Retablo Series. Saint Ignatius de Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Santo de bulto, located on the second level, central niche, Epistle altar. The polychrome statue depicts a Hispanic-looking Jesuit (the Order he founded) with large forehead and receding hairline,… Continue reading

Retablo Series. Sts. Anne and Joachim

Saint Anne.  Santo de bulto, located on the first level, second statue from the left or left side of the central niche, main altar. Referred to as the traditional name of the mother… Continue reading

Retablo Series. Saint Magdalene

Feast day 22 July Mary Magdalene at Crucifixion. Wooden sculpture mounted on wood, located at the top of Gospel altar, framed sculpture of the Cross with Mary Magdalene kneeling. The polychrome sculpture depicts… Continue reading

New in Belarmino Collection

This is an update to the Belarmino Collection. Click here Here are some of the books containing the life and contribution of Vito Belarmino in Philippine history. Corpuz and Alvarez account the… Continue reading

Retablo Series. Saint John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist is featured as a santo de bulto in a niche, located on the second level, second statue from left of the main altar retablo. The birth of saint is… Continue reading

Retablo Series. Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga is depicted in a hardwood bas relief located on the second level, first frame from left of the Epistle altar retablo. The polychrome relief depicted the saint in his black Jesuit… Continue reading

Retablo Series. Saint Anthony de Padua

The wooden santo de bulto of Saint Anthony of Padua is located on the second level, central niche of the Gospel altar or left wing of the Silang Church. The polychrome statue is… Continue reading


    Welcome to the virtual museum of Silang, Cavite, an online venue to showcase the rich local history of one of the oldest towns of the Philippines. This will provide viewers with a glimpse of a forgotten world highlighting various changes in society, government, culture and rural landscape. Its virtual gallery brings together old photographs courtesy of the local people, from antiquarian books and private collections, and the National Archives. It also offers the local community a venue to discuss local history and to fill in the vacuum of information on the internet on local historical heritage. Contributors are very much welcome to join in this historical venture.

  • About the Author

    Phillip L. Medina, a Silangueno