After 390 Days, Barasoain Church's Restoration Is Complete
On September 15, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) formally turned over to the public the newly restored Barasoain Church, formally known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish.
The predominantly Baroque Church and the adjoining convent had undergone a restoration period of 390 days with a budget of P19.3 million.
“Barasoain enshrines in its hallowed halls the aspirations and commitment of the Filipino people to become an independent nation and establish a republican government at the end of the Philippine Revolution against Spain in 1898,” said the NHCP in a statement
Three significant events in Philippine history occurred in the church: the convening of the First Philippine Congress on September 15, 1898, the ratification of the Malolos Constitution on January 21, 1899, and the inauguration of the First Philippine Republic on January 23, 1899.