Finally, Oslob Church is whole again!

Last Maundy Thursday, 17 April 2014, me and my family made the visita iglesia down the southeast of Cebu and it was an opportunity for me to visit once again Oslob Church. I’m happy to say that, from what I saw, the church, which was gutted by fire last 26 March 08 is whole again. …

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Updates on Carcar and Sibonga Churches

Part of the churches that we visited during Maundy Thursday last 17 April’s visita iglesia I was able to photograph developments in the churches of Carcar and Sibonga which also suffered damages from the 15 October 2013 earthquake that hit Cebu and Bohol. Below are notes. Carcar Church Carcar Church had its left belfry badly …

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Update on Dalaguete Church earthquake damage

During Maundy Thursday, 17 April, me and my family did the visita iglesia down southeast of Cebu and it was an opportunity to check the churches damaged by the earthquake of 15 October. The San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish Church in Dalaguete is one of the badly damaged churches with major cracks at the facade …

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Visita Iglesia: Spanish era churches in Mindanao

Mindanao has always been a frontier of the colonizing Spaniards, always a challenge to her 300 year colonization in the Philippines. It’s not only the terrain that hampered her efforts but the proud and fierce Muslims as well as several tribes who have refused to be cowed under her flag through the sword and the …

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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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Sto. Nino Basilica Minore belfry being restored

I was able to visit the Basilica Minore del Sto Nino and, as of 30 December 2013, there are already restoration works going on. Scaffolds are up infront and around the broken belfry that was badly damaged during the 15 October 2013 earthquake which might have been primarily caused by the movement of the major …

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Earthquake damage on Sibonga 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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Earthquake damage on Dalaguete 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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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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