Last October 15, 2013, the Island of Bohol was badly affected by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which left the six heritage churches of Bohol heavily damaged.
Baclayon Church in Bohol before the Earthquake
Just like Pampanga, Cebu, Quezon, Manila, Iloilo and Bicolandia, Bohol has numerous century old historical landmarks that is considered as National Treasures of the Philippines.
NCCA identified the national cultural treasures affected as the following: Church of San Pedro in Loboc, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon, the Church of Our Lady of Light in Loon, Maribojoc Church, the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Dauis, and another 19th century church in Loay Bohol.
Here are some of the Photos of Bohol Churches before and after the Earthquake:
Church of San Pedro in Loboc Before and After (Photo: @JAMICH Twitter)
Photos of Bohol Churches after the Earthquake / Photo Credit: @jedcortes Twitter
Loon Church photo by @LailRara Twitter
Saint Vincent Parish Church in Maribojoc Bohol by @rod_bolivar Twitter
Various Bohol Churches Photos after the Earthquake by @Amirkimpoy Twitpic
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts, National Historical Commission of the Philippines, and the National Museum have expressed their commitment to rehabilitate the ten heritage churches damaged by the quake both in Cebu and Bohol.