There is no place like home and for me there is no place like Bacacay. I can say that because my hometown is Bacacay.
It is situated in the eastern slope of Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay, the Philippines. It is a coastal town, the entire coastline of which offers enchanting panorama of beaches and tropical islands.
Having stayed in this place for two decades, I afforded the tranquility of the place and the picturesque landscape surrounding me every single day. What a privilege indeed to belong to this place!
As a community deeply rooted in profound Catholic faith, the center of Bacacayano's life is the church. Every Sunday, Bacacayanos would attend mass and would actively participate in religious activities. A testament to this is the fact that our town produced a significant number of priests.
An old photograph of our town's church.
|The facade of our town church now.|
|The magnificently designed altar of our parish church.|
|The ruin of our old church which was transformed into events hall called "Porta Fidei."|
|Our town's municipal hall commonly called "Munisipyo."|
|The ruins of Spanish era watchtower at Roca Baluarte |
used to spot incoming Moro raids.
|Majestic sight during island hopping.|
|The amphitheater at Cagraray Eco Park overlooking the sea.|
|Sula Channel, a haven for ships during typhoons.|
|The Boguias islet|
The entire coastline of my hometown has the potential for beach resort development.
What sets it apart is its black sand due to the volcanic nature of the place.