Balangiga church to expose historic bells to public

Published November 15, 2018, 6:25 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Leslie Ann Aquino

The Balangiga church in Eastern Samar is planning to expose its historic bells to the public upon its arrival here in the country.

“The plan is to expose the bells first to the public for days… before bringing it to the belfry,” Balangiga Parish Priest Serafin Tybaco told CBCP News.

He said the bells may also be placed in a museum.

But, Tybaco stressed that these are just initial plans as they are still finalizing their preparations to welcome back the bells.

“It will depend on the developments from our meetings with the Borongan Diocese, local government unit, and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines,” said the priest.

He also said that they will be discussing security matters with regards to the bells by employing additional security guards for the parish.

And with the expected return of the bells, Tybaco said they could not believe that what they have been longing for is finally happening.

“The feeling is overwhelming and unexplainable that what we have been hoping for will finally happen,” he said.

According to Tybaco they expect the Balangiga Bells to arrive in the country between mid-December to early January.