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22 Things All People Slightly Obsessed With Bulacan Know To Be True

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1. The iconic Barasoain Church in Malolos.

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Founded by Augustinian missionaries in the 1850's, Barasoain Church (also known as Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish) is a witness to many historical events, one of which was the formation of the First Philippine Republic in 1899.

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4. The Sistine-esque ceiling of this church in Angat.

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Founded in 1758, Santa Monica Parish Church is one of the oldest churches in Bulacan. The paintings on the ceiling, however, were only done in 2002.

5. And the heavenly ceiling of the St. Augustine Church in Baliuag.

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Baliuag is also most popular during Holy Week. During Good Friday, hundreds of carriages depicting the passion of Christ flock the streets for the procession.

6. The Angat Dam, which might as well be called DAAAAMMMNNN.

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Angat Dam is a concrete water reservoir that supplies about 90% of Metro Manila's potable water and powers a hydro-electric power plant.

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9. This casa in Malolos that will take you back to the Spanish era.

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Gobierno Militar dela Plaza, as this gorgeous house is called, is the ancestral home of Doña Gregoria Adriano and became the site of the Military Government. It is currently used as a Meralco office.

10. This abandoned train station in Guiguinto.

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Known as Estacion de Guiguinto, this abandoned train station dates back to 1661 and is the town's most acclaimed historical landmark. This is where the Katipuneros ambushed a train from Dagupan and killed six friars and a Spanish doctor. Whew.

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17. The colorful and eventful Obando Fertility Rites.

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The Rites are popular with pilgrims who are having difficulties conceiving a child. Held every May in Obando, it is a festival where locals and pilgrims dance and sing in the streets to honor the town's patron saints, asking the spirit of life to enter the wombs of women who seek fertility.

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19. The cool and calm waters of Bakas River in Norzagaray.

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"Bakas" which literally means "footprints" got its name from the rock formations around the river that resemble the footprints of Bernardo Carpio—a Filipino mythical character.

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