After much blood, sweat and tears, so to speak, our book, Balaanong Bahandi: Sacred Treasures of the Archdiocese of Cebu will be launched formally today, 26 November 09, 1830H at the Cathedral Museum of Cebu. It is by invitation only.
During my revisit at the Oslob church, I was surprised that the unfinished cuartel was already cleaned up and light fixtures were already placed for spectacular lighting at night.
But what about these pink marble slabs used to patch up some gaps?
Nineteen months after the fire in Oslob Church, the second in its history, I visited the church again during a south Cebu trip and from what I have found, there is still so much to do.
Dan Rivers of CNN was on his way to Cagayan province chasing a typhoon and along the way, as they passed San Pablo, the Isabela/Tuguegarao (Cagayan) border town, they saw this once magnificent church ruins.
This is a wonderful short feature.
The first Dominicans to arrive in the Philippines in 1581 but it was only in 1587 that the first batch of religious arrived and established the Province of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines. The Order has evangelized in Pangasinan, Bataan, Cagayan Valley and the island groups of Babuyan and Batanes. To their credit, they have built many of the beautiful churches in the Philippines.