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National Museum turns over restored Bohol watchtowers

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By Dave Albarado

Panglao, Bohol – The National Museum turned over on Wednesday the restored Panglao Watch Tower and the St. Augustine Church, two national cultural treasures that were heavily damaged by the 2013 Bohol earthquake.

The turnover ceremonies follow similar rites held in Maribojoc town on Tuesday where the National Museum turned over the Punta Cruz Watch Tower to the town.

National Museum Director Jeremy Barnes handed back the two Panglao cultural structures to Bishop Alberto Uy of the Diocese of Tagbilaran.

Barnes was also present at Tuesday’s turnover of the Punta Cruz Watch Tower.

Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco Jr. gave a brief history lesson on the construction of watchtowers in key areas in Bohol.

Bohol has six watchtowers forming a network to warn the populace against marauders.

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