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Choose Philippines | Sep 16, 2016

This reminds me of another quote "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it ". Let us all strive to give importance and appreciate the reminders and symbols of battles fought, blood spilled and lives lost to get to where our country is now in the 21st century. Our heritage sites though old and fragile, should be recognized and appreciated for their significance in our lives as Filipinos.

Here are the 10 best nominated pictures of the Philippines' Heritage Sites for Choose Philippines Awards:

Photo by Bon Jovi Caluya

St. James Parish Church, Bolinao Pangasinan (Nominated by Bon Jovi Caluya)

One of Pangasinan's major landmarks, St. James Parish Church has so much history behind it. 

Photo by Renzo Baylon

Calle Crisologo, Vigan Ilocos Sur (Nominated by Renzo Baylon)

Filipinos usually visit Ilocos to have a feel of how it was during Spanish colonial times. The over all look of this province shouts.. history!

Photo by JM Arcedera

St. Augustine Church, Intramuros Manila (Nominated by JM Arcedera)

For JM, it is the most beautiful Church in Manila.. who wouldnt agree? Since it is within the city, it is very accessible. After an adventurous day at Intramuros. Stop over at St. Augustine Church for a quiet prayerful moment.

Photo by Junard Roa

San Joaquin Cemetery, Iloilo (Nominated by Junard Roa)

One of the province's most famous heritage sites one should definitely visit. It is made of pure white corals and fossil stones with some hints of Chinese influences.

Photo by Junard Roa

Molo Church, Ilo - Ilo (Nominated by Junard Roa)

The Molo church is known to be a dedication to the sixteen prominent female saints seen upon entering the sacred house of the Lord.

Photo by Junard Roa

Garin Farm Pilgrimage, Ilo-Ilo (Nominated by Junard Roa)

Almost 500 steps up to see the beauty of The Divine Mercy cross.

Photo by Ulyesses John Almocera

Fort Pilar, Zamboanga (Nominated by Ulyesses John Almocera)

Fort Pilar was originally a fortress built by the Spaniards against pirates. At present, it is a museum and a shrine. It is one of Zamboanga's popular tourist spots.

Photo by Bryan Rosete

Pan-ay Church, Capiz (Nominated by Bryan Rosete)

The retablos all over the church were preserved to this day.

Photo by Bryan Rosete

Pan-ay Bell, Capiz (Nominated by Bryan Rosete)

Aka Dakong Lingganay. This bell is known to be the biggest church bell not only in the Philippines, but also in Asia.

Photo by Bryan Rosete

Cathedral of Jaro, Ilo-ilo (Nominated by Bryan Rosete)

It was destroyed by an earthqake decades before, but was reconstructed. To date, this church is the first and only cathderal in the province.

It's not too late, 9 more days until nomination for Choose Philippines Awards ends. Head on to www.choosephilippinesawards.com and nominate your favorites! Oh, and submit your stunning photos. Amazing prizes await!

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