Our Lady of Manaoag

Milo St., Manaoag, Pangasinan

Our Lady of Manaoag
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Salie D.
4.0 Stars
9

It has been a Filipino Catholic practice to visit the Our Lady of Manaoag Church in Pangasinan at least once in their lifetime.
Hard devotees do visit more than once especially those who have occassional special prayers or requests to the Holy Mother of Manaoag.
In my entire life, this is just my second time (I think last year was my first time) and I am lucky enough to be here twice already now. This is my first review though. 9996

As a Catholic, I have faith that everything I prayed here is heard and will be answered in due time. 128591
Well, I grabbed this chance to ultimately pray for my intentions and for the good of my family. The last time we were here kahit hindi Sunday, it is filled with people from all walks of life all over the country. So imagine how much people were there yesterday on a Sunday!128561
There are so many reasons you could spend your worthy time here like praying, shopping for souvenirs, attending mass and candle offerings in so many different ways.
Staying in the Park and visiting the Museum is also a reason to give this Historical and Miraculous place a try.

The left side of the Church is where you'll find the Candles shop that you could use to light up and offer a prayer. Yes we believe in that! Lighting candles together with a short prayer does work for me. Even impossible can happen. Just believe! 128525
Candles for Sale have colors from yellow to white to pink, violet, blue, red or green and each color signifies health, wealth, luck , new beginnings, family, self intentions etc. You can buy as many as you want and light them up in front of the Mama Mary Manaoag. Sa side din they have candle stands para naman sa mga kandilang binibili rin sa kanila from P4-P9.00 retail. Beware of those Candle sellers outside, P10/pc but they will force you to buy 10pcs and not per piece.

Before you reach the main Church from the side part pa din, there is stairs going up for those who wants to get closer or even touch and get a chance to pray, just make sure you're ready to fall in line, yesterday we spent a few hours and so we waited for it na kumonti ang tao. It is a chance to where two people can touch the back of Our Lady of Manaoag, get to kneel and pray. There is also an area there for the pilgrims who wants to stay longer and pray.

A religious souvenir shop also exists beside this. There are religious books, Rosary, Calendar, Manaoag souvenirs and so much more!
On the outside part, the whole place is filled with a Souvenir Market place. Actually masaya ang energy, parang may Fiesta ang mood everytime. 128525
Most of the delicacies that can be seen selling here is Tupig, all time's best seller, grilled sticky coconut meat, sweetened and wrapped with Banana leaves 5pcs for P20.

Patupat, brown sticky rice cake wrapped with weaved coconut leaves. There are so many different kinds of pinoy finger foods and delicacies available like sweet Milk Pastillas, Cornik, Chicharon, Peanut Brittle, Fruits and Native Vegetables like what we got, Dayap, Yakoon, Cocoa fruit, Chicco, Guavas, Mangoes and many more.
Now, we just discovered about the Tinapang Bangus that we bought. P150/pack which in turn is a lot cheaper from other sellers, Only P80/pack! 128513

Btw, I'm indeed so blessed to have attended a Mass here with my husband and the family and to have touched the blessed Manaoag in the altar.
I have just been here yesterday as my family visited a nephew in Mangatarem Pangasinan, stayed in a resort for a night last Saturday and proceeded here the next day afternoon.

Usual travel time from Mangatarem to Manaoag is 1 1/2 to 2hours depending on traffic but it takes approximately 3 hours or more travel time if from Manila, according to waze. 128522 Bus, Jeep and tricycle are one of the transpo means to go here.
Parking is a bit hard especially pag Sundays.
Mass is held every hour on Sundays. 128525

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Julie C.
5.0 Stars
3

We left Manila at around midnight and arrived just in time for mass. We were a bit surprised to find that the place was almost packed with people.
Traffic wasn't bad as we left early. Pretty place and it's worth a visit. Hopefully I can come back soon. 128077

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Mico C.
5.0 Stars

Thank you Tarlac – Pangasinan – La Union Expressway (TPLEX). Because of you, my girlfriend and I were able to leave Alabang at 11:47 in the morning and were still able to make it to a dinner deep in Bicutan after our trip to Manaoag. If we made this trip earlier, we would have missed that dinner for sure.

We got to the shrine at a few minutes before 4 in the afternoon. This gave us very little time to buy candles (since they closed at 4). I was honestly surprised at the volume of people there at that time. It was Saturday by the way. There were only trickles of people here and there. So we had a lot of time to buy candles, get envelopes, and buy holy water containers. Despite the efficiency of doing these tasks, they ran out of holy water containers so we were not able to get any. No worries though since you can just get from their faucet of holy water using any container you have. So just be innovative and you will definitely be fine, my dears.

Apparently, a few meters from the place, there’s an automated teller machine (ATM) for quick transactions. That ATM was well-placed for people who went there unprepared with cash. The machine by the way is near the entrance where a lot of street vendors offer a variety of items.

That’s it for now. Take care everyone!

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Maribeth C.
5.0 Stars

I wish I could, I wish I may.....
Divine intervention felt.
I know you'll grant my prayers not for me but to all my dear ones.
Happy to hear mass here for the first time!
After.....
Hello tupig, panutsa and these delicious wallet like suman boiled daw in sugarcane.
Yum!

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Pauie P.
5.0 Stars
2

Visited the church last April before the accident happened. The last time i was here were like ages. Hehehe. Thanks for our business trip.

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Paolo S.
5.0 Stars

I had an awesome experience visiting this church for the first time. Well, maybe because it wasnt peak season haha. It wasnt crowded and the sun was intense, which allowed me to admire the church in all its awe inspiring majesty. 128146 Glad i was able to finally check this ine off my bucket list.

I also enjoyed the tupig and bibingka being sold by the vendors in the church. It was my first time to try tupig and i enjoyed it a lot! It tasted sweet and coconut-y. And I was intrigued at how they wrapped each piece in banana leaf and grilled them in rows. The smell of the grilled tupig was fantastic! The bibingka was also something new. It was white, flat, and tasted coconut-y as well. Good, good stuff!

And, yeah, it does feel a bit strange writing a review about a church visit and talking mostly about food. 128514

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Sandy V.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Jam P.
5.0 Stars

4th visit this year. We attended the mass at night for a change.

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Christina R.
4.0 Stars

*Pls look at my photo as I think I took a great shot9786️ Sorry papansin haha.

We always come here when my mom visits the country. We take the long drive to the church and we usually don't even make any other stops, not even just to eat, as I just want to go home as quickly as possible. It's very tiring even using an A/T car. Thank goodness for TPLEX as I think it saved us at least an hour's travel this time.

The last few times I've been here we've been going on a weekday. Not strategically but because that's the only free time my mom has. This time though we went on a Sunday, and oh my, ang daming tao! I didn't know what to say and would definitely not complain, mahirap na mapagalitan pa ako ni Mama.

I was already getting a bit anxy as the sheer volume of people was getting me weary. However as we were waiting outside for mass I noticed a lot of people in their Sunday best. I felt embarrassed in my crappy shorts, I forgot we were going to a church, on a Sunday too, and not a tourist destination. There were sick people patiently waiting, including a woman who looked like she has been having chemotherapy being fanned by her companions, and tourists just like my mom who make it a point to visit the shrine. I felt so guilty that I knew my sour mood had no place among those that came there to worship. I couldn't help but shed a tear as I saw so many sick people who I know are there praying for a miracle. Who am I to complain when my only problem was the pagod for the drive home?

This is a very large church and it was filled to over capacity that Sunday we went. I suggest you go on a weekday if you don't mind not going on a Sunday. The weekdays will allow you to reflect quietly. There is a lot of parking around the church as residents offer their own places, not sure though if they charge a fee. Expect a lot of traffic by car going in and out of the church. I did see traffic enforcement along the perimeter.

There's a shop on the 2nd floor and a museum too. If you want to offer mass they have an organized area on the ground floor for you to request for your intentions. There is a big candle area at the back. You can use whatever candle you like. They have a water area for floating candles as seen in this photo.

My mother swears of her devotion to Our Lady of Manaoag. She believes all her prayers have been answered. Come here if you would like to witness Catholic devotion or be devout yourself.

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Shong B.
5.0 Stars

Keep the Faith....

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Ibongreys D.
5.0 Stars

We usually go here with my fam when I was a kid. After mass, we set up our foods to have lunch on their sort of a cottage. But now, we went here to have our car blessed. :)

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Monique A.
5.0 Stars

Soul searching ... Feeling blessed

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Cheska S.
5.0 Stars

This place is quite far from Manila (and the traffic makes travel time longer) but it is worth the trouble. It is so serene and beautiful here. The place is well maintained and they have now cemented the parking area. There are more parking slots for visitors.

They still sell colorful candles for you to light up. The photo above is of my best friend, offering a prayer after lighting her candle. I encourage you all to visit this place and to say a prayer while here.

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Ian P.
5.0 Stars

Wifey promised mama Mary to visit the year after passing the bar. 7 years later she fulfilled her promise! Beautiful church! Drop by on the way from baguio or la union. We said a few prayers and made some wishes! Thanks mama Mary... Well see u next year!

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Dianne C.
5.0 Stars

Every year, we make sure to visit this Church128522

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Anrey C.
5.0 Stars

Been here twice na .. To my second visit, still it never fails to amaze me..or am i just really a fan of churches..

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Catz A.
5.0 Stars

Against All Odds family visits Mama Mary

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Ver M.
5.0 Stars

Great place!

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Bryann A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Bea D.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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