Saint Anne Church in Taguig City
This 400 year old church was a survivor of war and calamities but still held its ground and now the center of Catholic Churches in Taguig City, Philippines. The town celebrates it town fiesta every July 26.
centuries-old acacia tree within the church patio
The old acacia tree ( Samanea saman ) is a mute witness to the revolution of 1896 , the American occupation of the town , the Japanese atrocities during the war and the post war economic boom of the town.
collection of various church artifacts
The church had accumulated collection of priest vestments, books, baptismal record, old photographs, antique santos set in a museum.
Ms. Sandra Aguinaldo -program host ” I-Witness report “
Ms. Sandra Aguinaldo – I-Witness program host , segment writer and reporter featured this in ” Puno ng Kasaysayan” or ” Historical Trees” episode of the program aired last October 7 , 2008 early Tuesday morning on GMA kapuso channel 7.
In some instances , people within the community believed that there are unseen spirits living within these heritage trees. Cutting or hurting these trees made some environmental group like tree huggers a crusade that is worth emulating .
tree huggers with Ms. Sandra Aguinaldo
In a country plagued with selective amnesia especially in history and heritage , where saving heritage trees are not a priority of the government . It is almost up to the communities where these trees lives to nurture and save these trees.