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Sinking Bell Tower St. William's Cathedral (Laoag City)

Requested from NHCP by J. Guintu at 09:42 PM on Mar 02, 2022.
Purpose: Research and development
Date of Coverage: 02/01/2022 - 03/02/2022
Tracking no: #NHCP-749746909235

Guintu 09:42 PM, Mar 02, 2022

Hi! I would like to request information regarding:

a) Any legitimate background/information regarding the bell tower
b) Data or documentation proving that the bell tower is really sinking (if there are any)
c) Elevation and Structural Plans of the bell tower (if there are any)

Officer 04:10 PM, Mar 03, 2022

March 3, 2022

Dear Jeibrix Gerard Guintu,


Thank you for your request dated Mar 02, 2022 09:42:39 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Sinking Bell Tower St. William's Cathedral (Laoag City).

Response to Request

We regret to inform you that we do not have a copy of the documentary information that you are looking for. Moreover, the information you are requesting is not related to the NHCP's transactions and operations. Please note that the NHCP cannot grant requests with the nature of historical research since the NHCP has its own research agenda and publications program. However, you may visit the NHCP Library to use our resources for your research.

Since the St. William the Hermit Cathedral Parish is a private structure, we suggest that you coordinate with the property owner. You may directly coordinate with their Rector, Fr. Carlito "Joey" Ranjo, at 

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Thank you.


FOI Receiving Officer


Guintu 12:11 PM, Mar 27, 2022

Good day!

I would like to request if you have the contact information of the St. Williams Cathedral in Laoag, Ilocos Norte. Unfortunately, the email referred to us by Madam Roscelle Cruz,, was the Parish Youth Ministry of Saint William the Hermit Cathedral of San Fernando, La Union. Thank you very much!

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