Bosoboso Church

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Bosoboso Church
Nuestra Señora de la Annunciata Parish Church
Boso-Boso Church facade 2.JPG
Church Facade
Bosoboso Church is located in Philippines
Bosoboso Church
Bosoboso Church
Location in Philippines
14°38′22″N 121°14′17″E / 14.63953°N 121.23810°E / 14.63953; 121.23810Coordinates: 14°38′22″N 121°14′17″E / 14.63953°N 121.23810°E / 14.63953; 121.23810
LocationOld Bosoboso, San Jose, Antipolo City
Priest(s)Fr. Evan Paul Villanueva, MI

The Nuestra Señora de la Annunciata Parish Church, also known as Bosoboso Church or Boso-Boso Church, is a Roman Catholic parish church located in Sitio Old Boso-Boso, Barangay San Jose in Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines.


The first church was built as a mission church by the Franciscan missionaries in 1669. Originally, it served the Dumagat people of Lanatin and Linotan in the mountains of modern-day Rizal province. The Jesuits eventually took over the mission and the church in 1741.[1] It was turned over to the seculars in 1768 when the Jesuits were expelled from the Philippines.[2]

In 1880, an earthquake caused significant damage to the church. Owing to the dwindling population in the area, the damaged portions of the church were not rebuilt.[2]

In 1930, the Americans planned to build a dam in the surrounding area, thus, the remaining inhabitants were ordered to resettle elsewhere.[3] The dam project was eventually abandoned due to a discovered fault, yet the people did not return until the time of the Japanese occupation. Even then, whatever that was left of the church was subsequently burned down by the Japanese, leaving only the lower portion of the original church facade intact.

As the area was eventually resettled, administration of the parish was taken over by the Camillian order in 1986 who helped organize the restoration of the church. Restoration was completed in 1995,[4] preserving the original remaining façade of the old church with the rebuilt portions built as close as possible to the simple, sparse architecture of the old structure.



  1. ^ See the "2018 Historical Marker" below.
  2. ^ a b "The Church That Was Lost and then Found: Boso Boso Church in Antipolo". ClubBNB.
  3. ^ Tanay Tercenary Souvenir: 1640-1940 & The Towns of Rizal Province. Catolos, Bendaña, & Santos. 1940.
  4. ^ Javellana, Rene (2010). La Casa de Dios: the legacy of Filipino hispanic churches in the Philippines. Ortigas Foundation Inc.