He original Baclayon Church was
built by the Jesuits in 1595. The
current Church destroyed in this
most recent ‘quake was built in
1724 following another massive
‘quake. The Church was named a
National Historic Treasure of the
Philippines in 1995.
The Baclayon Church was
seriously damaged, yet some
parts of it are still intact.
San Pedro Church in
Loboc. The first church
here was built by the
Jesuit Juan de Torres in
1602. He came from
Baclayon to found the
2nd oldest Christian
Community in Bohol.
Fr de Torres’ 1602 church was
destroyed by fire in 1638. The
church was re-built next to the
site of the previous one. It was
a perfect example of the Jesuit
Colonial Architecture of the 17th
and early 18th centuries. Photo
The Basilica Minore of Santo Niño in Cebu suffered some serious damage as
can be seem from the following photos. There was some slight structural
damage to the main body of the Church but the ‘quake substantially destroyed
the Bell Tower.
The most prized treasures of Santo Niño’s: the original Statue of the Santo
Niño and Magellan’s Cross were undamaged.
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