Slideshow: Bohol Heritage Churches Then & Now (Eathquake Aftermath)


At exactly 8:12 AM (GMT +8) of October 15, 2013, a powerful earthquake with magnitude 7.2 struck Central Visayas with epicenter on the east of the town of Carmen in the island of Bohol. The earthquake was also felt in Cebu, Negros, Leyte, Siquijor, Guimaras, Panay, Masbate and parts of Bicol and Mindanao.

A total of 222 people were reported dead, 8 were missing, and 976 people were injured, while a lot of structures are reportedly collapsed and severely damaged including centuries-old heritage churches of Bohol.

Here are the photos of the heritage churches of Baclayon, Dauis, Loay, Loboc, Loon, Clarin, Inabanga and Maribojoc in their original state and their state after the powerful earthquake.

Credits to the original owners of the photos.


  1. Heartbreaking photos. Such loss of history and culture.

  2. Wow. Those are brilliant but devastating photos. Great work to get the before and after but it looks so cruel with the beauty of them beforehand

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  4. Keating

    It is about time for the church to wake up. Soon people will start asking where their money/donations go…It is time to act responsibly now before the people do a rally against the church. Thank you.

  5. Albert Imperial

    @ catholic church management, what happened to the tithes offered to you by your patrons? was well spent for your personal use?

  6. Jose M. Alesna

    What is said in the aforementioned is true. The message is now for all to make a change or the time to change.

  7. Kei

    This could be a wake up call to the Catholic Priest to stop meddling with the affairs of the state, but take care of their own churches instead.

    1. enero

      ?? blamers.. are idiots.. get a shovel, lend some hands, dude!

  8. Gabriel

    The message here is very clear…. the real God not only doesn’t dwell in those stone buildings but also despise what with in its walls and what it stands for

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  10. Jeeboy

    If they only spend the Millions on retrofitting this Churches instead of keeping it in their own pocket it will be one of the best places that the pilgrimage tour will be tourinng.

  11. This is so devastating. =( Prayers to all who got affected.

  12. elizabeth Agbulos

    Hope The people will get the message why these Damages happened!

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