Kiu Pat Liong Shiao is a Taoist temple located along coastal road located within Barangay Don Galo within Parañaque City. This is sometimes referred as Chinese temple.
Kiu Pat Liong temple compound with high walls
This is one of the iconic landmark located within the city . This is temple which was built more than 30 years ago and is one of the more elaborate temple. Traffic reporters would put this temple as their reference point during traffic report or segment.
Kiu Pat Liong Shiao gate
We decided to visit this temple after a certain Mr. Marcelino Chua Sy posted in a FB religious site last May 27 that the temple is closing down and is giving away some of the altar and Taoist deities.
Some of them are shocked with the posting, so they told us to recheck if the story is true.
I tried to ask some of my friends who are active at the temple , one of them is Master Chua Hu Hua and some of my friends living within the city.
Santa Monica chapel
I decided to tag along a friend, who is a volunteer at a Buddhist shrine in Makati , They might need an altar ( just in case) We decided to visit the temple last June 3 saturday . We took a jeepney ride ( with Baclaran with Zapote , Quirino Avenue) paid the Php 8.00 fare and dropped off at Santa Monica chapel along Quirino Avenue .
The place is less than 4 kilometer from Baclaran church .
There was a bronze statue which commemorates the Lim Ah Hong or Ah Hong which attacked the area on November 29, 1574 , later identified as Don Galo or Dong Galo
We went to the temple and talked with the caretaker and 2 Filipino-Chinese guardians of the temple. They allowed us to visit the altar and lighted an incense.
We manage to talk with the caretakers and they told us that there was no truth with the rumors and They do not know anyone one with Mr. Chua who is in charge.
Address: Buensuceso St, Don Galo, Parañaque, Philippines