Heritage Conservation Advocates
 
 
 
     
   
Heritage Structures in
Misamis Oriental
Spanish Colonial; Religious and Non-Religious
By Dr. Antonio J. Montalvan II
Immaculate Conception Church and Convento
Municipality Jasaan
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Ceiling of Immaculate Conception Church and Convento. Photography by Elson T. Elizaga.

 
St. Rita Cassia Church
Municipality Balingasag
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St. Rita Cassia Church in 1999. Photography by Elson T. Elizaga.

 
St. Mary Candelaria Church
Municipality Tagoloan
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Bad state of preservation. The old brick walls were covered with concrete. The original convento is no more.

 
Ruins of Our Lady of Consolation Church
Municipality Opol
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Architects at Ruins of Our Lady of Consolation Church. Photography by Elson T. Elizaga.Unlike the first three churches, this one is made of coral stones. However, what is left is just the shell of the original church. Nevertheless, this must be preserved.

Members of the United Architects of the Philippines

 
Altar Retablo in St. Joseph Church
Municipality Salay
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Altar Retablo in Saint Francis Church
Municipality Initao
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Ruins of Cota

Municipality Aplaya, Jasaan
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Pelaez Ancestral House (“White House”)
Municipality Medina (Poblacion)
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Pelaez ancestral house. Photography by Elson T. Elizaga.In an excellent state of preservation. Owned and maintained by the family of the late former vice-president of the Philippines Emmanuel Pelaez.

 
Vega Ancestral House
Municipality Balingasag (Poblacion)
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Vega ancestral house. Photography by Elson T. Elizaga.This is a most interesting house. Sculpted wooden atlases  (known in Visayan as oti-ot) act as support beams to the second floor protrusion. This house belonged to the family of the mother of movie personality “Inday Badiday” and Philippine Daily Inquirer editor-in-chief Letty Jimenez Magsanoc who hailed from Balingasag (the late Maria Clara Vega Jimenez). However, it is wrong to refer to it as the “Jimenez House” because the Jimenez was just one branch of the Vega clan. It is locally known by its correct name – “Vega House.”

 
Alejo Seriña Ancestral House
Municipality Opol  (Poblacion)
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Antonio J. Montalvan II made this list when he was still a member of the Cagayan de Oro Historical and Cultural Commission. The original document does not contain photos. | Published by the Heritage Conservation Advocates, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, January 10, 2006.
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