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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 »

Structural engineers speak up on Bohol reconstruction


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THE COLLAPSE of a later addition to the church façade caused the structure behind it to fail.

A few weeks after the earthquake struck Bohol last October, members of the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (Asep) volunteered to survey and to propose procedures to restore, repair or replace damaged heritage structures.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | 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 »

Shangri-La Mactan, SM City Cebu raise funds for quake, ‘Yolanda’ victims


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MACTAN Shangri-La general manager Marco Vazzoler and Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza at the tree-lighting ceremony

Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa held its tree-lighting ceremony to coincide with the resort’s 20th anniversary celebration. Good thing traffic from Cebu City to Lapu-Lapu City that afternoon was easy.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Finding blessings after disasters

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Disasters are nothing new to Filipinos, and these past months have witnessed the Filipino spirit overcoming disaster after disaster.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Helping out while eating out–here’s how


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It almost feels as if the country’s faith is being tested, with a supertyphoon immediately following a super earthquake, and the casualty statistics hitting not only hundreds but the tens of thousands.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Libera helps Cebu recover

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When Libera arrived in Cebu for a one-night concert at the Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod in SM Seaside Complex, South Road Properties, the first order of the day was a meet and greet at SM City Cebu. It was well-attended.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

We must look beyond Bohol’s Church heritage


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AMERICAN colonial civic building in Balilihan sustained minor damage.

Although the destruction of Bohol and Cebu churches is devastating, even more disastrous is the loss of lives and livelihood that takes precedence over the loss of heritage in the massive post-earthquake reconstruction effort.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Historic concerts in heritage churches

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BACLAYON Church before the big quake. The choral music of Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s “Muro-Ami” was recorded in this heritage church.

Some heritage churches in Cebu and Bohol are memorable because of the concerts that took place in them.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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