Saint Mary Magdale Church


Boasting a rich historical landmark in the vicinity of Kawit, Cavite (Philippines), one can't escape the towering church of "St. Mary Magdalene". This Church was erected in 1638 by six Filipino families hailing from the towns of Maragondon and Silang. The cornerstones were built in 1737 and was devastated by a strong typhoon in 1831. It was handled by the Secular priests in 1786 and then by the Recolletos in 1894. This was where Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo was baptized in 1869, the president of the first Philippine Republic. The church was renovated and given a traditional face lift in 1990 through the concerted efforts of the Kawite├▒os.