The churches of Dauin, Zamboaguita, and Lazi in Siquijor are now restored through the government funds. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines has formally turned over these churches to the Diocese of Dumaguete. A total of 60 Million Pesos was used for the restoration of the three churches.
San Isidro Labrador Parish Church in Lazi, Siquijor
The San Isidro Labrador Parish Church in Lazi is one of the oldest churches in the island of Siquijor. Aside from the historical value, the Lazi Church along with the Lazi Convent i
Dauin Church and Zamboaguita Church
The St. Nicolas of Tolentino Church in Dauin and the St. Isidore the Farmer Church in Zamboaguita are now restored with the government funding provided by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. Three years ago, the Dauin Church and mainly the bell tower area was falling apart. No one was allowed to walk near the church due to the hazard of falling stones. Now, both churches can be used again for the Holy Eucharistic celebration and more.
Turn Over Ceremony of Churches Restored
The first turnover ceremony was on August 27, 2019 (Tuesday) in the municipality of Lazi in Siquijor province. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines deputy executive director Carminda Arevalo led a six-member team from NHCP for the turnover of the historical marker and completed restoration project.
Dumaguete Bishop Julito Cortes was on hand to receive the project, and witnessed by architect Reynaldo Lita, chief of the Historic Preservation Division of the NHCP; Lazi Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Anecito Gutierrez, Lazi Mayor James Monte, and Msgr. Julius Perpetuo Heruel.