[NOTE: The mural of the St. Vincent Ferrer Church in one of the buildings of the adjacent St. Mary's Dupax carries a historical account that, among other things, says: The cornerstone of the church and convent commenced in 1771, it was completed 1776. Before that, the sacristy behind the convent was finished in 1771, and the convent was later completed in 1776. The bell tower was built by stages and completed gradually for a span of 15 years: the first in 1773, the second in 1776, the third in 1786, and the fourth in 1788.]
|This 1954 vintage photo of the St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic church of Dupax shows the pockmarks created by bullets fired at the church during World War II. (Photo from the Isinay Friends Facebook group, contributed by a member)|
This little known brick structure at the northern corner of the Dupax del Sur plaza was erected in 1878 under the church leadership of Fr. Antonio Xabet. Years before the Philippine Revolution, it used to hold the flag of Spain, signifying that Dupax was under Spanish rule.