Renovated Manila Cathedral fitted with CCTV cameras, lighting systems set to reopen on March 25

Will the improvements draw more churchgoers?

Tricia Aquino of reports that the Manila Cathedral-Basilica is set to reopen its doors to the public in March after nine months of restoration work.

According to the report, "all major events of the Archdiocese of Manila will be again celebrated in the Basilica" beginning March 25 after they were transferred to Paco Church during the restoration period. The cathedral's reopening is scheduled on the same day as the feast of the Solemnity of the Annunciation.


Msgr. Nestor Cerbo, the church rector, said the cathedral has been installed with "audio-video systems, interior and exterior lighting, and a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system" during the renovation period. Restoration work was also done on its bronze doors, marble fittings and pews.


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