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St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish of Gattaran, Cagayan

Requested from NHCP by R. Addatu at 10:28 AM on Aug 25, 2023.
Purpose: Historical Narrative of the Church
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2023 - 08/25/2023
Tracking no: #NHCP-774981515983

Addatu 10:28 AM, Aug 25, 2023

Good morning!

May I request any document pertaining to the history and the Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish here in Gattaran, Cagayan.

Your assistance would greatly help me in my endeavor of tracing the history of the said Church.

Thank you and God bless!

Officer 08:13 AM, Aug 29, 2023

August 29, 2023

Dear Mr. Addatu,

Thank you for your request dated Aug 25, 2023 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish of Gattaran, Cagayan.

We received your request on Aug 25, 2023 and will respond on or before Sep 15, 2023 10:28:20 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #NHCP-774981515983.

Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer

Arevalo 11:40 AM, Sep 07, 2023

September 7, 2023

Dear Citizen,


Thank you for your request dated Aug 25, 2023 10:28:20 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish of Gattaran, Cagayan.

Response to Request

While we have no full volumes on the subject matter, in Boletin Ecclesiastico De Filipinas, it was mentioned that the Dominicans founded and/or converted Gattaran in 1623 (please see attached). Further, there are a few sources in Google Books that may provide you with the historical narrative of the parish church. Kindly click the link and browse the pages where the term “Gattaran Church” can be found. 


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