Weekly Roundup: Aftershock


The biggest Philippine news last week was the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol, and we are one with the whole nation in helping our fellow Filipinos in Central Visayas to get back up on their feet.

That’s why for this weekly roundup, we’ll focus on stories from that fateful day.

Bohol Churches: Before and After Photos

Out of Town Blog gives us a sad look at the before and after photos of the churches in Bohol, which sustained the most damage from the earthquake. Below is Church of San Pedro in Loboc, photo by @JAMICH from Twitter.


The Fall of Basilica Santo Niño Belfry Video

In the age of smartphones, it’s inevitable that videos from the earthquake would do the rounds of social media. One of the most shocking is the video below which captures the fall of the Basilica Santo Niño Belfry in Cebu.

Check out HabagatCentral for a personal account of how it felt to see the aftermath of the earthquake at the Basilica.

Give Donations

For those who would like to help and send in donation, Move.PH, in cooperation with several other organizations, has compiled the list of centers and establishments where you could bring your relief items.

Check out this page: #ReliefPH: Help the Visayas earthquake victims

What To Donate

Finally, if you don’t know what to give for the victims. Cebu-based social news website, TenMinutes.ph gives us the 10 things most needed by earthquake victims in Bohol.

  1. Food (noodles and canned goods)
  2. Water
  3. Clothes
  4. Blanket
  5. MORE volunteers
  6. Insect repellent
  7. Medicines like antibiotics and Dopamine
  8. Sutures
  9. Tents
  10. Intravenous fluids like dextrose and volume expanders

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