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All sectors, led by Mayor Richard Garin, gathered for the celebration of the 126th Philippine Independence Day in Miagao today, June 12, 2024.
The event, which unfolded in three stages at the Municipal Building, Municipal Plaza, and JRBB Hall, each underscored the pivotal moments of 1962. This historic day, celebrated annually on June 12, marks the nation’s declaration of independence from Spanish colonial rule in 1898, an event that indelibly altered the course of Philippine history.
This year’s keynote speaker, Mr. Felipe Montealto, PhD (hc), emphasized the theme β€œKalayaan, Kinabukasan, Kasaysayan.”

A technical-workshop for capacity-building on the basic conservation techniques for unreinforced stone masonry structures in consonance with the initiative of the Local Government Unit of Miagao to preserve the Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church, one of the four Baroque Churches of the Philippines that possesses an Outstanding Universal Value a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A technical assistance was led by Mr. Karl P. Albais, Jeanne Therese L. Maling, and Ar. Marlu A. Calderon from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, along with Resource Persons/ Technical Experts Ar. Giancarlo B. Aycardo, Leonie-Lou D. Jizmundo, Mark Timothy B. Apura from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, and Ar. Marvin M. Belgica.
The sessions included lectures, presentations, and sharing of case studies and experiences of the people of Miagao about disasters, whether natural or man-made, affecting the Miagao Church.
Through these series of talks facilitated by the LGU Miagao under the administration of Hon. Engr. Oscar β€œRichard” S. Garin, Jr. together with the team ministry and heads of agencies take on a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach to ensure the success of operational principles and modalities for safeguarding our very own Miagao Church. This technical workshop was conducted last May 7-9, 2024.


The members of the different religious groups, the local government unit of Miagao, and the academe showed their cooperation as members of the church and humanity during the unveiling of the updated marker of the world heritage Miagao Church.
The remarkable event was attended by UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines Secretary-General Dr. Ivan Anthony Henares, Miagao Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Cirilo Camus, and Mayor Richard Garin.
In his message, Mayor Garin said that the marker is a challenge to all Miagaowanons to preserve the Church and its heritage.
β€œThis Church and heritage will be our link to education, culture, aesthetic aspirations, and economic legacies. This is a symbol of us Miagaowanons,” he said.


Miagao, through its famous KBL (Kadios-Baboy-Langka), is part of the ongoing documentation on the anthology of Philippine Gastronomy and inventory of Slow Food Community by the Department of Tourism Region VI and Iloilo Provincial Tourism Office that celebrates Filipino Flavors and Traditions.


Mayor Richard Garin led the welcome party for the Philippine Experience Caravan Western Visayas on November 30, 2023.
The caravan headed by DOT Secretary Maria Esperanza Christina Garcia Frasco was among the DOT’s cultural tourism product development programs that aimed to highlight the Filipino brand and identity in all the aspects of travel and tourism experience.
The visit to Miagao recognized the town as one of the travel destinations that is rich in cultural and historical inheritance in Western Visayas.
The visited Miagao Church, experienced its tradition, and tasted the delicacies that are unique in Miagao.