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.
By Pablo A. Tariman
Some heritage churches in Cebu and Bohol are memorable because of the concerts that took place in them.
By Boboi Costas
On the day a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Cebu and Bohol, these islands landed in the Top 5 Islands in Asia list of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
By Levine Andro Lao
If worse comes to worst, the Church of San Pedro Apostol in Loboc, Bohol, heavily damaged by last Tuesday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake, can no longer be rebuilt and rehabilitated and will be left as it is, the ruins of a once-magnificent structure whose more than a quarter-of-a-century of existence has been cut short by the wrath of nature.
Pride of PlaceBy Augusto F. Villalon
In a matter of minutes, Bohol and Cebu churches collapsed into piles of rubble.
By Tarra Quismundo
The Spanish Embassy in Manila is exploring ways to help the Philippines reconstruct Spanish-era churches that have been destroyed or damaged in a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Central Visayas on Tuesday.
It doesn’t matter which part of the country (or even the world) you’re in—there are ways to help. Schools, government agencies and nonprofit organizations are all collecting relief for the victims of the earthquake that hit Bohol, Cebu and other parts of Visayas. Here are some.
The earthquake that struck the central Philippines and killed at least 144 people also dealt a serious blow to the region’s historical and religious legacy by heavily damaging a dozen or more churches, some of them hundreds of years old.