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St. Philomene Church, Alcala

Written By: Kaloy - Apr• 01•10

Alcala, St. Philomene Church, AlcalaCagayan Valley
St. Philomene church of Alcala has a modern roof of steel, asside from the fact that the wall of the church is more than a century old. Built in 1881 St. Philomene holds the tittle as Cagayan Valleys’ Widest Church with red brick walls measuring 90m x 30m apart.

The red bricks are made from the surrounding country side, molded and produced locally, this is the primary building material for the church, standing proudly against the ravages of time. As a practice during the holy week, the people of Alcala offer coconut oil under the many images of angels and saints. Believing that the oil can cure all illness.

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