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    The Pipe Organ of Ozamiz City Cathedral

    A recent trip to Aurora town in Zamboanga del Sur, bordering Lanao del Norte, took Tutubi on a short tour of Ozamiz City, a bustling city of Misamis Occidental, took a surprising turn when he found the Ozamiz City cathedral looked very different from the pictures he saw on the Internet.

    The Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception's colorful facade, visible on the city's main road.

    Ozamiz City Cathedral
    the main altar and nave (oh, did you know that the cental walkway inside a church is called nave, while the aisles are those between rows of seats and between the pews and walls?)
    the main attraction of the cathedral is not the newly-redesigned facade and interiors but actually the large pipe organ, claimed to be the second largest in the country and the only one in Mindanao, but not as grand as the world-acclaimed Bamboo Organ of Las Piñas built by Fr. Diego Cera

    The cathedral draws the religious on pilgrimages and also attracts curious tourists looking to get a view of the Philippines' second largest pipe organ.

    There will be an upcoming post on Ozamiz City attractions, hotels and the usual tips for this city with not so many online information available.

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 11:51 PM,


    At Sep 13, 2008, 8:16:00 PM, Anonymous bw said...

    That's a very colorful facade for a church ! Interesting. The bamboo organ makes it a must see place.

    At Sep 14, 2008, 9:19:00 PM, Blogger tutubi said...

    bw, colorful indeed. my tour of ozamiz lasted only about an hour due to limited time

    At Sep 15, 2008, 1:24:00 PM, Blogger the donG said...

    galing! hindi ko alam na meron pala sa mindanao na ganyan. nice post tutubi! gives us a nother reason to go there.

    At Sep 15, 2008, 5:41:00 PM, Blogger Kyels said...

    I've heard of that pipe organ pero I've yet to absorb its majestic view in reality.


    At Sep 16, 2008, 3:47:00 AM, Anonymous RennyBA said...

    What a creative façade of a Cathedral and it was really beautiful inside too - thanks for sharing!

    At Sep 16, 2008, 4:41:00 AM, Anonymous Justin said...

    Ive not been there but ive heard its amazing, any pics ? :) Cool blog! I also found a cool site that i think you might like, its called <- LINK so check it out and keep the posts comin' :)

    At Sep 16, 2008, 8:29:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    The church colors are atypical of a church, parang mall ang dating.

    Anyway ang ganda naman sa loob.

    At Sep 16, 2008, 10:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I have a funny feeling everytime I click something on your blog you get paid.

    At Sep 16, 2008, 11:41:00 AM, Blogger carlotta said...

    kakaiba ang facade nitong church kaysa sa mga ibang lumang churches, napakacolorful. =)

    interesting, that word nave.

    At Sep 16, 2008, 10:14:00 PM, Blogger tutubi said...

    the dong, ozamiz city can be a gateway to your mindanao tour in place of CDO...will post more pics and info :P

    kyels, you may be referring to the bamboo organ, it's in Las Pinas near Manila. never been there though :(

    rennyba, colorful, isn't it?

    justin, will check it out

    photo cache, not so normal too colorful :P

    At Sep 16, 2008, 10:18:00 PM, Blogger tutubi said...

    anonymous, how i wish your funny feeling is true, for i would be earning sooooo much. you can see ads on this page with "ads by google" as well as banners. beyond that, your clicks will just show up as page loads on my statcounter...

    carlotta, yep. nave it is and not aisle but popular usage it's the aisle in the middle :(

    At Sep 18, 2008, 4:26:00 PM, Blogger salingPUSA said...

    aha---finally. a colorful church. nice. very inviting. Looks like this place is well maintained.....

    At Sep 19, 2008, 6:49:00 AM, Blogger mimi said...

    hmmm.. i wonder kung marami ang nagreact sa pag kulay nila ng ganoon...

    ung first pic galing ng pagka capture dinagdagan pa ng clouds... ganda!

    At Sep 19, 2008, 9:36:00 PM, Blogger tutubi said...

    salingpusa, i think newly-renovated. it differed so much from other online pictures including the official website of ozamis city

    mimi, dramatic sky no? too much clouds muntik na di mag-work CPL ko

    At Oct 13, 2008, 6:21:00 AM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    Wow, that is one impressive looking church building and a state of the art pipe organ as well!

    At Oct 13, 2008, 11:22:00 PM, Anonymous J said...

    Sa novels ko lang nabasang ginamit yung nave na term. Although we studied in our Humanities class way back in college other names they call parts of the church. Pero unfortunately, di ko na maalala. I'll let you know if I do :P

    At Oct 13, 2008, 11:25:00 PM, Anonymous J said...

    never got used to churches with modern colors.

    At Oct 14, 2008, 9:15:00 PM, Blogger tutubi said...

    j, well, get used to it hehe

    At Oct 21, 2008, 5:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Actually i know the Engineer who renovated that church, the colors were taken from churches in macau, if you happen to be there near senado square you will see churches with similar colors

    At Jan 26, 2009, 11:37:00 AM, OpenID gandarynako said...

    Hi! I'm one of your regular readers ;-)

    I'm doing a paper on the churches of Locsin and I was wondering if you would let me use your pics of the Ozamis Cathedral. I would acknowledge you of course. Please let me know if this is alright. Thanks!

    At Jan 29, 2009, 9:40:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    gandarynako, you mean the first photo? just to let you know the same photo of Ozamiz Cathedral was bought from me by Cebu Smile, the in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific...but if it's just for your report and not for anything commercial, go ahead, just acknowledge me :P

    At Apr 3, 2009, 12:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    im from ozamis city.the facade of the cathedral has been very controversial.most people do not like it claiming it looks like jollibee and/or a mall. The parish also involves itself in some financial controversies like spending money for the renovation of the church wherein its employees claim they're underpaid; priests live extravagant lifestyles some of them own luxurious vehicles and lastly, the church supports kuratong baleleng founders which people believe give financial support to some of the priests.

    At Apr 3, 2009, 10:16:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, there's that KB's bad for ozamiz city's image and tourism... that photo of ozamiz cathedral got published on Cebu Smile, the inflight magazine of CeBu Pacific :P

    At Jul 13, 2012, 3:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I work for the office of Leandro V. Locsin, and seeing what they did to this Church is heartbreaking.


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