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2014, May 17.  San Bartolome Parish Church, 400th Anniversary

Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Singles (Jumbo-size 80mm x 30mm), Sheets of  20



20p  San Barolome Church, Old and New, with San Bartolome, Patron Saint - Singles   (104,000)


Miniature Sheets of 20  (5,200)


Design Coordinators:  San Bartolome Parish Quadricentennial Commission, Eric S. Sia and Elenita D.L. San Diego
Layout Artist:  Victorino Z. Serevo


First Day Covers:  Manila & Malabon



Phlpost Official FDC Envelope



Privately Issued Manila & Malabon FDCs





The San Bartolome de Malabon Parish was founded by Augustinian friars in 1614. According to CBCP, Tambobong, the former name of Malabon, was established as an independent parish church on May 17, 1614 under the patronage of San Bartolome Apostol with Fray Luis Gutierrez, OSA, as its first vicar prior.

The parish church was the city’s first stone church built by the Augustinian Fray Diego de Robles in 1622, a year after he was named Prior of Malabon.

The twin bell towers built in 1861 currently house seven bells. Two are dedicated to Santa Rita, one of the patrons of Malabon;  one to the Patron Saint of the parish, San Bartolome, while another bears the name of Fr. Guillermo Diaz, OSA, who served as parish priest from 1881 to 1885.

The façade of the church features ionic columns resembling a Greco- Roman temple. Its dome features ornate paintings of saints and Biblical images. Its imposing architecture is one of the remnants of Spanish influence on ecclesiastical architecture in the country.

Based on its historical and cultural contribution, the City Government of Malabon declared under Resolution No. 118-2008 the Church of San Bartolome as the FIRST CITY LANDMARK.




  • Religious / Churches


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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