Dec 04 2010

Sibonga Church in My Mind

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A view of the facade from the parish house.

I’ve been to this town several times already, the last time was yesterday during the unveiling of a national historical marker. The last visit was actually the second time where I spent more than an hour or two inside the church and the convent, the first time was during a seminar on paper conservation more than two years ago.

Although it is old, literally in the sense that it is made of cut-stones, it is yet a very simple church. You could easily pass this off when driving south especially if you’ve been to the magnificent churches of Argao, Carcar, Boljoon, to name a few. When you go inside, there are no eye-catching altar screens of carved wood. The interior is just as simple as the lines that define the exteriors of the church. But it is in its simplicity that defines its beauty. Continue Reading »

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Dec 03 2010

Historical Markers Unveiled

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Details of the marker at UP-Cebu College.

Three historical markers from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) were unveiled yesterday for the Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragosa Church in the southern town of Sibonga, the University of the Philippines-Cebu College administration building, and the Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI) building in Magallanes Street. Continue Reading »

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Nov 26 2010

National Historical Markers for Three Heritage Structures

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The pre-war Bank of the Philippine Islands Building in Magallanes Street.

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) will inaugurate three national historical markers on December 2, 2010 for the Bank of the Philippine Islands Building in Magallanes Street, the University of the Philippines-Cebu College Administration Building in Barangay Lahug, and the Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragosa Church in the southern town of Sibonga.

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