About the book:
Bantayan: Passion. Devotion, Tradition is a 160-page book on 27 processional tableaux or pasos that depict scenes and personages from the Passion and Death of Christ. Every Holy Thursday and Good Friday, these life-size images carved in wood are processioned in Bantayan in a tradition that has been practiced for generations, placing the town on the map of both tourists and Catholic pilgrims and devotees. The spectacle of large carrozas or processional carriages bearing these images has drawn thousands to the island and yet no book has ever been written and published about them until now.
Publisher: University of San Carlos Press
Publication Date: 2016
Size: 230 x 305mm
About the author:
Clodoveo Nacorda or Louie, as he is more popularly called by family and friends, earned his bachelor’s in economics degree from the University of Santo Tomas. He took up post-graduate studies in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, and obtained his doctorate in Public Administration from the Cebu Normal University. He also earned a diploma, the Postgraduate Studies in Cebuano Heritage and Culture, from the University of San Carlos.
Just like his subject for this book, he has been fascinated with santos since his boyhood days and started collecting them and other antiquities as soon as he started working and earning. To him, religious images are, primarily, extensions of an individual’s spirituality and as such, he treats all religious items in his collection as sacred and ensures their safe storage and proper maintenance. When requested by church authorities, he shares some of his santos for public veneration.
Dr. Nacorda is also the author of Handuman: The Rosita Rodriguez-Arcenas Collection of Visayan Santos, also published by USC Press.