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For Bohol folk, quake volunteers are ‘Rizals’

BOHOL wasted no time getting back on its feet after the Oct. 15 7.2-magnitude quake, with tourism quickly rebounding as shown by visitors flocking to the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park just days after the quake. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Jose Rizal came to life in Bohol in the countless of volunteers who helped the province get back on its feet after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake destroyed homes, infrastructure and century-old churches on Oct. 15, according to the province’s officials.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

More bodies being dug up in previously unreached places in Bohol

A landslide which was caused  by Tuesday's 7.2-magnitude earthquake is seen from Cortes township, Bohol province in central Philippines Wednesday Oct. 16, 2013. AP

Apolinario Polinar had his eyes glued to the policemen and soldiers who were digging in the rubble that blocked the Kawasan River in Barangay Villaflor in Clarin.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Faith in the midst of ruins’

MADONNA STATUE AMID RUBBLE  A statue of the Virgin Mary and the Infant Jesus is set at a makeshift altar before a pile of stones that was the 180-year-old Our Lady of Light Church in Loon, Bohol province, a day after a 7.2-magnitude quake destroyed the church.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Two statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary stand—without any blemish—amid the ruins of two churches in Maribojoc and Loon towns in Bohol following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake. It was enough for residents to raise their hopes that life will get better.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Donated bikes keep pupils in school


WHILE DRIVING some tourists to Baclayon town in Bohol province in 2011, businessman Joel Uichico saw some children walking to school. How far did they walk just to get an education? he wondered.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Cebu sea accident toll up, but figures differ

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Philippine Navy divers retrieve a body from the waters off the coast of Talisay city, Cebu province, in central Philippines Saturday Aug. 17, 2013, a day after a passenger ferry MV Thomas of Aquinas collided with a cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete. AP FILE PHOTO

The death toll in last Friday’s collision of two interisland ships off Talisay City has risen to 61, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Tuesday.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »