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Gathering heritage workers


What? A national convention of church heretics?” I could almost imagine my friend jumping from her seat as I explained to her over the phone where I was. Blame it on the winds battering Samar as typhoon Bebeng swept by. We are back here in Tacloban on our last day now of the four-day 7th […]

Posted: May 12th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Newsstand,Opinion | Read More »

Marking and tour guiding


Mayor Ronald Guaren of Oslob is to be congratulated after the town entered the record books as the first in Cebu (and maybe in the entire country?) to have put up official historical markers in two of its many cultural and natural heritage resources, namely: the Oslob Cuartel and the Baluarte or watchtower, structures that […]

Posted: May 5th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Newsstand,Opinion | Read More »

Finding the Metal Age in San Remigio


The media reports, both on TV Patrol as well as this and other newspapers this week, have whipped up a kind of mini-storm in San Remigio, much like the gusts of wind underneath the ABS-CBN helicopter that brought my friend and archaeology supporter Rico Lucena to our excavation site the other day. I am now […]

Posted: April 7th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,Newsstand,Opinion | Read More »