About the Church: The Church was built by the Agustinians in 1609. In 1788, half of the Church Tower (Tallest in Pangasinan) was toppled by an Earthquake. In 1819, the Church Convent accidentally burned. On May 7,2009 the Church was heavily damaged by Typhoon Emong.
It also served as a Fortress against Pirates, the English, Japanese and Americans.
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How To Get Here: Bolinao can be reached by Private Transportation or by Bus. Travel time by Private Transportation will take 4-5 Hours. There are a number of Buses going to Bolinao from Manila. Victory Liner is one of the Bus Companies going to Bolinao. Their first trip to Bolinao is at 7:30am. Or you can also take the Bus going to Dagupan or Alaminos which have trips every hour starting at 4:30 and just take another Bus going to Bolinao.
The Church of Bolinao:
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