Category Archives: Historical sites

Throwback Thursday: One fine day in Cebu

Two decades and several pounds ago, I was in Cebu for a brief media coverage. I wish I had taken more photos of the temple and other areas that we visited in Cebu.

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Aguinaldo Shrine Curator Alvin Alcid

Do you know what it is like to be a curator or guardian of historical site? Let Alvin Alcid, the curator of Aguinaldo Shrine in Cavite, tell you all about his work. I met Alcid in 2004 while he and his staffs were busy preparing for the 106th celebration of Philippine Independence. Alcid, is the…

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Palo Metropolitan Cathedral after Typhoon Yolanda

This is what’s left of the cathedral edifice a few hours after super typhoon Yolanda hit the island of Leyte. Only the concrete walls remain standing. Experts alone can declare if the edifice is fit for reconstruction or a new church should be built¬† on the same site. See the picture of the church five…

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Palo Metropolitan Cathedral

Palo Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the many interesting tourist spots in Leyte. Constructed in 1596 under the direction of the Jesuits who founded Palo. The church served as evacuation hospital during World War II. Photo credit: Ver Noveno Images

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