Baclaran Church Revisited 2012

National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Redemptorist

It’s been quiet a long time (childhood days that was) the last time I set foot on one of  Philippines’ pop-culture Catholic church. Last May 10, we had a prior engagement at Department of Foreign Affairs [DFA] office along Macapagal Avenue. Baclaran Church lies just a few meters away from Macapagal Avenue. We had the chance to say our little prayers and took some digital photos to marked my Baclaran homecoming or should I say church hopping.
Baclaran Redemptorist Church 
Baclaran Church
Baclaran Church was famous for their massive devotees coming in every Wednesday to make the Perpetual Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Also noted was the church Modern Romanesque architecture by Cesar Concio, and the dome was made with Venetian mosaic. The prayer room where the image of “Our Mother of Perpetual Help” is located just beside the main part of the church.
For the local traders and shoppers, Baclaran area is a trusted place to purchase retail goods. Elders mentioned so many stories about the trading in Baclaran since its situated right at the area of Manila Port. Cheap goods are said to be available here, where capitalists and small-scale businessman purchase goods in bulk orders. From these days, Baclaran is still the haven for shoppers and traders.

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How to get there?

  • Via MRT: Proceed to MRT’s last station – Taft Station, you may take a short cabbie ride or hop on the MOA/Baclaran jeepneys
  • Via Public Bus: North-bound or Southbound – take Baclaran/Mall of Asia [MOA] route
Baclaran Church 
National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Redemptorist
Baclaran Parañaque City 1700

The Busy Road to Ongpin Street 

Welcomes The Year of the Metal Rabbit 2011

Ongpin Tour
Binondo Tour
Chinese New Year Celebrations

Kung Hei Fat Choi!
Ongpin has been my fave place ever since I got myself pinned down to feng shui   addiction. Ongpin or Binondo is the little Chinatown found in Manila surrounded by shopping haven Divisoria, Carriedo and a lot more streets for merchandise/goods. Rain and I was headed to Divisoria to purchase some raw materials for some project/s and as well as to score some chinese “anik-anik” [trinkets].
From the stretch of Juan Luna St. you’ll find the Shrine of San Lorenzo Ruiz, turn to church left side [Paredes St.], it’s the start of strutting Chinese New Year feel. We re here for our yearly forecasts and fruits collection for our chinese new year traditions. And to sweep away bad lucks and know more cures for life enhancement. Of course we never forget to pray, more positive thinking and hardwork. This is my photoblog adventure we want to share.
Ongpin/Binondo Tour During Feb. 2 2011 Chinese New Year's Eve