Churches Destroyed, Lives Lost

Just as I was enjoying the good things that happened at the start of this month, waking up in the morning of October 15 learning about the earthquake in Central Visayas really saddened me. I heard myself say "Oh my God!" when I saw Loboc Church severely damaged.


If you've been following my blog or you're a facebook friend, you know I've been posting about my Bohol-Cebu trip for months now. I'm actually 2 posts away from ending the series.  I was only there last March and seeing most of the places I've been to got devastated by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, it really gave me the chills.

Chocolate Hills

 Bohol Cebu Pre Earthquake
waiting for my turn to have my photo taken, March 2013

Bohol Cebu Pre Earthquake

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Loboc Church and Bell Tower

 Bohol Cebu Pre Earthquake 

Bohol Cebu Pre Earthquake

Bohol Cebu Pre Earthquake
Loboc Bridge and the church at the background, March 2013

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Baclayon Church


 Bohol Cebu Pre Earthquake
Baclayon Church with Padre Pio's image, March 2014

Bohol Cebu Pre Earthquake
inside the Baclayon Museum, March 2013

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Dauis Church
 Bohol Cebu Pre Earthquake
with Miss Vi, March 2013

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 Basilica del Sto. Nino 

Bohol Cebu Pre Earthquake

Bohol Cebu Pre Earthquake
with the BF, July 2011


 I also read that some parts of Sta Monica Church in Albur got damaged while the Panglao bell tower was spared. 

I cried the other night while I was watching the news when I saw families crying for help and some lamenting over the loss of their loved ones. I pray that they may find comfort in this time of sorrow.

I hope the tarsiers are safe too...

Tarsier, Bohol 2008
Old Tarsier Conservation Area, May 2008

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