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Bohol set to rebuild churches, heritage structures

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October 15, 2013 was like any day in Bohol. Even Tagbilaran was unhurried, the capital reflecting the calm, laid-back pace the province had been known for.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Before and after Oct. 15, 2013

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University of San Carlos (USC) of Cebu and Holy Name University (HNU) of Bohol are set to launch Monday the book “Pagsulay: Churches of Bohol Before and After the Earthquake of 2013.”

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Rebuilding consensus on Bohol


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WHILE parishioners file into the temporary tent-covered area in front of
them, sacristans wait for Mass to start at a makeshift altar in the front porch of the Baclayon Churh parish hall.

Here is an interesting response to last week’s column about leaving seriously damaged Bohol churches as ruins rather than totally reconstructing them.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

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 »

Do Spanish colonial structures need steel reinforcement?


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MASSIVE stone buttresses protrude from the exterior walls of Paoay Church.

The answer is no. Contrary to what armchair theorists claim, the lack of steel reinforcement is not the reason why heritage structures collapsed during the recent earthquakes and typhoons.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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