San Francisco Church in Naga

San Francisco Church Naga Camarines Sur The San Francisco Church in Naga City was constructed in the 17th century. Located on the riverbank of Naga River, which cuts through the city, this church’s infirmary and basement served as interrogation and torture halls of Filipinos who were arrested during the peak of the Filipino-Spanish War in 1898. For the colonial masters, the Church was used as a fortress refuging 500 people during the attacks of Filipino revolutionaries Elias Angeles and Felix Plazo in September 1898. Accepting defeat to the Angeles-Plazo forces, it is in this church’s citadels that then Civil Governor of Camarines drafted his letter of surrender consequently offering the Province of Ambos Camarines to the Filipinos. The church grounds is also rumored to have once housed the oldest hospital in Southeast Asia. The San Francisco Church is located along Penafrancia Street. It can be reached by Foot depending on where you are. Continue reading