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Travel to the
Municipality of Bantayan, just 30 minutes by scooter from Santa Fe:
The first Christian
church to be established in Cebu, Saint Peter and Paul's Church was
June 11, 1580.
Called the "Convento Dela Asuncion De Nuestra Snora" This 500 year old
church was a part of the Archdiocese of Mexico. It is the oldest
continual Christian church in the Philippines and still functions with
church services being performed every week.
Built by an Ilongo priest by the name of Padre Doroteo Andrada del
Rosario who lived from 1839-1863, father Rosario built the walls of the
church from stones cut from the coral around Bantayan Island. The walls
of the church are the thickest of all the churches in Cebu as this
building was not only built for worship but also as a mini fortress to
protect Christians from the constant attacks on the island by the
According to Wikipedia, "The Moro Rebellion (1899–1913) was
armed military conflict between Muslim Filipino revolutionary groups
and the United States military which took place in the Philippines
between 1899 to 1913, following the Spanish-American War in 1898. The
word "Moro" was a term for Muslims who lived in the southern
Philippines, an area that includes Mindanao and its neighbouring
islands. The Moro Rebellion is referred to as the second phase of the
Philippine-American War. Modern Muslim rebels of the southern
Philippines see the Moro Rebellion as a continuing struggle against
During the Easter season when Christians celebrate the Resurrection of
Jesus Christ, Saint Peter and Paul's church on Bantayan Island becomes
the center of attraction for the entire country of the Philippines.
This tiny island is host to thousands of addittional guests from all
over the world who come to celebrate "Holy Week" on Bantayan Island.
During this time of the year all the resorts and hotels on Bantayan
Island increase their price by as much as triple the normal rate.
Plan to book your stay during Holy Week as much as a year in advance as
rooms fill up close to a year ahead of the upcoming Holy Week