Culture & the Arts


Molino Dam


The Molino Dam’s construction has been traced between the late 18th to the early 19th century. Built by hand, the dam served the irrigation needs of the rice fields in Las Piñas and the nearby towns of Cavite. The long-drawn-out drought in 1885 moved the parish curate, Fr. Ezekiel Moreno, to request for the rehabilitation of the dam wall answer the need for food of many residents.

Rice fields can no longer be found in Las Piñas and Cavite, but the Molino Dam stands as a historic testament to the engineering prowess of 18th and 19th century residents of Las Piñas, and to serve as a recreation area and tourist attraction.



References: Crisanto, Joyce M. & Chit dela Torre. Las Piñas: A City with Heritage. Las Piñas City, Philippines: Villar SIPAG, 2006.

Romanillos, Emmanuel Lus A. Bishop Ezekiel Moreno: An Augustian Recollect Saing Among Filipinos. Quezon City, Philippines: Agustino Recoletos, Province of Saint Nicholas Tolentino, Vicariate of the Philippines and China; 1993.


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