28
Jan
08

Watchtowers of Capiz • Barangay Dumulog and Barra, Roxas City

On the northern coast of Capiz, are watchtowers at Barangay Dumulog and Barra. These watchtowers said to have been built in the 19th century, most likely through the initiative of the Augustinian friars who evangelized Capiz. Capiz was the site of site of the second Spanish settlement in the Philippines. In 1569, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi moved the Spanish colonist to Pan-ay, an area east of Roxas City, the capital of Capiz.

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1 Response to “Watchtowers of Capiz • Barangay Dumulog and Barra, Roxas City”


  1. June 19, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    wow!!!!!! amazing! wow! i quoted your posts on Capiz in my blog if you don’t mind. I am from there and it’s spectracular to note how these structures once stood in my hometown.

    There was one that survives to this day, at Ford’s point just off Baybay beach.


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