Jose Rizal Mercado was baptized at the San Juan Bautista Church at Calamba in Laguna, on June 22 1861, roughly 3 days after his birth. The parish priest presiding over the ceremony was Rev. Fr. Rufino Collantes and his godfather was Rev. Fr. Pedro Casañas.
The small church has undergone several major revisions through the years. It was rightfully declared as a National Historical Landmark last August 19, 1976.
How to get there
The Calamba church stamp site for the Lakbay Jose Rizal @150 is at the pastoral office located at the left side of the church. The blogger would like to thank Merry Epan for guiding him in getting to Calamba after their company activity at Sta. Rosa in Laguna. Transportation options in getting to Calamba are enumerated here.