Boso Boso Church
Our group arrived here on a very gloomy morning, but the weather went to our favor and it didn’t rain (smile). We were able to take videos/photos, plus have a one-on-one interview with the newly ordained Parish Priest – Father Evan Paul Villanueva.
The Franciscan missionaries first built it as a mission church sometime in the late 16th century. The Jesuits eventually took over the mission in the 17th century who began constructing a new church made of stone and brick.
Boso Boso Church, or Nuestra Señora Dela Annunciata Parish (Our Lady of Annunciation) is a Pilgrimage for Couples who wants Children.
Administration of the parish was taken over by the Camillian Order in 1986 that helped organize the restoration of the church. The restoration was completed in 1995, preserving the original remaining façade of the old church with the rebuilt portions built as close as possible to the simple, sparse architecture of the old structure.
This is Father Evan Paul Villanueva. Father Villanueva is the newest Parish Priest of Boso Boso Church (1 Week) by the time of our tour. Father explained the origin of the Church, its relevance to the current time, and the importance for Filipinos to know Nuestra Señora Dela Annunciata Parish by heart.
Here I am (to the right of Father Villanueva) together with fellow bloggers (all of them I met for the first time) and Mr. Ramon Marinas (second from left), Director of Bienvenido Tours.
video courtesy of FILMCO
How to go here?
- Take the MRT to Cubao station.
- Walk through Farmers Plaza and Gateway Mall towards LRT 2 Araneta Center-Cubao station.
- Go outside the station, and ride a Jeep bound to Cogeo.
- From Cogeo, ride another Jeep bound to Paenaan, and tell the driver to drop you off at Sitio Old Boso-Boso.
- From there, ride a tricycle to Boso-Boso Church.
By Private Vehicle: