Monasterio de Tarlac

How it came to be….

December 1999 – Gov. Jose V. Yap attends  “Simbang Gabi” at St. Therese of Child Jesus Parish  in Ramos, Tarlac Presided  by Fr. Ronald Thomas  “Archie” A. Cortez Parish Priest and Superior  General  of the Servants of the Risen Christ.  Fr. Archie, also the prior Founder of the SRC Community relates the story about the founding of a monastic community in Ramos, this caught the attention of Governor Yap, and on that same occasion, the idea of a bigger and better location was conceived. Yap offered a portion of the newly  established Tarlac Eco Tourism Park in Brgy. Lubigan San Jose Tarlac.

January 2001 – Comerstone  laying on the foundation of the 20 has. Monasterio de Tarlac, symbolized by the erection of the first cross.


March 7, 2001 – Blessing of the Prior hermitage.

December 2, 2002 – Groundbreaking of the proposed monastic community and blessing of the 30-ft high statue of the Risen Christ by Most Rev. Gabriel Reyes, D.D., Bishop of Antipolo.

2003 – Construction of monasteries, kiosk, 5 hermitages for monks and other facilities.

2004 – construction of the Oratory (Chapel) and a 12 – room dormitory for monks.

November 2006 – Renovation and redesigning of the Oratory to Reliquary to house the relic of the true cross.

January 30, 2007 – Inauguration and blessing of the chapel and reliquary presided by his excellency most Rev. Fernando Filoni, D.D. apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, assisted by several  archbishops, bishops and priests.


Explore Mt. Pinatubo

Travel Dates:

February 21/ April 18/ May 23/ June 20


P1,900 per person(local rate)
P2,500 per person(foreigners rate)
Available slots: 24 persons/ per date

Deadline of confirmation:

February 21- February 13 ( Friday)
April 18- April 10 (Friday)
May 23- May 15 (Friday)
June 20- June 12 (Friday)

Package inclusions:

Roundtrip aircon transfers from Metro Manila
4×4 vehicle and driver
All permits and fees
Local mountain guide
Use of life vests
Skyway/shortcut fee
Toll fees and gas
Travel coordinator

Meeting time and place:
1) 5:15AM Makati- KFC, Caltex Station at the corner of Buendia and Pasong Tamo
2) 5:45AM Quezon City- Mcdonalds, Quezon Avenue cor EDSA

Time Activity
6:00 AM   departure for Tarlac
7:30 AM  breakfast at Capas Town Proper; Jollibee
8:00 AM  depart for barangay hall
8:45 AM arrive at barangay hall
9:00 AM depart for Mt. Pinatubo via 4×4 vehicle
10:00 AM arrive at jump-off point for Mt. Pinatubo via skyway, start trek
11:15AM arrive at Mt. Pinatubo; lunch; swim in crater
1:30 PM start trek down
3:45 PM arrive at jump-off point for Mt. Pinatubo, depart for barangay hall
4:45 PM arrive at barangay hall, depart for Makati
7:00 PM arrive at Makati



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