"We call on the Philippine government to allot funds for the proper reconstruction and restoration of these heritage churches which are priceless Philippine cultural treasures. We also ask government cultural agencies, particularly the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, National Historical Commission of the Philippines and National Museum, to take the lead in restoration efforts and move as one," the group said.
They said the destruction should convince the national government to fund "periodic maintenance and preventive measures, such as retrofitting of our built heritage, to protect them from incidents of this magnitude in the future." -from source
|300-year-old Church of San Pedro Apostol, Loboc, Bohol|
|Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Baclayon, Bohol |
the second oldest stone church in the Philippines
|Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Loay, Bohol, |
locally referred to as Santissima Trinidad Parish
|Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Dauis, Bohol|
|Church of Our Lady of Light, Loon, Bohol|
|Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, Cebu|
Will they ever look and feel the same again?
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