this historic church was originally built in 1596 to serve chinese converts in the binondo area. it was destroyed and rebuilt several times and has been a witness to storied lives of filipinos. san lorenzo ruiz served in this church before joining a missionary to japan.
when we were there in october, i was so glad to see foreigners visiting the church. but unlike in big european cities where large churches are becoming more of only tourist spots, binondo church is still a place for worship, to hear mass and commune with god.