Loboc Church in Bohol Collapses Due to 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake
Heartbreaking news folks..
As the 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake hits Central Visayas and some parts of Mindanao earlier today, it was shocking to see photos of one of our Philippine Gems, the famous 400-year-old Loboc Church would be down to nearly ashes.
It is truly devastating to realize that the Loboc Church, one of Bohol’s major tourist attractions will no longer be seen standing mighty for the next generation to appreciate.
If you’ve been to Bohol, I’m sure you’ve visited and stopped by Loboc Church to pray and take a photo or two. You are truly lucky indeed to have seen Loboc Church in its original structure. Personally, I feel really heart broken as I will never get the chance to witness this majestic structure anymore.
I have long dreamed of visiting Bohol to experience the culture and witness jaw-dropping sights like the famous Chocolate Hills, meet Tarsiers , get to experience dolphin feeding, the Loboc River cruise and visit the Loboc Church. But I guess I would just have to visit the Loboc Church and honor its remains when I visit before the year ends.
Here are some photos I got online about the current devastating state of Loboc Church….
A few months ago, WhenInManila photographer Frank Ruaya was lucky enough to visit bohol and take a photo of the famous Loboc Church…
Noticed the century-old structure at the background? Yes, it was the famous Loboc Church in Bohol. I was fortunate to have had a glimpse of this Landmark which can no longer be seen in its majestic form from today moving forward
Just earlier today, around 8:20a, a twin 7.2 m earthquake struck the visayas area (and believed to include some parts of mindanao as well). Epicenter was found to be in Carmen, Bohol, a nearby town of Loboc where the church was located. ~Frank Ruaya
As we mourn for the lost lives and properties damaged by this calamity, let us also mourn for the loss of yet another Philippine gem that is the Loboc Church. =(
What are your thoughts about this news? Have you visited the Loboc Church before? I would appreciate it if you could write about your experiences at the comment box provided below.
Keep Safe Everyone!
UPDATE: Here is some extra CCTV video footage of the earthquake in Cebu City Philippines
Earthquake in Cebu City Philippines
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