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Iconic church featured in Cagayan town’s commemorative stamp

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MANILA, Oct. 14, 2016— A 16th century church is featured in a commemorative stamp marking the 435th foundation anniversary of Lal-lo town in Cagayan province.

The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) released the stamp featuring the iconic Santo Domingo de Guzman Church, established by the Dominicans in 1581.

Originally known as Nueva Segovia, the town was the seat of the capital of Cagayan up to 1839 when the provincial government was moved to Tuguegarao.

The town was also among the first four cities in the Philippines and was the hub of religious, trade and commercial activities of Norther Luzon.

The Sto. Domingo de Guzman Church is a massive Spanish colonial church built in solid red bricks.

Across the picturesque church and along the Cagayan River is the “Evangelization Cross”, a wooden crucifix built hundreds of years ago by Dominican missionaries.

PHLPost has printed 101,000 pieces of the town’s “435th Patronal Town Fiesta” commemorative stamp sold at P15.00 each. (CBCPNews)


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