About Pila

Pila, or Bayan ng Pila is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. The town is the site for well-preserved houses dating back to the post-Spanish period as well as the Diocesan Shrine of Saint Anthony of Padua, the first Antonine church in the Philippines. The National Historical Institute of the Philippines declared the town plaza and surrounding ancestral houses a National Historical Landmark on May 17, 2000.

The Heritage Houses

Pila preserves examples of Spanish and American-era architecture found in its town proper, laid out with the Spanish colonial town planning system. Our advocacy is to help the municipality of Pila save and preserve their ancestral houses.

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Take part now

Preserving cultural heritage is the groundwork for planning the future of the country. The future generation of will be able to know and see the shared Filipino identity, therefore establishing a sense of national pride. Here are the few ways you can help:


Share the advocacy sharing posts, posters and photos of Pila’s Heritage Houses on your social media accounts.


In collaboration with the Pila Historical Society Foundation, financial help will come a long away for the preservation of the houses.


Sign the petition for the local government of Pila to take action in the preservation of the heritage sites.