Usapang Pamana: BOAC Cathedral

Date: May 25, 2022

BOAC CATHEDRAL. In celebration of National Heritage Month, the #NationalMuseumPH
Marinduque-Romblon Area Museum invites you to a free webinar entitled “Usapang Pamana:
Boac Cathedral” on May 25, 2022, 9AM-11AM via Zoom Meeting.

The webinar aims to raise public awareness on the significance of Boac Cathedral and inspire
appreciation of its historical and cultural importance.

An important cultural property (ICP), Boac Cathedral is a built-heritage constructed in 1792. It is
located at the top of the hill of Brgy. Mataas na Bayan in Marinduque’s capital town. The 230-
year-old Baroque church has survived several earthquakes and wars. It has adobe walls and
fortresses. Boac Cathedral, also known as the Immaculate Conception Parish Church, played
an essential role in religious and significant historical events of the province.

The church was a spiritual sanctuary and a refuge for the community, especially during the
pirate attacks in the 18 th Century. To date, Boac Cathedral symbolizes the province’s religiosity,
as expressed in the sea of devotees that join the yearly Moryonan every Holy Week. The
National Museum declared Boac Cathedral an ICP in 2018 for its “exceptional cultural, artistic,
and /or historical significance” to the Philippines.

Zoom participants can pre-register at this link: Those who can’t join in
Zoom can watch the webinar simultaneously at the National Museum of the Philippines
Marinduque-Romblon Facebook page. For inquiries, please call (042) 332-0507 or 0919-077-
9858 or email us at or
Meantime, you can visit the museum at Brgy. Malusak, Boac, from Tuesday to Sunday, 9AM to