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Archive for January, 2007

Prudential Bank & Trust Co. (Cebu City)

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

Located at the corner of Magallanes and D.Jakosalem Streets in Cebu City, right at the back of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño is the Prudential Bank and Trust Company building, now occupied by the Bank of the Philippine Islands.

Early 1900s photos at the Santo Niño Museum show this building being occupied by Singer before it became a bank. (Arnold Carl)

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San Diego-Yap House (Cebu City)

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

Built during the late 17th century by the Chinese merchants residing in Pari-an. This was the house of Maria, Eleuterio, and Consolacion Yap. The eldest daughter, Maria Yap, later on married to Don Mariano Sandiego, a Cabeza de Barangay of Parian late 1880’s. At present, this ancestral house is in the custody of Mr. & Mrs. Val Sandiego. This house is currently undergoing renovation and outfitting for a museum. (Arnold Carl)

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Archbishop’s Residence (Cebu City)

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

Located at D. Jakosalem street, the Archbishop’s Palace of Cebu was constructed in 1953 during the incumbency of Julio Cardinal Rosales, the second Archbishop and the first Cardinal-Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Cebu, and the 25th residential bishop of Cebu since 1595. The facade has elements of both Baroque and Romanesque styles.

The original Arzobispado was an oversized Bahay-na-Bato which was once located across the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. However, it was damaged during World War II and another building now stands on its very site.

A few walks away from the Arzobispado is the Shrine of Blessed Pedro Calungsod.

Pope John Paul II was a guest in this house during his pastoral journey to the Philippines in the early 80s. President Ramon Magsaysay also made a stopover in its chapel to pray before flying in an airplane that crashed in Mt. Manunggal.
(Arnold Carl)

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Bantayan Church

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

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Bank of the Philippine Islands (Cebu City)

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

Photo taken by Arnold Carl Sancover

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Compania Maritima (Cebu City)

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

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Capones Island Lighthouse (San Antonio)

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

This light station is on Capones Island, Zambales, off the west coast of Luzon north of Manila. The lighthouse, built off the same plans as Isla de Cabra, is a 56 ft (17 m) square brick tower completed in 1890. The lantern and lens have been replaced with modern equipment. Noche found the tower to be in fairly good condition, but the keeper’s house is in bad shape. In March 2004 the Environmental Protection of Asia Foundation signed an agreement to restore the light station as the Capones Island Marine Conservation Research and Development Center.

For more information on San Antonio, Zambales, read Anawangin Cove in San Antonio, Zambales

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Caraga Church

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

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Lim Bonfing Warehouse (Cebu City)

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

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Danao Church

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