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Another UNESCO World Heritage Site. A church in the 'countryside' of Iloilo Province that was built between 1787 and 1797 by Augustinian Friars as a 'Fortress Church' to protect the inhabitants from Moro/Muslim Pirates. They had been carrying out regular raiding parties along this coast of the Visayas from the 17th into the 19th centuries. They in fact destroyed the two previous iterations of the Church in Miagao dating back at least 150 to 200 years earlier.