This Old Church


This old church in Basey Samar in the middle of a crowded and peopled community lays a holy place built centuries ago.  I was amazed with the structure itself, the way it was built and the way it was situated near this body of water.  Some locals say that the bell tower of the church serves as sighting position for incoming vessel be it visitors or enemies during the war.


As we explore the surroundings, we noticed the damaged through years.  But the devotees preserved the place.  Even mass is on set during Sundays, but unlike other churches it only has one mass per Sunday. 



The church’s altar was eminently secured by the people.  It feels like you have traveled to the past while inside the church. 



The way up was challenging because of its ruins / damaged parts but surely secured by people managing the church by educating the visitors to its danger.



When we reach the top, it was worth the danger that we have had to get through.  The overlooking surrounding was 360 degrees.  The waters that try to hand signal us closer to her.  The wind that touches our skin with ocean breeze was even more relaxing.  Whoa…..that was amazing.


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Forecasting early to come to Maragusan for a commitment, with that in mind, I woke up early and prepared some stuff for the travel.  I leave the house at around 7:45am, directly headed to the terminal for a bus ride.  I was so pleased to see that there is a bus waiting to depart.  To my surprise and a bit disappointment, we’ve waited for exactly 47 minutes before it departed the terminal that counting started the moment I arrived, I don’t know for those who arrived first.


As we traveled,  dust and the scorching heat of the sun welcomed every passenger on that bus.  To our big disappointment, the bus wheel rolled something that make it sounds like the air releases with force, for short, flat tire.  Most of the passengers murmured to disappointment that even I cannot comprehend.  I got nothing but disembark and see something to grace with what happened.  For I know, I am delayed and that I have no power over the situation.  I brace myself and enjoy the scenery and quietness than frown and feel uncomfortable. 


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