Santiago Catholic Chapel


The Santiago Catholic Chapel in Santiago, Pacijan Island (now known as San Franciso) is one of the oldest chapels in the island. It was established in 1862 by the Spanish friars where Señor Santiago was honored as a patron Saint. According to historians, the first mass was celebrated by Father Igot, a Filipino priest who came from Limasawa Island.

When looking at the front of Santiago Catholic Chapel, one can see the image of Señor Santiago riding a horse, carrying a sword and shield to battle the bad influence of the society. He is wearing a cape on top of a red suit.

Santiago Catholic Chapel is undergoing gradual development and repairs especially in the altar area. Donations such as wood and money are greatly appreciated by the locals maintaining the chapel.

Santiago Catholic Chapel

Santiago Catholic Chapel

Interior of the Chapel

Interior of the Chapel

It is located nearby Santiago White Beach in the corner of B. Maranga Street which is possibly one of my ancestors. I tried asking some locals about this “Maranga” and they told me he was a Barangay Captain a long time ago. =)

Short info about the Chapel

Short info about the Chapel

Mark Maranga at B. Maranga St.

Mark Maranga at B. Maranga St.


This page is last updated on Jun 16, 2011 @ 2:47 pm
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