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Should all Bohol churches rise again?


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OPENINGS must be temporarily covered to protect the structure from further water
damage during the coming rainy season.

The general sentiment is that Bohol churches devastated by the recent earthquake will rise again from the rubble, reconstructed faithfully, patiently, carefully rebuilt stone by stone, until each damaged structure returns to what it used to be.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

Bohol task force sets up system to prevent illicit traffic of cultural properties

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CHURCH of Our Lady of the Assumption in Dauis

Reconstruction of ancient churches and other heritage structures in Bohol destroyed or damaged by the earthquake last year can start only by yearend.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA theater fest aids in Bohol rehabilitation

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EARTH Savers group doing interpretative dance on song about the environment.

To help in the psychological rehabilitation of communities hit by disasters last years, the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Committee on Dramatic Arts held Theater on the Edge at the municipalities of Dauis and Loon in Bohol during the recent National Arts Month.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Purpose-driven fun

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THE TRAVEL group (back row) with their young beneficiaries BELINDA GOOD

No matter where their feet take them, those with chronic wanderlust will always feel love—through the surroundings, experiences or the people they meet. But travellers can give the love back, too, and do something for the community of their destination.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Why wooden houses survived the earthquake


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FAILED second floor leans precariously over the ground floor.

The recent earthquake brought many Bohol houses down. Other structures simply collapsed. With an earthquake that strong, whose impact was compounded by many major aftershocks, only the most structurally sound of houses managed to remain standing.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Father rediscovers Bohol with his little girl

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NATURALLY, a Bohol vacation would not be complete without a visit to the Chocolate Hills and the Tarsier Foundation. Bellevue can arrange a day tour through the countryside or an early morning boat ride to see the dolphins. PHOTO BY PJ ENRIQUEZ

The Philippines is famous for its New Year’s Eve celebrations, especially when they’re held by the sea or on the beach. We decided to go to Bohol and celebrate the crossover, and it seemed like the right choice.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Is Baguio back on the destination list (with Joel Cruz’s humongous mansion)?


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I never experienced a Baguio that cold and that crowded as I did last weekend. It was as if people, suddenly scared of storms and seas, flocked to this mountain resort instead, in the days after Christmas and right before the new year.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Start the new year with a positive attitude


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The experience of shuttling back and forth from Manila to Ormoc and various parts of Bohol over the last six weeks has given me an even deeper appreciation of the importance of each day, the value of speaking from the heart and leaving nothing unsaid, and the grace of a grateful heart.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Unesco experts ‘stunned’ by damage to heritage churches in Bohol, Cebu, Samar and Leyte

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“EVERYTHING was flattened in Leyte,” says the Unesco team. Like Palo Cathedral

An initial framework for action has been drawn up by foreign and Filipino experts to repair and reconstruct precious heritage churches in Central Visayas, mostly in Bohol, severely damaged during the recent massive earthquake and Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Hotel booking site cites 42 Philippine hotels

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AGODA.COM, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of NASDAQ-listed Priceline Group, announced the recipients of its prestigious 2013 Gold Circle Awards (GCA), given to hotels that exemplify the best qualities of the online hospitality industry.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The eerie calm after the storm

DAUIS Church

Still reeling from the massive earthquake that leveled their historic churches, such as the picturesque Dauis Church, Boholanos braced themselves for the wrath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda”—a wrath which, thankfully for them, never quite came.   Photographer PJ Enriquez was in Bohol and captured these dramatic, sobering images of Bohol during the typhoon, and the almost [...]

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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