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Nationwide Museum Turns Over Restored Loay Watchtower in Bohol

Loay Watchtower in Bohol

(Tagbilaran Metropolis, Bohol) The Nationwide Museum has formally turned over the newly-restored Loay Watchtower to the native authorities, as a part of the reconstruction and restoration of Bohol’s heritage websites.

Bamboo footbridge leading to the Spanish Watchtower in Laoay Bohol
Bamboo footbridge resulting in the Spanish Watchtower in Laoay Bohol

In keeping with Nationwide Museum Assistant Director Angel P. Bautista, who spearheaded the turnover at Villalimpia, the native authorities unit of Loay has cooperated and gave full assist within the completion of the restoration of the watchtower.  He added that the Nationwide Museum will proceed to provide assist within the preservation of heritage websites in Loay.

Laoy Bohol LGU and people from the National Museum during the turnover ceremony
Nationwide Museum CPRD with Laoay, Bohol Mayor Rochelle Brigitte Lim Imboy throughout the turnover ceremony

Nationwide Museum turned over the newly-restored watchtower to Mayor Rochelle Brigitte Imboy-Abutazil. For her half, Abutazil stated that this may additional strengthen the cultural id of the city.

In 2011, the Loay Watchtower was declared as a Nationwide Cultural Treasure, together with different historic towers in Bohol situated in Maribojoc, Dauis, Panglao, Pamilican, and Balilihan.

Loay Spanish Watchtower
Loay Spanish Watchtower

Nevertheless, Loay watchtower was among the many heritage websites broken throughout the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 2013.

The century-old Spanish watchtower was erected in 1796 and is made up of brick tiles and coral stones.

Loay Watchtower
Loay Watchtower

It served as lookout space towards to Muslim intruders who used to assault the coastal cities of Bohol. Individuals are warned to cover in fortresses constructed inside Loay every time Muslims assault the world.

Because the tower do not need an entrance, it has been stated that early settlers could have positioned a ladder or hooked up a rope into the tower.

Loay Watchtower in Bohol
Loay Watchtower in Bohol

The watchtowers in different neighboring cities have been additionally constructed towards Muslim invaders.

Spanish Watchtower in Laoay Bohol
Spanish Watchtower in Laoay Bohol

Apart from the Loay watchtower restoration, a 700-meter bamboo boardwalk was additionally put in as an entry going to the tower. It provides a wide ranging view of the encompassing mangrove forest and the ocean.

The turnover was held a day after the inauguration of the Nationwide Museum in Bohol.

In the meantime, Loay’s Holy Trinity Church in Loay was restored final 12 months by the Nationwide Historic Fee of the Philippines (NHCP).

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