Shrine of Our Lady Of Caysasay
The Shrine of Our Lady of Caysasay is built out of coral stones and is located in Barangay Labac. The legend goes: The Virgin’s image was caught in the fishnet of a religious man named Juan Maningkad in 1603 at the Pansipit River.
The image was transferred to the church. While it was in the church, the image has mysteriously and continually disappeared and re-appeared until one day, it disappeared completely. Several days later, seven kilometers away from the “Old Taal”, two women, while gathering fire wood, stopped to drink water from the well. They were surprised by the reflection of the image on the clear water. Looking upwards, their gaze was met by the image on a tree branch with lighted candles on each side, guarded by Casaycasay birds (Kingfisher). A provisional chapel was erected in 1611 near the spot where the image was found. Henceforth, the image was called the Virgin of Caysasay. Our Lady has since been adored and thought of as miraculous for granting impossible petitions to those who seek her help. The Marian image was eventually enshrined in Labac along the banks of the Pansipit River.