Our trip would not be complete haven’t we visited St. Paul Church in Cabagan wherein they are celebrating the feast day. It is just in front of Cabagan plaza, a few steps from my brother-in-law’s house.
All the while I thought it was a newly constructed church but I was told by the sister of my brother-in-law that the church was actually centuries old. The church was refurbish and still undergoing further renovations.
What I know is that demolishing old churches are not allowed anymore since it is part of town’s history and can become a heritage treasure that can attract tourists. I remember how the old church of my mother was salvaged and was saddened to see a new façade that was totally different from its old fascia. The only area left at its original state is the belfry.
Destroying old churches must be stop and instead, everyone should give importance not only to the sanctity but also the history of churches constructed centuries ago.
(you may check our itinerary for this tour Cagayan-Isabela-Kalinga Trip)