Church of Orion

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Location: Orion, Bataan (Region III)
Category:Building/Structure
Type: House of Worship
Status: With Marker
Marker Date: 1939
Marker Text:
CHURCH OF ORION

THE SPIRITUAL MINISTRATION OF ORION BELONGED FORMERLY TO ABUCAY. ORION BECAME AN INDEPENDENT MISSIONARY CENTER IN 1667. ITS FIRST MINISTER WAST THE REV. DOMINGO PEREZ. THE CHURCH AND THE CONVENT WERE BADLY DAMAGED BY THE EARTHQUAKE OF SEPTEMBER 16, 1852, AND WERE REPAIRED IN 1854. THE REV. ULPIANO HERRERO, CONSTRUCTED THE BEAUTIFUL SACRISTY AND THE MARBLE ALTARS. IN THIS TOWN CAYETANO ARELLANO, EMINENT FILIPINO JURIST AND STATESMAN AND FIRST FILIPINO CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT, WAS BORN, ON MARCH 2,1847. FRANCISCO BALTAZAR "BALAGTAS" ,AUTHOR OF FLORANTE AT LAURALIVED IN THIS TOWN FROM JULY 22,1842 TO FEBRUARY 20,1862.


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