Bits of History from Dingras

Dingras Church

One among the country’s largest Catholic churches, the St. Joseph Parish Church of Dingras has already been restored from ruins. For a very long time the same spot was known as the Ruins of Dingras.

We walked past the church and found the statue and marker of the other famous, remarkable woman of Dingras, Enriqueta de Peralta, the other one being WII heroine and Girl Scouts of the Philippines founder Josefa Llanes Escoda. Both women were advocates of women’s right of suffrage.

Enriqueta de Peralta headed the Ilocos Norte Federation of Women’s Clubs which asked “to honor fabulous women who brought forth God’s children into this world” and declare the first Monday of December as Mother’s Day in the Philippines.

Dingras ChurchDingras ChurchDingras ChurchSt. Joseph Institute of DingrasEnriqueta de Peralta
Photographed by BlauEarth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2015

3 thoughts on “Bits of History from Dingras

  1. I would like to know more about her. Being said that she was a poet in her time, is it possible for me to see some of her works? Ive been looking for other resources but there’s not much information.

    • Try contacting the Ilocos Norte Library or the Museo Ilocos Norte which has a small library at its office or checking them out if you happen to be in Laoag. Not sure though if they are open at this point of the pandemic.

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