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"Jesus is my Great Friend, and the Eucharist is my highway to heaven" - Bl. Carlo Acutis

St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish

The Parish Church of Pandan was finished in 1874 which is well-known of its rich cultural and religious heritage. Big stones for the foundation and walls were gathered from the sea, lime was manufactured locally and sand and gravel were taken from the seashore. “Basi” was used as cement that it strongly defied time and elements. The construction of the church took many years to complete. The church is home to the image of St. Ignatius of Loyola of which its feast day is being celebrated every July 30-31 of each year. Balikbayans from other provinces and also from other countries gather every year to celebrate this feast of praise and thanksgiving. The church is at the heart of the town centre, situated in Barangay Del Sur and is frequented by visitors and devotees alike as it is noted for its intricate and baroque architecture.


Photo and Article Provided by:

Crake Dominguez (Pandan Tourism Officer)

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SBCA Philippines and International Prelate (NEW) 
(Awaiting for Consecration)


SBCA Philippines and International Prelate Emeritus

Bishop Manolo A. de los Santos, DD was born on Aug 5, 1947, in Basud, Camarines Norte. He was ordained a priest on May 7, 1974, and was appointed Bishop of Virac on Aug 12, 1994. His episcopal ordination was on Sept 12, 1994. His episcopal installation took place on Oct 10, 1994.

Before he became bishop of Virac he served as Officialis - Defender and Judge of the Ecclesiastical Court of Caceres and was a member of the Presbyteral Council of the archdiocese as well as a member of the Board of Consultors there. Last, he held the office of Director of Family Life Apostolate, Archdiocese of Caceres.

Bishop Manolo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Holy Rosary Major Seminary, Naga City, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, and a Licentiate in Canon Law from the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas (Angelicum), Rome.

The bishop is a member of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Permanent Council, of the CBCP Commission on Youth and Defender of the Bond, National Appellate Matrimonial Tribunal.

Diocese of Virac

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Our Dedication, Servant Leadership and Passion

for Bl. Carlo Acutis and the Holy Eucharist

Our Team is dedicated, passionate in propagating the devotion to Blessed Carlo Acutis and spreading and sharing the gospel around the world.

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