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Bohol quake: Remembering, healing at 8:12 a.m. Wednesday


  CEBU—At exactly 8:12 a.m. on Wednesday, at least a thousand Catholic devotees stood in silence for about a minute in the middle of the Mass at the pilgrim center of the Basilica Minore de Sto. Niño in downtown Cebu City.   They then lit candles and offered prayers for the 223 people who died […]

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cebu congregation observes quake anniversary

A GIRL holds her image of the Holy Child Jesus while attending the novena Mass inside the pilgrim center at  Basilica del Sto. Niño in downtown Cebu City. Jessie Cubijano/CONTRIBUTOR

At least 1,000 people gathered at the Basilica del Sto. Niño in downtown Cebu City Wednesday morning to mark the first anniversary of the earthquake that destroyed the church’s century old belfry and killed 12 persons in Cebu.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bohol to remember earthquake, people’s unity in rising up again

BACLAYON Church in ruins after the  7.2-magnitude  quake that struck Bohol province last year TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

For the first time in a year, the church bells of the Holy Cross Parish will ring at exactly 8:12 a.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 15) for 33 seconds.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

The Bohol quake a year after and the ruins left behind

Church of Our Lady of Light, Loon Bohol after  being heavily damaged by the October 15 earthquake that occured in the province 1 year ago. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

On Oct. 15, 2013 at 8:12 a.m., a 7.5 earthquake, the deadliest in 23 years, devastated the provinces of Bohol and Cebu, killing 222 people and leaving in ruins centuries-old churches. Heavily damaged were the Church of San Pedro Apostol in Loboc, Church of Our Lady of Light in Loon, the Santisima Trinidad Parish in Loay, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception in Baclayon, Our Lady of Assumption Church in Dauis, St. Isidore the Farmer Church in Tubigon and the Santa Cruz Church in Maribojoc.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino gets own share of disasters: ‘Yolanda,’ Bohol quake, ‘Glenda’


In one fell swoop, a super typhoon of unprecedented strength converted Eastern Visayas into a wasteland. Nearly a month before, a titanic earthquake brought down centuries-old churches in Bohol. Eight months later, blasts of air shut down Metro Manila.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »