Camiguin Governor Maria Luisa Romualdo led local officials in yesterday’s ceremonial unveiling of the markers of three of the province’s famous tourist destinations which were recently declared as National Cultural Treasures – Guinsiliban Moro Watch Tower, Bonbon Church Ruins and Sunken Cemetery.
Shown below are photos during the marker unveiling ceremony of the Moro Watch Tower located at Barangay North Poblacion, Guinsiliban, which is believed to be what remains of a typical fortress where locals built to detect incoming pirate Muslims or ‘Moros’.
Meanwhile, the Old Church Ruins at Barangay Bonbon in Catarman town is what remains of a much larger church complex built in 1806 which includes a convent and a bell tower. The volcanic eruption which took place on May 1, 1871, destroyed everything leaving only the ruins that we see today.
Finally, the popular Sunken Cemetery off Catarman is one of the most visited spots in Camiguin. The large cross seen today was built in 1982 and marks the spot where the old town cemetery was located until the same volcanic eruption which destroyed Bonbon Church caused the ground to collapse sinking the cemetery underwater.
with photos by PIA Camiguin