Archive for May 1st, 2012

TT # 16: Old Church in Dagupan

One day when we ventured the place as we wait for our kids to finish their screening, I spotted this old church at Calasiao, Dagupan; I immediately took my camera out in my bag and took a picture of the church.

The church is San Pedro y San Pablo de Calasiao, and it is at the same building of the shrine of Senor Divino Tesoro. It was build 1933-1934.

Calasiao is where the quarter of my daughter was located. If you are from Dagupan proper downtown, you can just take a Jeepney and it will send you to the town hall of Calasiao where the San Pedro y San Pable de Calasiao is situated.

Calasiao was derived from the native word kalasian, which means a place where the lightning frequently occurs. From the root word lasi, means lightning. The Spaniards called the place “Lugar de Rayos“, which is a literal Spanish translation of the word Kalasian.



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