Thursday, April 17, 2008
This section of the city dates back to 1588. The titular patroness of this church is Nuestra Señora de los Remedios whose statue was brought from Spain in 1624 by Rev. Juan Guevarra, OSA. The British landed their troops near these shores in 1762 and used the Church of Malate for protection for their rear-guard in the capture of Manila. This church was greatly damaged by the June 3, 1863 earthquake.
The facade of Malate Church, in the foreground is the statue of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Our Lady of the Remedies) believed to be the patron saint of women who just gave birth.