Fund-raising run, bike ride set for Angeles City church repair


ANGELES CITY A consulting firm has scheduled its third fun run and bike ride, a fundraising for the restoration of the 141-year-old Holy Rosary Parish Church (HRP) or the Santo Rosario Church in this city.

The sports event dubbed "Paldak at Pulayi Year 3" is scheduled at 5:30 am for the bike ride and 4:15 am for the fun run on October 29, 2022.

Edna Eufemio, owner of AdCentral Consulting, organizer of the yearly event, said this is a tie-up with Smoke10 Manegement, the Angeles City local government unit, and Curia Sancti Rosarii.

She said 100 percent of their proceeds from the fundraising are turned over to the church.

Eufemio said the church structure is still undergoing future-proofing.

"They want to make sure that the church is safe from future shocks," she said in the vernacular.

The Santo Rosario Church and other old churches in the province were destroyed during the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Luzon on April 22, 2019.

The HRP Pastoral Council earlier said that they need P100 million for the repair and restoration of the


The HRP, which is called by locals as Pisambang Maragul (Big Church) has been recognized as national

historical site by the National Commission for Culture and Arts.

The foundation of the church was first laid out on October 18, 1877, by the founding families of Angeles City led by Don Mariano V. Henson.

It was laid out by city planners in the Spanish colonial era and is now one of the most distinct landmarks in the city because of its historical significance.

The church was constructed from 1877 to 1896 by the Polo y Servicio labor system, a forced and unpaid labor of the Filipino native people for 40 days per year to all males from 16 to 65 years old by the Spanish government.


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