IN THE PHILIPPINES, which are known as cradle of Christianity in Asia, seldom can you see a Barangay without a chapel in it and each and every chapel always has a patron saint chosen by a great number of its inhabitants.

The more the patron saint is attributed with many miracles or miraculous events, the more it is respected and venerated by the inhabitants of the place. Because of this it is not unusual for a place to be named in honor of its patron saint.

Barangay La Paz in Bogo, Cebu is one of these barangay is so appropriate for it because this Barangay is known for its very peaceful existence. Its patron saint is “VIRGEN DE LA PAZ” which if translated into English means “Lady of Peace”.

Therefore, Barangay La Paz had chosen a name that honors its patron saint which they lovingly trust to be their intercessor.