Saving a Cultural Treasure with 3D Laser Scanning Services

Silang Seeks to Save Church

The Nuestra Señora de Candelaria church in Silang Cavite, built more than five centuries ago, is one of the oldest churches on this island. So when it came time for Father Marty Dimaranan to assess damage after an earthquake struck, he assembled a group of prominent members.

Recreating the Church with 3D Laser Scanning Services

The likes of Aidel Paul Belamide (Founding Member), Rocherrie Bayot, Josefina Liwanag Charito Madlansacay, Phillip Lacson Medina Hilario Pallera Teresita Unabia Lynette Velazco were part and parcel of recreating it using 3D laser scanning services.

The first activity they did together two years later exhibited damaged heritage sites because people needed something tangible following such disasters so there would not be forgotten anymore. The work showcases the importance of 3D laser scanning services for reconstruction and renovations.

Public Consultation

The National Museum is halfway through a project that will see it declare not just Silang Church but also its entire complex: The church with convent and plaza. Digiscript Philippines undertook the 3D scanning services data on behalf of this museum foundation.

The project was before Iconographic Studies could be published later this year following their grant given out through NCPA’s Art+Environment program. They continue to work towards exhibits showcasing the spiritual history and the decoration techniques used throughout time.

Silang Church

The Franciscans first built the Silang Church in 1603. But, they didn’t last long, and their church was destroyed by Fire just two decades later (in 1637).

Juan Salazar attributes to have constructed this present-day structure most likely around that time too; he’s known for his excellent workmanship when building churches all over Pampango province during Spanish colonial rule.

Be sure to include information about where or how it happened and describe what materials were used so we can get an idea if there was anything special about them.

The Retablo “Mayor”

The uppermost relief is a Santo Niño de Ternate, while eye-catching angel heads decorate the flanges of this retablo. The epistle side also has Jesuit saints, but its most attractive feature would have to be Paul Miki and his companions, who were placed into it even before their canonization in 1862.

These brave men suffered greatly for Christ’s sake despite being far from home when he called them on Mount Taraka towards Circus Maximus – now known as “the Place Of Blood.”

The church was renovated in 1989 after surviving an earthquake 80 years ago that destroyed much fabric throughout its structure without any 3D laser scanning services. New windows were installed higher than before to let more light inside.

Silang Town

The Franciscans were the first to evangelize Silang, then a vast area spanning what is now Cavite province. The cities of General Trias and Trece Martires as well towns like Rosario, used to be parts (now ruins), says Father Salviareno de Segura S II., Catholic Bishop Of Nueva Segovia Apraredistotle III.

The town’s 400-year history started with churches that were set on fire by Spaniards during colonial rule; however, all but one church still stands today due in part to its importance which leads us to understand how it was so damaged even though no other structures lay near them at the time.


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