Book shows Bohol churches before and after 2013 earthquake

Source: Inquirer 20140825

A new book released earlier this week showcases the churches of Bohol, in their former and current state after the devastating 2013 earthquake that damaged a number of churches.

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Before and after Oct. 15, 2013
Inquirer, 25 August 2014

University of San Carlos (USC) of Cebu and Holy Name University (HNU) of Bohol are set to launch Monday the book “Pagsulay: Churches of Bohol Before and After the Earthquake of 2013.”

Written by Jose Eleazar R. Bersales and photographed by Fr. Generoso Rebayla Jr., SVD, and Estan Cabigas, the 240-page coffee-table book describes in both text and photography the state of the 26 churches in Bohol before and after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the province on Oct. 15, 2013.

Worst affected by the strong tremor were the churches of Loon, the biggest in the Visayas, and Maribojoc. Both are now in ruins. Other iconic churches also suffered from minor to major damages.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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