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BAUANG is 427 Years Old

Written by Joan Diaz   

A simple celebration was made for Bauang’s 427 years since its founding on January 5, 1586. It is one of the oldest towns in La Union after Agoo founded in 1586 and before Bacnotan founded in 1599.


Bauang was a pre-colonial settlement in the country that became one of the first missions organized by the Augustinians in Northern Luzon. It is also one of the first 12 towns that created La Union in 1850.


After a concelebrated mass officiated by Fr. Perpetuo Copncepcion and Fr. Edwin Fontanilla, short program ensued at the plaza both attended by Municipal Officials and employees, barangay chiefs, principals and school heads, members of PNP and BFP. With the review of Bauang’s history and significant events thereat, he also challenged barangay chiefs to review and document the history of their barangays.

 Part of the celebration is the inauguration and blessing of the new Bauang South Public Cemetery at brgy. Santiago 

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