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Iglesia de San Agustín

San Agustin Church (General Luna St, Manila, Intramuros, Metro Manila) – this Roman Catholic church (located in the Spanish colonial Intramuros district) was originally built in 1571 (with bamboo and nipa), but fell victim to fires in 1574 & 1583. The Augustinians that ran this church then rebuilt it with stone in 1586 (along with […]

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About The Philippines

The Philippines, located in Southeast Asia, consists of 7,107 islands in the western Pacific Ocean. This country was discovered by Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. Another Spanish explorer (Ruy López de Villalobos) named this country Las Islas Filipinas after King Philip II of Spain. After the establishment of Spanish settlements in 1565, the country […]