Note: This is a concise history of Guinarona from The Archdiocese of Palo website. We have edited it for grammar and clarity and inserted some annotations where appropriate.
SAN PASCUAL BAYLON PARISH
GUINARONA, DAGAMI, LEYTE
Patron Saint: San Pascual Baylon
Feast Day: May 16-17
Vicariate of: Burauen
Late in the 18th century the Spanish conquistadores, in an effort to link settlements and spread Christianity, built roads and bridges crossing the interior towns of the province. “Karwahes” were then used as the only means of transportation. These trips by karwahe were by no means easy nor convenient for the travelers. They were forced to stop at a place between trips for the animals to rest and the passengers to place their morals. The place was the beautiful settlement of Guinarona.
Founded in 1872, this progressive community once belonged to Burauen, but Dagami had a former claim on it.
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