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Cebturies-old ‘retablo’ of San Pedro Bautista church in Quezon City given ‘Midas touch’

The 17th-century main and side retablo or altarpieces of Santuario de San Pedro Bautista in San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City, has fallen victim to the gilding craze sweeping over the Spanish colonial churches of the Philippines in the past years, heritage advocates say. Dedicated to the Franciscan martyr who established San Francisco del Monte as a hermitage in the late 16th century, the stone church---now part of a larger church---and its Baroque main and side retablo date back to the 17th century.

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