Cosmetic Surgery in Ilocos
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June 8th, 2008 – by: Isabetlog
Once in there, we took a short tricycle ride to the Tiffany Hotel, close to Where ted was staying. Wow, this hotel sure is something else and a sight to be seen both inside and out.
Either I was misinformed or I misheard. But from what I remember, Paoay was just a wee 15 minutes away from Laoag. Yeah, by jumbo jet maybe. But we were on a jeepney and the trip seemed like we took the neverending road to forever. Not that I minded the distance or even the time it took at all, it's just that my mind was conditioned for a short drive. In any case, we alighted near the only point of interest we had time to visit - the Paoay Church. It truly is majestic. Like the Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion in Sta.
The lower part of the church's facade is made from stuccoed bricks while the upper portion was constructed from coral blocks. On the sides of the church are 24 stone buttresses which help make the structure earthquake-friendly and give it a really massive feel especially when viewed diagonally.
There seems to be much confusion regarding the construction and completion on the Paoay Church so I'm lifting the inscription off the plaque which should give a more accurate description: "Parish founded by Augustinian Missionaries, 1593. Cornerstone of church laid 1704; of convent, 1707; of bell tower, 1793. Used before completion and kept in repair by the people under the joint auspisces of the Church and the town officials. Inauguration ceremonies 28 February 1896. Church damaged by earthquake 1706 and 1927. Tower used as observation post by Katipuneros during the Revolution, by guerrillas during the Japanese occupation."
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