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There was a need for union for the reason of mutual protection against their assailants, the pirates and even headhunters.
At the present day, the ruins is located in Brgy Parian.
Pindangan Ruins is located outside the central business district of the city and I reached this place through hiring a tricycle driver that toured me around the city.
As I entered the premises, it was quiet and the sound of the tricycle I was riding was considerably a noise pollution in the area.
I told manong driver to turn off the tricycle engine as we are approaching the place because there was a service going on inside the monastery called Carmelite Monastery and the noise of the tricycle is such a disturbance to the solemnity of the activity.
There were nuns quietly sitting at the elongated wooden chair in uniform as a priest is delivering his sermon and I can see them inside while keeping my eyes directed to the glass window.
At the ruins, the only remaining structures are the walls that used to confine the faith of people into one religious structure for unity and harmony.
Now, it remains to be just walls and the ceiling which I believe to have amazing architectural design is long gone.
If the Old Daraga Church was destroyed by the Mayon Volcano, this old church in San Fernando, La Union was demolished by an earthquake.
So could you just imagine how destructive that earthquake was that it has made this church now into a ruin and that the people in this place no longer restored it.
The church has united the community for more than a century into one house of worship until the earthquake came.
The old walls were just the remaining witnesses of the how this church played its role to the people.