Press Release
November 13, 2018

Statement of Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto

On the Return of the Church Bells of Balangiga

The return of the bells restores a severed historical connection between a proud people and their brave forebears.

After more than a century, the descendants will now be able to hear the bells which summoned their ancestors to prayers, to safety, to work, and to the defense of their land.

The bells are more than church artifacts, but will serve as a reminder of courage, which when rang will give out the sound of freedom.

This is a joyous occasion for us all.

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