderful detail photos of Miag-ao Church! Attempted the same thing, but not as good as yours.

    Just wondered though why the interior is not as flamboyantly ornate the facade.

  2. Wow! Miag-ao! I love this church! very intricately designed facade… this is actually my 2nd UNESCO World Heritage Church that I visited, the 3rd is just recently – Paoay Church…

    Thanks nga pala for visiting my site… πŸ™‚

  3. Lovely photos! πŸ˜€ My friend and i were able to take a short visit in Miagao church last November. Too bad naka-close siya pero we were able to take a few pictures. I’m glad may ganito pa sa Pinas πŸ˜€

  4. A little bit further from Miag-ao there’s San Joaquin Cemetery (300 meters from that is the San Joaquin Church) both beautiful heritage sites.

    Though I missed the campus which looks like the kind of University I’d attend class everyday πŸ™‚

    • hi marky. onga, I missed San Joaquin Cemetery. Next time na lang. πŸ™‚ Yes, you’d want to attend class everyday pag sa UP-Miagao. a bad exam can always be cured by a trip to the beach at the end of the day. Nasa likod lang xa ng mga main buildings. haha

    • hi chyng! sorry, nasa blogspot account ko yun, which I made private already dahil redundant na kasi mas active etong wordpress travel blog ko. πŸ™‚ sorry ulet, I used my blogger profile kasi when I visited your site, you must have clicked on that. Dapat nag-open ID na lang ako nun. hehe.

  5. naligo kami sa dagat ng UP miag-ao when cebu PTB peeps went here. hehehehe… ang swerte nila, malaki ang campus tapos nature pa, tapos may dagat pa sa tabi. perfect talaga. XD

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