"Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place."
The province of Albay has been described in so many ways by a lot of bloggers. One can read about Albay depending on the theme of the bloggers site. Some would focus on the taste of Albay, some would tell stories about the beauteous Albay, and many would simply write about the majestic Mayon.
I beg to differ. Hopefully, I can share my humble beginnings being a genuine Bicolano.
Sto. Domingo Parish, Sto. Domingo, Albay
This 1820's church is located 30 minutes from Legazpi City. Not known to many, Sto. Domingo, Albay is where the roots of Apun came. In fact, its incumbent mayor Herbie Aguas is my cousin.
|Mater Salutis College Seminary, Daraga Albay|
I can say nothing much about this place. I took my Philosophy here and graduated as Magna Cum Laude.
|St. John the Baptist Parish, Tabaco City|
The third and last parish I was assigned to as a priest under the late Msgr.Ralph C. Salazar before I moved in Manila, and now presently in the Diocese of Pasig.
|St. John the Baptist Church. |
A church was built in 1616 in honor of St. John the Baptist. However, this church that you see on the photo was built in 1864. Here in Tabaco City I gladly met my relatives - the families of Sierda, Sadueste and Demetrio.
"Every sinner has a past.
Every saint has a future"
-There Be Dragons