A century old church was constructed in 1830, made of mortar and coral stone and one of the oldest churches in the province. The church has withstood the test of time, wars, and ravages of natural calamities. It was built in the spirit of “Bayanihan” by the natives who toiled like ants until each brick adhered together the legendary bell that warned the Batonhons of the incoming Japanese Guerillas during the Second World War.
The church is located in the town of Bato in Catanduanes.
How to get there
Zest Air and Cebu Pacific fly from Manila going to Virac, Catanduanes.
By Land and Water
Numerous bus lines operate air-conditioned coaches from Manila to Tabaco, Albay. From the seaport of Tabaco, hop on either MV Calixta 2, 4, and 5 or MV Eugene Elson to reach the island of Catanduanes going to the seaport of San Andres or Virac.
Another way is to take RSL bus from Manila to Catanduanes that has terminals at Alabang near Metropolis or Ermita.
--- From Virac, take a jeepney or van going to Panganiban for about 2-3 hours.
Going around the Island
Tricycle is the primary mode of transport within the capital town of Virac. PUJs and buses ply from Virac to the different municipalities daily on scheduled time. For the more daring and adventurous, the entire province could be traveled by motorcycle.
Where to stay
• Terrazas de Ponti Mansions - Real Street, Calatagan Proper, Virac, Catanduanes
• JM Pension House - Gogon, Virac, Catanduanes
• Villa Tolledo Travel Lodge - Sta. Elena, Virac, Catanduanes
• Monte Verde Lodge - Danicop, Virac, Catanduanes
• Nitto Lodge - Cavinitan, Virac, Catanduanes
• Moonwalk Villa Resort - Moonwalk, Virac, Catanduanes