The quaint cemetery chapel of Tigbauan

The cemetery is about one kilometer from the church, just along the highway. I wasn’t expecting much as Tigbauan hasn’t been listed as one with a grand cemetery chapel just like the ones found in San Joaquin, Miag-ao (now in ruins), Janiuay, Cabatuan or Dingle. It is located at a hill with around a hundred …

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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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Why Sto. Nino Basilica’s belfry crumbled

The Bohol 7.2 earthquake was very much felt in Cebu and the biggest casualty, in terms of damage to heritage sites was the toppling of the belfry of the Sto. Nino Minor Basilica at the height of the tremor. For an edifice that was built for durability, it has weathered several earthquakes from 1739, 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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Simbahan.net sheds old skin for a new one

After pondering for quite some time, especially that the former theme got compromised, I finally relented and changed the theme of SIMBAHAN.NET to a responsive, pinterest type. Welcome to SIMBAHAN.NET’s new wordpress skin, Emphaino. The process isn’t really that simple. I had to check on several options of responsive but free themes online and trying …

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Earthquake damage at Carcar 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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