The Poblacion Church: Then and Now

The Pink Church

I remember the church as it was in the black-and-white photo.

Now, it's in shades of pink. Was this by edict of church or whim of community?

Pink — rose as an alternate—symbolizes joy and happiness. In some chuches, it is used either for the Third or fourth Sunday of Advent, the Sunday of Joy at the impending birth.

Maybe there is something about St. John the Baptist and pink. The interior of the St John the Baptist Catholic church in Schulenburg, Texas was painted a pale, rosy pink. The Tiaong Church opted to pizzazz the exterior in shades of pink and rose.

Last update: October 2012

Old photo source: archives_philippines_photo_gallery/TiaongQuezon.jpg