This design has been dubbed the tulip pulpit since it kind of resembles the flower …
This was where the priests originally held their sermons and homilies.
Pulpits are quite common in old churches here in the Philippines, but are seldom, or not used, anymore. It is now more convenient that the priest stay in front and utilize the microphone and speakers.
Modern day conveniences, huh?! :)
St. Gregory the Great Church is located at Indang, Cavite, and is said to have been completed before 1710.