Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mayon Volcano didn't bury Cagsawa Church

Contrary to what you have learned since your Elementary days, Mayon Volcano didn't bury Cagsawa Church.

Albayanon novelist Abdon M. Balde, Jr. recently shared photos of Cagsawa church on his timeline, some supposedly dating as far back as 1928.

The photos clearly show the facade of Cagsawa Church still intact in the early 1900's, despite the widely-held notion that the structure had been buried under pyroclastic debris a century before.

                                                                                                                          Photo from Abdon M. Balde Jr. Facebook account.
Balde says that these photos, if authentic, are proof that the popular notion that Cagsawa church was buried during the 1814 eruption of Mayon volcano is completely false.

He argues that the church may have been destroyed, but it was not buried.

More of the article HERE.

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