Netizens post scenes from Bohol quake

By |

Screengrab from http://storify.com/inquirerdotnet/netizens-posts-photos-of-7-2-magnitude-earthquake

MANILA, Philippines – Photos of collapsed churches and infrastructure trended online on Tuesday as netizens and media scrambled to get as much information on the devastation caused by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol, Cebu and nearby provinces.

Most shared were photos of the heavily-damaged Loboc Church and Baclayon Church in Bohol. Both centuries-old churches are heritage sites and main tourist attractions in the province.

Others showed a fallen balcony of Gaisano Country Mall in Cebu and Cebu Doctors hospital which caught fire during the earthquake.

On Twitter, Filipinos called the images “heartbreaking” while others asked for prayers.

Related Stories:

4 dead as 7.2 quake hits Bohol

7.2 quake hits Bohol–Phivolcs

Recent Stories:

Fans mourn loss of K-pop idol 4 mins elapsed Transform the way you do business 34 mins elapsed How Stephanie and Jessica Kienle are creating the unexpected 39 mins elapsed Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars’ accounts 56 mins elapsed John Legend live in Manila Sept. 26 1 hour elapsed Obama orders 350 more US troops to Baghdad—White House 1 hour elapsed Property developer plans ‘ultra high-end’ condos 1 hour elapsed PR 2.0 in the time of social media 1 hour elapsed
Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

  • jediknight

    swerte ng mga pulitikong nagsuspend ng mga classes sa metro manila. nalimutan na ang pagsipsip nila sa INC. biro mo sa manila lang ginawa ng INC yung activities nila, sinuspend na classes sa buong metro manila! laking kagaguhan nun, pero mga pulitiko kasi e, kaya kailangang magpalakas para makuha ang boto ng INC!

  • ricardoricafort

    the country is in ring of fire…a lot of volcanoes..I suspect Bohol’s so-called chocolate hills are created by geological formations motivated by magma underground….sad to say that Philippine Islands are really full of natural calamities…..not really because people are sinful…that is something else

  • Hannibal

    I’d say Jesus is angry with the priests.

    • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

      And with you, too.

      With all of us.

    • Pangasugan

      If so, then Jesus is STUPID and incompetent. He did not harm the priests but destroyed churches.

      • Hannibal

        Jesus was a good man but after he died people turned him into a stupid and incompetent god.

  • agecee

    The funds Enrile Jinggoy and Revilla stole could have been used to improve the structural support or renovation of those old buildings

  • naya88

    I told my daughter that a trip to Bohol would probably be one of our gifts to her after graduation this April 2014. So sad…we won’t be able to see or touch the church buildings as they were for centuries…

  • Anti-Pork lover boy

    Buti walang nagsimba.

  • strangelyfeelingfine

    Old Churches without steel rebars are dangerous! I hope they understand that, especially those built before 1930s.

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement Advertisement