Friday, April 1, 2011

Photowalk: Intramuros Part2

Ito na ang part 2 ng aking Photowalk sa Intramuros...

Simulan natin sa The National Commission for Culture and the Arts o mas kilala sa tawag na NCCA Philippines

According to the NCCA website...

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Philippines  is the overall policy making body, coordinating, and grants giving agency for the preservation, development and promotion of Philippine arts and culture; an executing agency for the policies it formulates; and task to administering the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts (NEFCA) -- fund exclusively for the implementation of culture and arts programs in line with the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan for Culture and the Arts.
Inside the NCCA building
The government’s support for cultural development is particularly highlighted by the passage of R.A. 7356 that created the NCCA. The coordination among the cultural agencies was strengthened by the virtue of Executive Order No. 80, which placed the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the National Historical Institute, the National Museum, The National Library, and the National Archives under the NCCA umbrella.   Further, through Republic Act No. 9155, administratively attached the earlier aforementioned five cultural agencies to the NCCA, including now the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino.   Thus, the NCCA is responsible for culture and the arts in the Philippines --- and, if not in the name, the de facto Ministry of Culture.

The NCCA together with the six cultural agencies work with the principle of partnership, collaboration and shared responsibility in effectively and efficiently achieving the implementation of cultural programs as well as maximizing of resources.

The Knight of Columbos Head Office

And next Spot CASA MANILA


According to the site of Casa Manila  Casa Manila, a "colonial lifestyle" museum, is only a section of  Plaza San Luis Complex, a commercial-cultural complex. As with all new structures built within the walls of Intramuros, facades here are based on colonial period designs.

The facade of Casa Manila was copied from a house (c.1850) at Calle Jaboneros in San Nicolas, a district across the Pasig River. In that area, the first floor of houses were rented out to shopkeepers. In Casa Manila, you will find shops in the ground floor where you may buy antiques, art objects and souvenir items. 

for more info about this casa manila go on CASA MANILA


San Agustin Church

According to the Historian, The present structure is actually the third Augustinian church erected on the site.The first San Agustin Church was the first religious structure constructed by the Spaniards on the island of Luzon. Made of bamboo and nipa, it was completed in 1571, but destroyed by fire in December, 1574 during the attempted invasion of Manila by the forces of Limahong.A second church made of wood was constructed on the site.This was destroyed in February 1583, in a fire that started when a candle set ablaze the drapes of the funeral bier during the interment of the Spanish Governor-General Gonzalo Ronquillo de Peñalosa.

Inside the San Agustin Church

San Agustin Church is a popular venue for weddings.

Sobrang daming rebulto sa Simbahan na ito kagaya na lang ng iyong makikita.


The Carrying of the Cross

Veronica wipes Jesus' face

The Scourging at the Pillar

 The Crucifixion

The San Agustin Church Interior

The Chandelier

 The circle arts ceiling

The arts ceiling

The arts ceiling 

 The Holy Trinity

The Homily Stand

Kung di ako nagkakamali eh bihira na lang tong gamitin eh, kasi di ba effort ka pang umakyat at sumigaw ang pari para lang marinig ka ng mga parokyano.

The Altar

The other side

Cemetery inside the church?


The View inside of San Agustin Church 

 Outside San Agustin Church


The history remark

Next stop CBCP

CBCP office
Accordinmg to the wikipedia history..
The beginnings of the CBCP may be traced back to February 15, 1945 when the Rev. William Piani, D.D., apostolic delegate to the Philippines, created the Catholic Welfare Organization, to meet the war emergency. On July 19 of the same year, the CWO became the official organization of the hierarchy of the Philippines, with the Most Rev. Gabriel Reyes, D.D., Archbishop of Cebu, as Chairman. It had 17 members. Incorporated on January 22, 1946, its purpose was to unify, coordinate and organize the Filipino Catholics in the works of education, social welfare, religious and spiritual aid under the direction of the Filipino bishops. The Holy See approved the Constitution on June 28, 1952.

So paano dito muna natatapos ang part 2 ng aking photowalk sa Intra.
Sa lunes na ulit ang last part.
Ito ang Plaza Sta.Isabela, Manila Catheral, Placecio del Gobernador  at Fort Santiago.
So paano hanggang sa muli mga kablog.



  1. ala--talagang pati mga lapida kinuhanan mo---sa loob yan ng church? scary no?

  2. @tonio.. whaha oo pati yun hehe.. di naman. tama lang hehe :D

  3. bakit may sementeryo sa loob? hindi ba magpaparamdam ang nakalibing sa simbahan?

  4. @gelo.. yun ang di ko alam.. mostly ang mga old churches eh may mga sementeryo sa loob eh..

  5. di mo ko nakita? nahagip ako ng kamera. where's waldo

  6. ang ganda ng art! tnx again for sharing..

  7. sana kinunan mo din yung crypt sa San Agustin Church... nice set!

  8. di ko napuntahan ung casa manila. last visit ko dun grade 5 pa ko

  9. chong di ka masyadong padparin ano.. kahit saan mapunta.. hehhe

  10. grabe! pati lapida! hihihi. nakakatakot naman buds.

  11. Nabusog ung mata ko... probinsyano eh, 'di pa nkakapunta dito... huhu!

  12. nice. pumunta din ako dito :)

  13. wew. ang creepy naman ng cementery inside the church. ganun ba yun pag lumang simbahan may cemetery sa loob? hindi siguro lahat. ;)