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Stopover at Dipolog Cathedral, Zamboanga del Norte
Prior to leaving Dipolog City, the twin city of Dapitan, Tutubi and his friendly hosts took him on a short tour of Dipolog City that began with a few minutes stop at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Dipolog's church reportedly built by the Spaniards near the end of the 19th century.
It's actually disappointing that the more than a century old church no longer has the looks of its age and was undergoing renovation when Tutubi visited.
Dipolog Cathedral's interiors doesn't have the looks of an old church.
the four evangelists adorn the roof of the church. in typical baroque style churches, the four evangelists can be seen on the four columns supporting the apse (the big dome of churches near the altar)
Dipolog Cathedral's claim to fame and history is that Jose Rizal designed the main altar during his exile in Dapitan.