Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish (Cebu Archdiocese)

The underdog of this list is an imposing fortress-looking church located in Pardo. A Spanish engineer-architect, Domingo de Escondrillas, is resposible for its Latin-Byzantine Order of design. The white coral stone walls are at least a century old. The heavy looking facade with its rounded corner posts (pardon my lack of architecture lingo), also the lack of images of angels, cherubs or saints make it look like a fortess.