Monday, February 18, 2008

Burgos Church

The town’s chronicles do not show when the first inhabitants first settled in the upland part of Burgos, Western Pangasinan. But it is certain in that these immigrants came from the town of Paoay, Ilocos Norte. During the Spanish rule, this municipality was a part of the province of Zambales

In the year 1876, the Dominican created the Parish of St. Isidore of St. Isidore, the patron saint of farmers, because majority of the settlers were farmers. The patron’s feast is annually celebrated on May 15. It is also the town fiesta.

It was the founding missionaries who built the present façade of the church, made mostly of quarried adobe stones contributed by the faithful. The Dominicans left during the American regime and were succeeded by Filipino clergymen who continued the improvement of the house of God and the ministration of the faithful.

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