The big cross at the summit of Elley Hill is once again lighted to the cheers and delight of the surrounding communities and to the rest who has sensed its significance and usefulness.
It was built during the late 70s by the Parola Association whose sole purpose is to develop the hill as a tourist attraction and/or a pilgrimage destination as it gradually progresses.
As a beacon, the neon-lighted cross serves as a guide in finding oneâ€™s point of direction mostly the fisher folks on their way back home at night when they are out at sea and as a symbol of Godâ€™s glory.
During the 2013 quake, the entire lighting system was totally destroyed, thus since then the cross remains unlighted.
Elley Hill is located at the focal point of boundaries of the three sister barangays located at the northern part of the City of Tagbilaran, namely: Manga, Tiptip, and Ubujan in triangle formation.
Through the initiative of the Knights of Columbus (K of C) Council 14601 of Taloto including Manga, Tiptip, Ubujan and Booy as its member-chapels before, made a caroling in last yearâ€™s Christmas season wherein a portion of the proceeds is spent in relighting the cross as it also bears significance to the councilâ€™s mission and vision.
The Parola Association and the Knights of Columbus join hands in having the cross lighted again for the benefit and welfare of all while looking forward for more significant and meaningful events in the future. (Andres Lagura Dano/president, Parole Builders Association)