More tragedies after Oslob?

By Jobers Bersales
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 12:28:00 03/27/2008

The dawn fire that gutted the 160-year-old convent and church in Oslob last Tuesday should serve as an eye-opener to the Catholic hierarchy and the faithful concerning the dangers that lurk behind these old structures that badly need rewiring. This tragic loss of an important heritage of the Augustinian friar-builders, Bishop Santos Gomez Marañon and Fray Julian Bermejo, in southern Cebu will not be the last if nothing is done soon to raise funds to rehabilitate all of these glorious structures built largely by Filipino masons and carpenters during the latter half of the Spanish colonial period in Cebu.