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Santuario de Jesús en el Santo Sepulcro (Landayan, San Pedro Tunasán, La Laguna)

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One day in 2004, I was walking around San Pedro, La Laguna looking for an apartment for my young family. I was about to relocate them there from our place in BF Homes-Parañaque, Las Piñas City. A female cousin of mine who married a San Pedrense suggested that I move there because of the low cost of living (particularly the house rents) although it’s just a few kilometers away from the Metro.

I happened to pass by one of San Pedro’s barrios called Landayan. The place somehow had a rustic feel to it. Somehow, my tired feet led me to a small, queer church which I first thought was a chapel. But upon nearing it, I realized it was a church. It was closely tucked within the small houses around it.

In front of this church was a wide-roofed multi-purpose gymnasium. Between the gym and the barrio road is a small plaza with two ancient acacia trees. Being a newly reconverted Catholic, I strolled around the church out of interest.

I then wondered what the name that church was…

The Shrine of Jesus Christ in the Holy Sepulchre, Landayan, San Pedro, La Laguna.

The Shrine of Jesus Christ in the Holy Sepulchre, Landayan, San Pedro, La Laguna.

Suddenly, a jeepney passed by in front of it. Like most jeepneys in the country, it had a banner on top of it. The name painted on that banner: SANTO SEPULCRO. And it’s sooner than I realized that Santo Sepulcro –or Parroquia de Santo Sepulcro (Parokya ng Santo Sepulcro in corrupted Tagalog)– is the name of that church.

I entered the empty church. The big wooden doors were half open. It was a late weekday afternoon, a Saturday if memory serves me right. I stopped for a while to pray for brighter days ahead as a feeble afternoon sunlight streamed through the colored glass panels.

It was the beginning of a beautiful covenant between me and Santo Sepulcro, my favorite of all churches. I later learned that the church, particulary the black wooden image of Jesus Christ in a sepulchre, was miraculous. Hungry for the lost years of Christianity, I instantly became a devotee. As much as possible, all Fridays of the month should find me there. It was also at Parroquia de Santo Sepulcro where my two children, Krystal and Momay –who I refused to be baptized in the past due to my rabid atheism– were baptized at the same time; and it happened during my twenty-fifth birthday, one of the happiest days of my life!

And a few years later, on 1 December 2006, I was fortunate to witness a historic event when Parroquia de Sto. Sepulcro was proclaimed the Shrine of Jesus Christ in the Holy Sepulchre, or Dambana ni Jesús sa Banál na Libiñgan in Tagalog (Santuario de Jesucristo en el Santo Sepulcro in Spanish).

The church is oftentimes compared to the famous Quiapó Church because of countless devotees who visit the church every Friday. No one is sure when this Friday devotion began, but it has become a sort of “tourist and religious attraction” for the bustling municipality of San Pedro, La Laguna. Some people even call this church “The Quiapó church of Laguna”.

Because of the biography that I’m currently cowriting (with Arnold Arnáiz) for Mayor Calixto Catáquiz of San Pedro (and perhaps through divine intercession), I was very fortunate to have met Gaudencio “Sonny” Ordoña, San Pedro’s resident historian. After the success of his book SAN PEDRO, LAGUNA: (NOON AT NGAYON) which he cowrote with scholar Amalia Cullarín Rosales, Kuya Sonny didn’t stop his momentum when he wrote and published his sophomore book entitled LOLO UWENG NG LANDAYAN (SA ISIP AT PUSO NG MGA DEBOTO) which is all about the history and testimonials of the church and its miraculous image, as well as the miracles attributed to them. Kuya Sonny was even so kind and trusting when he assigned me to translate his book into English (still unpublished). Kuya Sonny soon became a friend and even a spiritual adviser for me.

The arched entrance of the road which leads to the miraculous church.

The name of the church posted beside the arch.

The name of the church posted beside the arch.

This morning, I thought of taking my wife’s phone camera along with me and take some pictures and videos. It was to be my first time to go there on a very rainy Friday morning. I was surprised to still encounter the same multitude that I used to see there on sunny Fridays! The bad weather didn’t hamper the people’s devotion and will to visit Lolo Uweng in the Holy Sepulchre.

Lolo Uweng is how the devotees fondly call the sacred image. The following text is an excerpt taken from my still unpublished translation of Kuya Sonny’s best-selling book (available at all National Bookstores around San Pedro, La Laguna and at the Shrine itself):

LOLO UWENG NG LANDAYAN, Sa Isip at Puso ng mga Deboto (Biblio de ESDM de Landaian)

LOLO UWENG NG LANDAYAN, Sa Isip at Puso ng mga Deboto (Biblio de ESDM de Landaian)

Official Version

For a long period of time, devotees have exchanged alleged “true” histories among themselves regarding the origin of Lolo Uweng. Some say that he was a man who mysteriously turned into wood. Others claim that he was a piece of timber in the shape of a sleeping man. Because such stories go against the laws and principles of nature and science —and since superstition is clouded with mysteries— more questions than answers arose due to these various legends. Neither legend was accepted as the official versions.

In 2003, the administrators of the Parish of Sto. Sepulcro published the first official history of the image of Lolo Uweng. It is included in the document The Parish Profile, intended as a preparation for the shrinehood of the parish. Led by then Parish Administrator Msgr. Jerry V. Bitoon, the document was submitted to the Diocese of San Pablo. The document was regarded as a fundamental basis in the issuance of a decree. Thus, on December 1, 2006, the parish was proclaimed as the Shrine of Jesus Christ in the Holy Sepulchre.

This official report was regarded as a mere presumption due to a lack of documentary evidence. According to the report, the image could well have been a sculpture that was carved from a neighboring lakeshore town of Laguna Lake that is reputed for its people’s artistry; possible candidates are Angono in Rizal Province, and Paeté in Laguna (it should be noted that several giant-sized murals found in various churches throughout the Philippines are products of Angono sculptors). The image could’ve been set afloat on purpose by the sculptor o whoever owned it. Another theory is that it could have been washed towards the lake due to a severe storm which caused flooding; it was then carried by the currents towards the shores of Landayan where it was found by fishermen. It was regarded by them as miraculous; they built for it an altar and placed it inside a small chapel which was then known as a visita.

The summary of this version is inscribed on a bronze marker found at the entrance to the church:

…an image of the dead Jesus was found in the lakeshore of Landayan, San Pedro, Laguna. Since it was believed that the image is miraculous, the people of Landayan kept it and encased it in a camarín which was placed inside the visita for veneration. The event gave way to the devotion of Jesus in the Holy Sepulchre accompanied by stories regarding the miraculous icon as testified by both the local parishioners and the devotees from nearby provinces.

The road just below the Santo Sepulcro arch is called Calle Hernández; this road will lead you to the miraculous church.

The road just below the Santo Sepulcro arch is called Calle Hernández; this road will lead you to the miraculous church.

You may walk all the way to the church, or take a ride in smoke-free pedal-powered pedicabs (padiác).

You may walk all the way to the church, or take a ride in smoke-free pedal-powered pedicabs (padiác).

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A sculpture of a dead Jesus Christ with an angel by his side.

A sculpture of a dead Jesus Christ with an angel by his side.

Multi-colored candles can be found anywhere around the church.

Multi-colored candles can be found anywhere around the church.

Inside the church. In front is the altar wrapped in golden lights.

Inside the church. In front is the altar wrapped in golden lights.

Decree of Erection.

Decree of Erection.

DECREE OF ERECTION

DIOCESAN SHRINE OF JESUS IN THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

After having considered the petition of the many devotees of Jesus in the Holy Sepulchre, also known as “Lolo Uweng” here in the Parish of Santo Sepulcro, Landayan, San Pedro, Laguna, administered to by the Reverend Father Jeremías O. Oblepias, Jr. and after having consulted the College of Consultors and the Presbyteral Council.

We see that fostering the devotion to Jesus Christ in the Holy Sepulchre will enrich holiness for the Church; and so We hereby

DECREE

That the Santo Sepulcro Parish in Landayan, San Pedro, Laguna be conferred the title

DIOCESAN SHRINE OF JESUS IN THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

By this Decree of Erection, We also grant to the said Diocesan Shrine of Jesus in the Holy Sepulchre all the rights and privileges. It shall furthermore be governed by the provisions of cc. 1230-1234 of the Code of Canon Law.

Given in Landayan, San Pedro, Laguna, on this first day of December, in the second year of the Pontificate of His Holiness, Benedict XVI, in the year of our Lord two thousand and six.

LEO M. DRONA, SBD, D.D.
Bishop of San Pedro

Attested by:

REV. FR. CÉSAR A. GONZALES, JR.
Chancellor

The church's brief history in bronze.

The church's brief history in bronze.

Sampaguita vendors. San Pedro, La Laguna is the Sampaguita Capital of the Philippines.

Sampaguita vendors. San Pedro, La Laguna is the Sampaguita Capital of the Philippines.

Religious items for sale (at right is Kuya Sonny’s book about Lolo Uweng and his church).

Religious items for sale (at right is Kuya Sonny’s book about Lolo Uweng and his church).

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On top of the altar is the glass-covered encasement (camarín) which holds the miraculous image of Lolo Uweng. On the other side of this, a long queue of devotees patiently wait to hold the image.

On top of the altar is the glass-covered encasement (camarín) which holds the miraculous image of Lolo Uweng. On the other side of this, a long queue of devotees patiently wait to hold the image.

Taken from the choirloft.

Taken from the choirloft.

Candelabra.

Candelabra.

"Ama namin, sumasalañguit ca..."
Agnus Dei.

Agnus Dei.

The Holy Communion commences...

The Holy Communion commences...

The long queue to Lolo Uweng. This hall is at the right side of the church.

The long queue to Lolo Uweng. This hall is at the right side of the church.

A frame of Fr. José María Escrivá which hangs on the hall leading to Lolo Uweng.

A frame of Fr. José María Escrivá which hangs on the hall leading to Lolo Uweng.

The Holy Communion ends.

The Holy Communion ends.

The patient devotees finally reach Lolo Uweng. During Holy Week, the queue could stretch as far as Calambâ!

The patient devotees finally reach Lolo Uweng. During Holy Week, the queue could stretch as far as Calambâ!

Legend of the Image’s Name

According to elders, foreigners from faraway places who visited Landayan have reportedly met an old man there who introduced himself as Emmanuel Salvador del Mundo. They claimed that the old man invited them to visit his home which was located near the big acacia trees of Landayan. Many of them heeded the request. Upon reaching Landayan, they realized that the “home” that was described to them by the old man is none other than the church, the visita itself, which has big acacia trees fronting it! And the old man who invited them has a striking resemblance to the Holy Image in the Holy Sepulchre!

There used to be six huge acacia trees that were at the plaza of Landayan, one of which was near the Balón ng Mahál na Señor; it was later cut down to give way for the widening of the plaza. Three of the trees were at the middle part of the plaza, and it was also necessary to cut these to give way for the construction of the concrete stage, basketball court, and the building of the Pamahalaang Barangay and Day Care. The last two remaining acacia trees are still alive, standing right in front of the church, playing as silent witnesses to all the happenings of yore which was related to Lolo Uweng. It was said that if only these two giants were able to speak, they would have manifested more stories about Lolo Uweng.

Tita Ledy said that the whole name of Emmanuel Salvador del Mundo was etched in the very first camarín (encasement) that was made of wood and glass. It was crafted by the elders soon after discovering the image by the lakeshore. This simple camarín was on top of a simple concrete platform in the middle of the visita’s altar. The image can be seen from the inside of the visita. It can be reached by a tunnel-like passage four steps high towards the camarín behind the altar. This is where devotees pass through to kiss and touch the sacred image.

Lelong Uweng was the original nickname of the image; in many parts of the Tagalog region, Lelong is what elderly people are fondly called. On the other hand, Uweng was a usual nickname for Emmanuel. Lelong was subsequently changed to Lolo to conform to the term’s evolution.

Perhaps Lolo Uweng would be the nickname that will stick to the image until the end of time.

Praying briefly but fervently.

Praying briefly but fervently.

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This crown of thorns was made from the very same plant that produced the original crown which bloodied our Lord's head.

This crown of thorns was made from the very same plant that produced the original crown which bloodied our Lord's head.

Another beautiful candelabra.

Another beautiful candelabra.

"He humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross." Philippians 2:8
Adoration chapel.

Adoration chapel.

Kuya Sonny's book on sale for only P150.00. Much cheaper here compared to buying it from National Bookstore.

Kuya Sonny's book on sale for only P150.00. Much cheaper here compared to buying it from National Bookstore.

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Brightly colored bricks.

Brightly colored bricks.

This leads to the Garden of Saints.

This leads to the Garden of Saints.

A replica of Lolo Uweng.

A replica of Lolo Uweng.

Blessing after Holy Mass.

Blessing after Holy Mass.

Marble basin for the agua bendita.

Marble stoup for the agua bendita.

That's me! So fuzzy!

That's me! So fuzzy!

Fridays in Barrio Landayan are lively, colorful, and festive. During that day, many vendors here from all over La Laguna sell their wares.

The modern church tower, made possible through various donors.

The miraculous well of Lolo Uweng, a few steps away from the church. Countless individuals who have various ailments claim to have been cured of this ancient well's mysterious water. A few days after my son Momay was born, his eyes suffered from an abnormal secretion of mucous. No amount of medication was able to cure him, until we brought him here. My wife sprinkled Momay's eyes with water from this miraculous well. Almost immediately, his eyes were cured — believe it or not!

Here are more photos which I took a week later (08/14/2009)…

Blessed oils.

Saint Michael the Archangel (with Mr. Loser underneath his heels), the patron saint of Barrio Landayan.

Multi-purpose hall.

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(This blogpost was last updated on 09/12/2010.)

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  3. Thanks for the interesting notes and images. Wow !!! My family may visit this church soon. I’m not Catholic, (my husband is) but I’m open to all Christian churches, and I oftentimes go to Catholic churches (when there are only a few people and it’s quiet) to cry and pray. I was led to your site after searching Santo Sepulchro, which was mentioned by Mrs. Celia Laurel in an Inquirer interview. She said that Doy, before he died, advised them to move to their 4-hectare property in San Pedro (we live in Tunasan, next to San Pedro) because he liked the feel of the place.

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  4. Hi!

    Wanted to visit this for the longest time. I live in BF Pque and wanted to bring my relatives frm the US here next week. Can you give me some directions? Will I exit susanna heights? And then?

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  5. Do I just go straight till I reach the arch of the city?

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    • Hi Maan!

      You are right. Upon exiting Susana Exit, turn left (Mahárlica Highway/National Road). Drive all the way to San Pedro, La Laguna. It will only take around 10 minutes from Susana Heights to the Muntinlupà City — San Pedro boundary.

      At the boundary, you will see two huge rooster statues (you won’t miss it, I promise) and a Sogo Hotel to the right of the road. From there, drive straight ahead all the way to Barrio Landayan. The trip will take another 10 minutes (without the traffic, which you might encounter while crossing the bridge of San Pedro). You will know that you are already in Barrio Landayan as soon as you’ll notice a couple of furniture stores on both sides of the highway. The Sto. Sepulcro arch is to the left of the road.

      I suggest that you go there on a Friday, which is a special day for the church. Prepare for an awesome experience!

      Best Regards and have a safe trip!

      =)

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    • susana exit turn right then go stright ahead to san pedro until u reach the LANDAYAN arch then turn left then u will see the line of peolpe who are going to the Sto Sepulcro Shrine…

      yes the arch of the Barangay Landayan is the main entrance to go in the Sto Sepulcro Shrine…

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  9. Im intrested readng the book, “San Pedro, Laguna: Noon at Ngayon” Please let me know where I can buy it. Is there one here in San Pedro, Laguna? Thank you.

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    • Hi Rey. To be honest, I have no idea where to get one. What I know is that the book is not for sale, nor is it available anymore. The copy that I have was only given to me by the author himself (Sonny Ordoña). Try inquiring in the municipal hall. Regards.

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  11. hi pepe,

    deity here. do you know that i grew up in landayan? we lived there from 1979 to 1997. when i was in grade school, i would visit the church almost everyday.

    i have heard a lot of tale about Lolo Uweng’s origin. i don’t know if any of those are true but one thing i know, i miss him a lot. and there’s a well behind the plaza which water is miraculous.

    you should go there during the lenten season, where a great senakulo is staged on Good Friday and lots of bloodied penitencieros walk around the barrio. it’s one of those things that i miss most about Landayan.

    thank you so much for posting this. this brings back a lot of good memories.

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  12. lorie cavestany

    I’ve heard of a Miraculous well at Landayan, is it located at the Place called Lolo Uweng?

    Thanks.

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  13. amor asuncion- ticar

    Hello friend in Christ,
    I’ve just read your interesting article about Landayan, Laguna.
    The Good Lord manifests Himself in His time.

    I’m glad to know that a certain ‘Sonny A. Ordona’ has written a book about this beautiful place. I recall, when I was a kid my cousins and I from Asuncion clan in Manila, traveled to Landayan during summer breaks from school. We used to stay at Tia Pining’s house. Tia Pining has quite a number of kids and among them were: Danny, Eron, Sonny and another son(whose name I could not remember, Baby and two other girls (again whose names I could not recall). Nevertheless, I hope Sonny’s middle name is Asuncion.
    Could their dad’s name be Dan, who employed with BIR in Manila?

    And where may I ask could I buy or order his book in Canada?
    I would really appreciate any information regarding Sonny and his book. And I thank you kindly for well written information about the Holy Sepulchre Christ.
    May the Good Lord bless you in your journey of faith.

    Sincerely,
    Amor Asuncion- Ticar

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    • hi ate amor:

      i’m your cousin sonny asuncion ordona. yes, i’m your tia pining’s son whom you often visit in landayan when we were younger.

      my mamang and daddy had long joined our Creator, but their siblings are intact up to this time, thank God. Kuya aron lives in las pinas; kuya boy and tito in our old home in landayan; ate baby in sucat paranaque; ate evelyn and tuti in new york; danny in calamba; pin in united san pedro subd in san pedro; and I in Pacita Complex also in san pedro.

      hope you can come home for a visit soon. just drop by landayan. email me ahead of time when you are coming – sonnyordona2004@yahoo.com.

      i have written a third book – the seoong for lolo uweng. i can send you a copy if you give me your canada address,

      wow, it’s nice to hear form you after a long time. we last saw each other when we were kids in your home in tayabas tondo. tio pepe and tia pilang were your parents who also used to visit landayan for a pilgrimage especially during Lent, usually with tia eddy and tita agot.

      hope to see you soo.

      sonny

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  16. rosemarie parel-paz

    i am an old friend of sonny ordona wayback at ust. our friends are eager to get in touch with him. Where can we contact sonny?please help me. Thank you.

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  17. Ako po ay isang bagong nagsusuri ukol sa debosyon kay Lolo Uweng. Nabasa ko na rin po ang ikalawang aklat na inakda ni G. Sonny at masasabi ko po na nasasagot nito ang mga tanong tungkol kay Lolo Uweng.

    Ang naglalaro lamang sa aking isip ay kung may isinagawa na po bang CARBON DATING sa imahen? anong uri po kaya ng kahoy ang ginamit ng lumilok? Nasaan na po ngayon ang unang kamarin na pinaglagyan sa imahen?

    Karagdagang katanungan ko po ay bakit ang marker sa simbahan ay nagsasaad na natagpuan ang imahen “During a time after the second world war”? Hindi ba’t nasa simbahan na ang imahen noong panahon ng kastila sangayon sa aklat ni G. Sonny?

    Nawa po ay mabigyan pa ninyo ako ng dagdag na kaalaman ukol dito. Maraming Salamat po.

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  18. Oliver 09217496935

    Hi.. this place is great.. lolo uweng helps a lot in terms of religious devotions.. but unfortunately.. i have to sell our house and lot here in landayan… it is 90 sq.m bungalow type for only 900,000.00. thanks contact me.. Reason for selling: title is naka sangla (debt title). we need to pay for it.

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  19. Marychel Villafuerte Licas

    i miss those memories n sumisimba ako sa napaka gandang simbahan na to..na lagi kong hinihintay n mg first of last friday para makita ko n c lolo oweng..
    babalik ako dito pag uwi ko..halos taon din ang lumipas bago kmi mgkikita ulit n lolo uweng..
    ang ng iisang cmbahan n my aircon sa diocese of san pablo..
    love you lolo uweng..miss n poh kita sobra..

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  20. gus2 ko po sana punta jan, pano po ako pupunta,,, mgccomute po sana ako,,,, please rply po, taga sampaloc,manila po ako… tnx

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    • From Manila, take a bus going to Alabang. From Alabang, take another bus, this time going to Pacita. Tell the conductor to drop you off in Landayan where the famous church is located. To your left, you should not miss the Santo Sepulcro Arch. Enter that road. Just ask around, and the people will guide you to that church. You can walk all the way to the church or ride a pedicab (₱10.00, I think). I suggest that you go there on a Friday. =)

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  21. Hi po, I hope you’re still active here. My friends and I are planning to go there on Friday. Alam nyo po ba ang schedule ng mass? Your response will be of great help. Salamat po! :)

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    • ¡Maligayang pagbati sa’yó, June!

      Tuwíng viernes, cada horas may misa doón. Ang pínacamaagang misa ay 5:00 AM cung di acó nagcacámalì. Pero waláng misa mulâ 12:00 PM hangáng 2:00 PM. Ang pínacahuling misa yatà ay 7:00 PM.

      Iñgat sa viaje. :-)

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  22. Hi Sonny,

    Landayan is one of the most memorable place especially when the Santuario de Jesús en el Santo Sepulcro was still a chapel. It was one of my fond memories with my mother. Semana Santa will never be the same again when my mother was still alive. I remember, lalakad kami barefooted for the precession holding the pillars pulling Lolo Uweng’s carrosa. As I grew and now I have my own family na. I brought my husband and kids. Now its their Lolo Uweng’s na rin. Yesterday I was there, just as I hold the hand of Lolo Uweng tears fell from my eyes and soon feels Lolo Uweng’s presence in me. Thank you mom for one of the most wondrous memories during my childhood. Now i know soon Nicole and Patrick will take our place for these wondrous footsteps i’ve been with Lolo Uweng.

    Best Regards.

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  23. thank you lolo oweng for all the blessing u give…..i will visit u again….

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  24. I will be going there this Friday (June 3, 2011) to Balon ni Lolo Uweng. I pray that Lolo Uweng could help me heal my illness in my whole body.

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  25. i read from a catholic magazine that the church forbade the veneration of the dead christ, how is the church at landayan an excemption?

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  26. just i´d like to comment on the prayer ” Our Father ” which we pray during the holy mass pls. take note not to add nor subtract because we destroy the prayer,..

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  28. ask lng po what time po ng mass every sunday?

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  29. since i started stayed at my friend here at alabang my friend fe is a regular devotees at St. Sepuchre or Lolo uweng nagustuhan ko pumunta doon parang gaan ng mga paa ko na laging nagpabalik balik doon every friday nakasanayan ko lang pumunta doon i was started since end of may up to now….di ako nakakalimot tumawag sa kay Lolo uweng….madalas po ako sa adoration chapel….magaan talaga sa loob pag nakarating ako doon tnx po Lolo Uweng sa mga biyaya na binigay ko sa knya…

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  30. lolo uweng una po sa lahat ..nais koh po sabihin sa na mahal na mahal ko po kayo..at sana po matulungan nyo po ang aking kuya roy sa inteview for tomorrow sa us.embassy.at makapunta na sila ng u.s kasama ng dalawang bata.tapos matupad na rin po na before ko mag 30yrs old this october ay maiakasal na ko sa taong mahal ko at hindi ako lolokohin..mamahalin ko ng boung puso.at last makauwi na ko sa amin para matulungan ko na rin nanay ko po..at good health lahat sa aming pamilya.thank you po..from marinell tuzon

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  31. nag 9friday kmi ng fren q sana lng matupat lahat ng hiling q lolo uweng,at cguro madalas na rin aq magpupunta sau.matupad man o hindi nag mga hiling q amen.

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  32. here is the official web of Landayan Church..schedule of Mass can be found here…http://holysepulchreshrine.com/

    Schedule of Services
    Daily Masses:

    Mondays– 6:00AM & 7:00PM
    Tuesdays & Wednesdays – 6:00AM & 6:00PM
    Thursdays – 6:00AM & 5:00PM + Holy Hour
    Fridays – AM: 5:00- 6:00- 7:00- 8:00- 9:00- 10:00- 11:00
    + 12:00NN- on 1st Fridays
    PM: 1:00- 2:00 – 3:00- 4:00- 5:00- 6:00- 7:00- 8:00
    Saturdays – 6:00AM
    Sundays– 7:30 & 9:30AM – 4:00 & 6:00PM
    + Every 3rd Sunday – 4:00PM – Adult Confirmation

    Baptism – 11:00 AM – Saturdays & Sundays
    Children’s Confirmation – On Special Occasions
    Wedding & Funeral – By schedule
    Sick Call – By request
    House Blessing – By appointment
    Confession – Fridays: 6:00-10:00AM / 3:00-5:00PM
    Sundays: 30 minutes before Masses
    Monthly Recollection – 7:00PM – every 3rd Wednesday

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  33. Ako po ay taga Landayan. Maganda nga po ang ating simbahan pero ang paligid po nito ay napakarumi dahil sa mga dami ng nagtitinda tuwing Biyernes. Sana po maging responsable ang mga nagtitinda dito. Ang mga plastik na iniiwan nila ay bumabara sa drainage. Kung mapapansin nyo ang ilog dito ay di na umaagos at puno ng basura. Kaming taga Landayan ang apektado. Tulad na lang nung Ondoy, bago kami nakabalik sa bahay namin ay mahigit 2 buwan dahil sa baha. Dalawang buwan ang baha sa amin. Napakahirap para sa mga taga Landayan ang naging sitwasyon nung Ondoy. Karamihan sa amin ay umupa pa ng bahay.

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  34. dear lolo uweng thanks sa lahat binigay mo blessing sa amin.halos lahat hiningi ko syo ay natupad talaga. iba talaga pakiramdam ko pag ako naka simba tuwing friday at mahawakan ko ung kamay mo. salamat talaga lolo uweng. see you on friday ulit.

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  35. Kami po ng [amilya ko ay natutung mag ispiritual, dahilm po may anak akong my 3rd eye, nakikita nya ang hindi nakikita ng ordinaryong tao, ginabayan po siya ni LIWAY nalaman namin siya ay ang SENOR SANTO NINO DE CEBU, dahil hiniling niya na bisitahin siya sa kanyang luklukan, at tinanong ko siya kung saan sabi niya sa CEBU kaya nalaman ko siya ang SENOR SANTO NINO DE CEBU dahil boses bata siya nang sumanib sa tao. Si LOLO OWENG naman po ay inbot din namin sa amin ispiritual kaya po ay sinabi ko sa aking sarili ay na pag may panahon dadalawin ko siya sa kanyang luklukan. GABAY AT PATNUBAY ang hiling namin sa KATAASTAASANG, KAMAHALMAHALANG AT ORIGINAL NA LOLO UWENG, gabayan mo po ako sa pagdalaw ko sa iyong luklukan matupad and ipinangako sa amin nang ispiritual.

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  37. kung magco commute po ako papunta dyan, ano po ba ang sasakyan ko? kung ang pagmumulan ko po eh sa alabang? sana po eh masagot nyo po ako ngayon para po makapunta na po ako bukas. slamat po

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    • Take a bus or jeep going to PACITA. It’s a 30-minute trip. Tell the conductor/driver to drop you off in Landayan. From there, you can ask around for the church. You will never miss it. Hope this message gets to you in time.

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  38. Good eve, can you give me some disadvantages of the church for the local residents of san pedro?

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  39. Thank you! Gagamitin lng po kasi namin sa research namin,,:) Pupunta nga po kami tomorrow para icheck yung church, :)

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  40. it was indeed divine intervention which led you to meet the town historian of San Pedro. The Holy Spirit guided you thru the intercession of Santo Pedro. Thank you for your blog my friend. My family experienced the grace of a miracle with the water from the well. My son had small sores on his scalp and face but on the next day after pouring some on his head, it was healed. Praise Jesus. I’m planning to return to the church soon. I have been to the church of the holy sepulchre in Jerusalem when I was still in college, i’m so glad we have one in the Philippines

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  41. I am not filipino but my wife is.
    She is from Landayan a few hundred meters from Sto Sepulcro church. We have been to this church many times.
    I am English and I love the Philippines and the Philippine people.
    We stayed in Landayan street for a month and have just returned to England ande I am alraeady missing the Philippines
    God bless you all.

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  42. good day
    i would like to ask for your permission.
    i’ll take some information from this site, this will serve as one of our reference for our
    documentary about lolo uweng.

    thank you.
    student from PUP san pedro campus :)

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  44. Ana Grace Garcia

    Hi po!
    i would like to ask permission po to use this as my reference for my term paper. Unfortunately, i only have limited time and there’s so much to learn about Lolo Uweng.
    Wala na rin po akong nabili na book sa Landayan.

    Thank you po.

    Sincerely,
    Ana
    Cultural Education Graduate student

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