Pilgrimage Site of Padre Gaspar

Padre Gaspar Ignacio de Guevarra was the parish priest of San Juan Nepomuceno in what is now the Municipality of Biliran around 1765-1774.The community he has built and led was said to be the earliest recorded settlement in the island of Biliran. Researches pointed out that Padre Gaspar led a religious revolt against the ruling Spanish regime. Upon his death, local folks accorded him the status of a saint, and continue to venerate his burial site.

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