The Church Really Is All Powerful

mall of asia

Do you recognize this church? Do you know where it is? Can you tell, maybe by the green fields behind it, that it is new?

This is the church built across the street from Mall of Asia, built in the 90’s before the Mall of Asia even broke ground (or so my sources say).

This church, for me, personifies the amazing power of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. It was up and running, “saving” souls long before there were souls to save.

Wow. For a atheist from Washington DC, a very liberal city in America, that’s shocking.

3 Comments so far

  1. Anna Sibal (unregistered) on June 16th, 2006 @ 5:10 pm

    If I remember correctly, that church is an endowment by the very family that owns the Mall of Asia, the Sy family. It is also one of the most wedding-est churches in Manila, presumably because of the view. If one wants to get married there, one has to make a booking a year ahead of the planned wedding date.

  2. Kat (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 12:14 am

    I’m a D.C. native too that just visted the Philippines last week and thought the same thing when I saw the church right across from Mall of Asia. Did you know that the SM Malls there will not show Da Vinci code?

  3. charlie solis (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 12:11 am

    yeah, i used to take cavite-bound buses that drive by that exact church two years ago (Mall of Asia only opened this year’s summer season). true, that the church was some sort of a physical ode of the Sys to the catholic church. and, yes, the chain of SM mall cinemas won’t show Da Vinci not because the catholic church owns the Sys (SM owners) but because the Sys opted to ban R-18 movies. I failed to watch The Descent because of that. Technicalities? oh, yes. Even before the ratings board released its rating on Da Vinci, I already predicted that it would get an R-18, rendering the catholic church’s anti-Da Vinci motive active. So, congrats to the Ayala mall cinemas, the Gateway Mall and Robinson mall cinemas for raking in the money!

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