Catholic Church Immaculate Conception in Philippines is a 17th century parish church located in Barrio Sta Cruz, Bauan, Batangas. It is dedicated to the veneration of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. It is one of the oldest churches in Bauan and has been a source of comfort and spiritual guidance to many generations of parishioners. History The Bauan Catholic Church Immaculate Conception was built in 1697, making it one of the oldest surviving churches in Batangas. It is the town’s first church and was originally established by Spanish authorities as a Catholic mission. It gained the status of parish church in 1732. During the 1800s, the church was attacked and looted by revolutionaries fighting for the independence of the Philippines. Following the revolution, the church underwent several renovations, with the last renovation taking place in 1961. This is why, it is considered one of the oldest churches in Philippines.