Balaanong Bahandi book launch

Balaanong Bahandi: Sacred Treasures of the Archdiocese of Cebu

Balaanong Bahandi: Sacred Treasures of the Archdiocese of Cebu

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.

It’s no mean feat to accomplish such a tome based from the seminal work of Fr. Felipe S. Redondo who in 1886 published the book, Breve Reseña de lo que fue y de lo que es la Diocesis de Cebu (A short account of what was and what is the Diocese of Cebu) or, better known as the Breve Reseña.

During the launching, I will also deliver a speech in behalf of the photographers of the book. Check out the full text that I prepared over at my estancabigas.com blog.

From a promotional blurb:

Published by the Cathedral Museum of Cebu and the University of San Carlos Press and edited by Jose Eleazar “Jobers” Bersales. Written by Louella Eslao-Alix, TD Mansueto, Arnold Carl Sancover, Melva Rodriguez-Java and Fr. Brian Brigoli. Photos by (primary photographers) Lorens Gibb Lapinid, Estan Cabigas, Mark Andrew Jorolan, (contributing photographers) Fr. Jun Rebayla, SVD, Rudy Alix and Gil Maningo. Book design and layout by Lorens Gibb Lapinid.

Written, edited and photographed by Cebuanos and printed in Cebu.

More than 300 pages and full-color pictures.

Distribution of the book will start on 1 December and will cost P2,000.

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