Pulilan Church

Satellite view image of the Pulilan Church in Pulilan, Bulacan.

The Parish of San Isidro Labrador in Pulilan, Bulacan is dedicated in honor of Saint Isidore, the patron saint of farmers, and the patron saint of Madrid, Spain, as well. In fact, the town was called San Isidro Labrador before getting renamed as Pulilan from “Pulo ng Ulan”.

The town’s main economic activity is agriculture and it’s appropriate that their patron saint is St. Isidore. In fact, the famous Carabao Festival is held here every May 14 and 15, the latter being the feast day of St. Isidore. Every year, farmers haul their kalabaws from the fields, dress and decorate them up, then parade them amongst floats to the parish church. The parish priest then blesses the carabaos to help in bringing a bountiful harvest. A carabao race is also held on the next day.

Here’s a nice almost-ground-level shot of the Pulilan Church. I wonder if the area to the northwest of the church (seen from Google Local) is a cemetery? Those blocks are too small to be houses.

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March 14, 2006
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  1. Justin wrote on May 29, 2008 @ 09:29AM

    The area north-west of the church is a cemetary, and the area north-east/east of the church is St. Dominic Academy, a private school.

  2. Gerardo V. Eeguerra wrote on February 8, 2010 @ 08:09PM

    ..its nice to have something to show to all of my friends here in abroad my birthplace they are willing to discover more by willing to go with me on my next repat to the Phil.
    …i was born in Dampol 2ndB ,study in Dampol 2nd Elem.School,H.S.in Saint Dominic Academy..
    graduate of Baliuag Colleges [now University ]
    ..kudus to all contributor..more power ..God Bless..

  3. rene andres wrote on February 14, 2010 @ 11:25AM

    yes, in the north will be the catholic cemetery and along the east will be my alma mater, st. dominic academy. i graduated in the elementary from balatong elementary school but finished my college at the araneta university foundation (now dela salle-araneta u.) i missed these central part of the poblacion and the goto served at the side of the basketball court.

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