Plaridel, a town in Philippines was previously known as Quingua. This is where the Battle of Quingua was fought with Gregorio del Pilar, Col. John Stotsenberg was killed on April 23, during the Philippine-American War. The Parish Church is 400-years old This was the first Church built by the Augustinian Fathers at the Old Town under Father Pedro Vasquez in the years 1580-1595. It was transferred to its present site in the year 1605 under Father Diego Pardo. It was rebuilt in the year 1722.