Lallo Church, Lallo, Cagayan Province

Cagayan province was an influential province during the Spanish era, and the some of the biggest reminders of its colonial pasts are the many churches that are still used to this day. Cagayan is especially popular during Holy Week, when many people flock to the province for Visita Iglesia, a practice where people visit anywhere from one to fourteen churches as part of their lenten prayers.

One of the most popular churches in the province is the Lallo Church (sometimes spelled Lal-lo), located in the town of the same name.

The Lallo Church in Lallo, Cagayan.

The town, under its old name Nueva Segovia, used to be the seat of the Archdiocese of the region, before it was moved to Vigan in Ilocos Sur.

The side of Lallo Church, beautifully overgrown with vines and shrubs.

If you cross the street, you can check out the Evangelization Cross encased in glass, as well as take in the view of the nearby river.

Evangelization Cross across Lallo Church.
The river across Lallo Church.

You don’t have to pass by the church if looking at churches is not your thing, but if you find yourself in Lallo anyway, make sure to ask where you can find the famous Lallo Milk Candy. This candy is made from carabao’s milk and  looks like pastillas, tastes like yema, and sells out quite fast.

If, however, you appreciate religious architecture or want to do a Visita Iglesia in the area, Lallo Church is a must.

You can get to Lallo from Tuguegarao via Jeep or van. The church is located along the highway, so the dirver should have no problem dropping you off in front or nearby.


Yvette Natalie U. Tan is a multi-awarded author of horror fiction and the Agriculture section editor of Manila Bulletin.

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