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‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith

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STUDENTS and professor of History 7

A tour of the Catholic churches of Cebu is nothing less than a survey of the heritage of the Church in the Philippines, Cebu being the cradle of Christianity in the Philippines.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank

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TUNNEL entrance is near amall in Bonifacio Global City. This was once an attraction of the old Philippine Army museum.

While most heritage advocates push for adaptive reuse of important structures, an exit of the historic Fort Bonifacio War Tunnel was recently discovered to have been “converted” and “reused” into a septic tank.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | 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 »

Youth camp on Philippine heritage tours Bicol, honors Sto. Niño de Cebu

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AUGUSTINIAN Fr. Harold Rentoria, NCCA commissioner who leads the annual Taoid heritage festival. Right: First Mass memorial in Limasawa, where 2014 Taoid kick-off ceremonies were held.

Angat Kabataan, the annual youth camp on Philippine heritage conservation, will be held April 30 to May 4 as part of the National Heritage Month celebrations.

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

Unesco World Heritage German town utilized in Wes Anderson’s ‘Grand Budapest’

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PRODUCTION design sketch for the film

Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” recreates what appears to be Eastern Europe between the two world wars and is easily set to be the director’s most visually appealing work to date.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | 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 »

First Mass commemoration in Limasawa, Southern Leyte, opens 2014 NCCA Taoid heritage feast

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FIRST Cross monument

Southern Leyte, particularly the municipality of Limasawa and city of Maasin, will host his year’s opening of the Taoid Heritage Program Celebration, spearheaded by the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage (SCH) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in conjunction with the 493rd anniversary today, March 31, of the first Mass in the Philippines

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Owners of heritage structures must be given state incentives


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CAST-IRON griffins are the newel posts of the interior stairs.

The landmark El Hogar Filipino building on the Binondo bank of the Pasig is reported to have been sold.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Heritage Filipino recipes gathered in one cookbook


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OLD Cebuano recipe called perdis (chicken soup)

Will these recipes be in a book? The recipes were from a cooking competition that was part of a project called “My City, My SM, My Cuisine.”

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Zombie run set in historic Intramuros

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“ZOMBIFIED” Chuckie

On April 15, 1805, by decree of King Charles IV, the smallpox vaccine was brought to the Philippines by Dr. Francisco Xavier de Balmis. In gratitude to the king, a statue was erected in 1824 at Plaza de Roma in Intramuros.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,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 »

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