The Sto. Nino Kiosk undergoes strengthening

The 15 October 2013 earthquake that hit Bohol and Cebu affected several churches and structures, including the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino, some with devastating results. One of those hit but sustained minor damage is the Sto. Nino Kiosk, popularly known as the Magellan’s Cross. When I first visited it several days after the earthquake, …

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Earthquake damage on Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the structures that were affected by the Cebu-Bohol earthquake of October 15. Although the damages were assessed to be superficial, mostly cracks at the belfry and facade only. The present structure was only constructed in the 19th century and finished in the early years of the 20th. The …

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Earthquake damage at Sto. Nino Minor Basilica

The fateful day of 15 October 2013, when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the town of Sagbayan in Central Bohol was an unexpected cataclysm. Almost all the heritage churches of that province were badly damaged with two churches in Maribojoc and Loon went down in rubble. The neighboring island province of Cebu was also badly …

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Earthquake damage at Pardo Church

The fateful day of 15 October 2013, when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the town of Sagbayan in Central Bohol was an unexpected cataclysm. Almost all the heritage churches of that province were badly damaged with two churches in Maribojoc and Loon went down in rubble. The neighboring island province of Cebu was also badly …

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Oslob’s icon up close

I visited the Basilica del Sto. Nino, the Augustinian convent in Cebu last 31 October to take photos around the church for a future post at my travel blog, langyaw.com. When I went out, I was surprised that the centuries old icon of the Inmaculada Concepcion (Immaculate Concepcion) of Oslob Church was just outside, encased in clear plexiglass and there were two long lines infront where people waited to come close and touch it.

Old cemetery and mortuary chapels in Cebu

The cemetery and mortuary chapels in Cebu are not as grand as those in Iloilo and are in different degrees of condition with most having been renovated and one in near collapse. In this post, I am presenting the eight cemetery and mortuary chapels that can be found in Cebu: Calamba (Cebu City), Sibonga, Argao, Dalaguete and Oslob.