By Fran Katigbak
No matter where their feet take them, those with chronic wanderlust will always feel love—through the surroundings, experiences or the people they meet. But travellers can give the love back, too, and do something for the community of their destination.
Pride of PlaceBy Augusto F. Villalon
The recent earthquake brought many Bohol houses down. Other structures simply collapsed. With an earthquake that strong, whose impact was compounded by many major aftershocks, only the most structurally sound of houses managed to remain standing.
By PJ Enriquez
The Philippines is famous for its New Year’s Eve celebrations, especially when they’re held by the sea or on the beach. We decided to go to Bohol and celebrate the crossover, and it seemed like the right choice.
Ladies Who LunchBy Thelma Sioson San Juan
I never experienced a Baguio that cold and that crowded as I did last weekend. It was as if people, suddenly scared of storms and seas, flocked to this mountain resort instead, in the days after Christmas and right before the new year.
Roots and WingsBy Cathy S. Babao
The experience of shuttling back and forth from Manila to Ormoc and various parts of Bohol over the last six weeks has given me an even deeper appreciation of the importance of each day, the value of speaking from the heart and leaving nothing unsaid, and the grace of a grateful heart.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
An initial framework for action has been drawn up by foreign and Filipino experts to repair and reconstruct precious heritage churches in Central Visayas, mostly in Bohol, severely damaged during the recent massive earthquake and Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
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Still reeling from the massive earthquake that leveled their historic churches, such as the picturesque Dauis Church, Boholanos braced themselves for the wrath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda”—a wrath which, thankfully for them, never quite came. Photographer PJ Enriquez was in Bohol and captured these dramatic, sobering images of Bohol during the typhoon, and the almost [...]
MenuBy Margaux Salcedo
It almost feels as if the country’s faith is being tested, with a supertyphoon immediately following a super earthquake, and the casualty statistics hitting not only hundreds but the tens of thousands.
Set in CebuBy Kaye Luym-Sala
‘In a gentle way, you can shake the world,” Mahatma Gandhi once said. When a 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook Bohol and, to a thankfully much lesser degree, Cebu, last Oct. 15, several individuals as well as private and nongovernment organizations in the Queen City of the South proved Gandhi’s words true. They responded to the violent tremors with a gentle yet successful push to mobilize relief efforts for devastated Bohol—in effect making a difference, or “shaking the world,” as the venerable one would say.
Pride of PlaceBy Augusto Villalon
Although the destruction of Bohol and Cebu churches is devastating, even more disastrous is the loss of lives and livelihood that takes precedence over the loss of heritage in the massive post-earthquake reconstruction effort.