We met Kuya Raffy Evangelista of Light of Glory Taxi Services on our first day in Iloilo. He gladly offered to be our tour guide on our last day in the province, and we arranged the itinerary with him: whole day tour of the province's churches for Php3,500.00. I requested San Joaquin; he offered to bring us to the airport for our 8.30 flight back to Manila. The deal was made.
First stop, San Joaquin.
Located along the main highway of the town of San Joaquin, the cemetery is probably the grandest I have ever been. According to my readings, the cemetery was initiated by Fray Mariano Vamba, the last Augustinian parish priest of the town. A grand staircase leads to the capilla, also known as Campo Santo, which is made of baked bricks and coral rocks.