Pilgrimage Overview:

  • Pilgrimage Chaplain:

    Fr. Jerry Orbos, S.V.D.

  • Departure Date:

    July 18, 2017

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  •  Roundtrip economy airfare via PAL Express
  • Roundtrip airport-hotel transfers
  • Airline Taxes
  • Three (3) nights first class hotel accommodation
  • Transportation by private air conditioned coach all throughout the tour
  • Transportation by Ferry to/from Tagbilaran, Bohol via Ocean Jet
  • Meals and tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Services of a local tour guide
  • Services of a Tour Leader and Pilgrimage Chaplain
  • Travel Insurance valid for 4 days only
  • Tips to Guides, Coach driver and porters

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Take a journey of faith in the scenic provinces of Cebu and Bohol, where a plethora of sacred places of worship adorn its cities. Join Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD on a 4-day Pilgrimage to Cebu and Bohol leaving on July 18, 2017. Marvel at the centuries-old churches and shrines tightly knit with Philippine history, and discover for yourself why Cebu and Bohol is one of the country’s premier pilgrimage destinations.

Begin your pilgrimage in Cebu, the cradle of Christianity in the Philippines. Visit the Church of Our Lady of Rule in Mactan where stories of miracles that took place in this neighborhood of Opon abound. Pray before the image of the Sto. Nino at the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino. Founded in 1565, the Basilica unearthed an unscathed image of the miraculous Sto. Nino, believed to have been left by Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition. Stop by the Magellan’s Cross, a historical landmark in Cebu, believed to be the place where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross upon arrival in Cebu.

Travel to the south of Cebu to visit the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, popularly known as Simala Shrine or Simala Church. Built in 1998, the castle-like church of the Simala Shrine is popular for the occurrence of several miraculous events, including the shedding of tears by an image of the Blessed Mother. In Sibonga, marvel at the astounding pre-war ceiling frescoes of the Church of  Nuestra Senora del Pilar painted by Cebuano Artist Raymundo Francia in 1924.

Spend a full day excursion to Bohol, a tropical haven of natural beauty and home to a distinguished breed of Catholic churches dating back to the Spanish colonial regime. Visit the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception or commonly known as the Baclayon Church,  the second oldest stone church in the Philippines. Enjoy a hearty buffet lunch inclusive of live performances while on a Loboc River Cruise. Not to be missed are the scenic views of Chocolate Hills, Bohol’s most famous tourist attraction.

Cebu and Bohol is home to some of the oldest and ornate churches dating back to the Spanish colonial regime. Discover the rich culture and heritage of the Catholic faith in the Philippines. Join Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD on a 4-day Pilgrimage to Cebu and Bohol leaving on July 18, 2017.

Things We Love

  • Daily masses and inspiring homilies of Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD
  • The awe-inspiring Baclayon Church in Bohol was made from coral stones and was cemented using the white of over millions of eggs.
  • The Chocolate Hills of Bohol are an awesome natural wonder!
  • No other place in Cebu makes the best chicharon (pork skin cracklings) than Carcar. It’s heaven in every bite.
  • Enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature at the Man-made Forest of Bilar and Loboc in Bohol.

Things To Do


    Light a candle at the Simala Church in Cebu where colored candles are available. Each color represents a prayer petition for a specific purpose.


    The Loboc River Cruise offers visitors the chance to experience the beauty and serenity of the town of Loboc in Bohol


    Cebu is home to a number of delicacies that have earned them worldwide reputation such as Dried Mangoes, Otap, Rosquillos, Danggit, Chicharon, etc. Make sure to buy and bring some home for your loved ones.


    The pilgrims that visit the Simala Church in Cebu have to follow a dress code and code of conduct. Make sure you will comply.


    Be awed by the grandiose Temple of Leah, the Philippine version of Taj Mahal!

Why are our Pilgrimages different?

Spiritually focused journeys
Insightful pilgrimage chaplains
Quality accomodation
Expertly-crafted itineraries
Friendly and bonded groups
Senior citizen friendly


The whole pilgrimage is a new and fulfilling moment in my life. It’s a nice feeling being with the Lord in His important day. And also, gaining new friends and becoming my new extended family is something I will treasure. I hope that this is just the beginning and we’ll continue to get in touch with one another despite the distance.


Hello Co-Pilgrims,

It was indeed a wonderful Pilgrimage: very rich in history, a thanksgiving of blessings, a spiritual renewal and nourishment, and finally ending in a test of Faith.

Thank you so much Pilgrim Leader, Ging Igual, for standing beside us up to the last stretch of our 13-day journey - more particularly in the handling of an unexpected situation (cancelled flight in Mexico and re-direction of flights to make sure the 38 Pilgrims reach LA for their respective flight bookings). Ging, you were an angel to us so blessed with energy, passion, love and Milagrosa. We really felt the presence of Our Lady of Guadalupe fielding angels every step of the way.

The Pilgrimage to California Mission Churches and Our Lady of Guadalupe gives me personal inspiration for the work and activities of the next chapter of my lifetime: farming with promotion of agriculture for millennials (inspired by the scenic view of farms in California), tourism (which is a major industry in all places we visited), and support for a favourite major seminary in Tagaytay and a scholarship fund for deserving individuals (thru a non stock non profit institution).

Thank you to my Co-Pilgrims and prayer partners for the prayer support, sharing of life experiences and friendships;  Fr. Tony, thank you for your spiritual reflections and service;  Fr. Jerry Orbos for an overflowing spiritual reflections and enabling us to have the needed personal encounter with Jesus and Mama Mary (it was like a 12-day Holy Retreat); and the Executive Resources for making a very nice pilgrimage package a part of our lifetime.

Ms. Emma

Lord, we cannot find words enough to say how grateful we are to You. Our pilgrimage made us realize that Your love for us is more than what we deserve.

To all our co-pilgrims, thank you for making us feel we belong to this new family. To Fr. Dante, thanks for your prayers and pieces of advice for our spiritual nourishment. To Sis Lea, for taking care of each one of us. To Sis Joy, thanks for the contagious joys and laughters.

To our prayer partners, Sis Maribel, Melvy and Didick and Bro Mon and Sis Jot, thank you for your prayers. We will pray for you, too!

To The Pilgrim’s Center - Executive Resources, thank you for accommodating us in this Eastern Europe Pilgrimage.

God bless us all always!

Albert and Adee

Dear Pilgrims' Center:

My husband Aldo & I would like to praise & commend our Pilgrim Chaplain Fr. Dante Venus & our Tour Leader Bro. Monty for the very successful & memorable pilgrimage to Italy & the Holy Land we were very fortunate to join on March 26-April 8, 2018.

It was very hectic to be sure, but still they managed our time very well that we were able to visit more places than was promised in the itinerary, and we are very appreciative of that. Likewise, the solemnity of the whole pilgrimage experience was still observed despite many of us in the group, myself included, often forgetting that we were pilgrims & not tourists 😉😉, taking photos, selfies, etc. instead of, or before focusing on what the local guide was explaining or on the scripture readings. I cannot fault us pilgrims on this because for many of us seniors, and I speak for my husband & I, that trip might be our first & last time to visit those places, so we made sure they were properly documented. Nonetheless, it was a truly spiritually uplifting & life-changing experience for us. We continue to thank our Lord for making that experience of a lifetime possible. Indeed, nothing is impossible for God! Thank you very much to Fr. Dante, Bro. Monty & to each of us pilgrims in the group for the prayers, love, care & concern shown to each other. Let us continue to pray for and with each other. It is my hope that we meet each other again soon, to strengthen our bonds of friendships.

Most sincerely, Leclec Cabusora

Leclec Cabusora

My husband and I just came back from a wonderful trip to Israel - with Franciscan Fr Reu Galoy. Thank you Pilgrim Center for the arrangements. We are so happy and satisfied with all that you have done for us. Kudos to Yanyan and Monty from Pilgrim Center, and Fr Reu and Ronin for your caring services. It was a spiritual journey and we felt the abiding presence of the Lord all throughout.

Ann Arguelles Cortes

Our pilgrimage was worth all the hardships (I was having leg pains). We had an excellent leader in the person of Adrian, two priests Fathers Val and Ron, who gave us very nice pieces of advice and homilies, and of course the members of the group who were all very nice. Looking forward to join another pilgrimage.

Emily Bautista

It was the most profound experience I had in my whole life....Walking with the Footsteps where Jesus walked made my life more grateful and humble....My faith become stronger as I express it...A growing faith is a sharing faith....TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! SHALOM!

Carmen Nierra

Vir & I would like to express our gratitude for a wonderful pilgrimage we had from Sept 5-18. From checking-in last Sept 5 & all during the tour, we felt the care from a family. No words can ever describe how thankful we are.

I almost cried last Sept 8, (my birthday) when we (2 of us have the same birthday) were given a surprise mini celebration when after our dinner, we were given a cake. I really felt the love of a family then.

All these things made possible because of your capable coordinator Ms. Ging Igual. She's such a wonderful leader. Kudos to her.

Rest assured that i will refer your company to all my friends who are planning to go on pilgrimage .

Good day & may God always guide & protect all of you in the Pilgrims' Center/ Executive Resources, Inc.

Cora and Vir Franca

I am honored to be included in this pilgrimage. The Pilgrims' Center has very good itineraries worth remembering. No hours wasted. They took very good care of us in spite of our big number of 47 people. The daily mass and homilies of Fr. Manny Cruz held in different shrines and churches were very inspirational and transforming. Accommodations were nice most especially the one on top of the Mountain with an awesome view built in 1909. It's like travelling back in time. I definitely would want to do it again with Pilgrim Center.

Peter Joseph Mapua

The Pilgrims' Center always gives you the best. They let you feel like an Executive in terms of personal service & attention especially during pilgrimage. Their choices of pilgrimages and pilgrim chaplains are outstanding. You go back home very fulfilled and immersed...

Marlene Silvestre

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