From WikiPilipinas: The Hip 'n Free Philippine EncyclopediaCebu. This church is offered to Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion and it was founded by the Augustinian priests on June 11, 1580. After it was built, St. Peter became the patron saint. On the year 1600, it was destroyed by fire and it was rebuilt on that same year.
The current Church of Bantayan was constructed in 1839 and was completed in 1863. It is considered as one of the oldest church in the country with walls made of corral stones. Inside the church, you can see centuries old life size statue of saints. It also has a belfry with resonant bells that can be heard miles away.
 External links
- National Historical Institute. Historical Markers: Regions V-XII. Manila: National Historical Institute, 1994.
- "Church of Bantayan" Municipality of Bantayan(accessed on July 20, 2007).