Last Tuesday, October 15, 2013, a 7.2 earthquake rocked the Visayas region of the Philippines. The main areas hit by the quake are Cebu and Bohol.
A friend of mine recently posted a blog about what she felt about this tragedy especially since she just came from Bohol for a vacation.
I can relate with her because of this video.
This video shows the Basilica Del Sto. Nino and the partial collapse of its belfry. Earlier this year I went to Cebu and was lucky enough to see this church and its interiors. It’s right beside the Magellan’s Cross which I posted here in my site a couple of month’s ago.
It’s sad to see these old churches and historical sites collapse or get damaged but in all honesty there is very little that humans can do. I read somewhere that a 7.2 earthquake is roughly equivalent to 32 Hiroshima bombs. What are the chances of an old building like this have against that immense power? If mother nature wants to claim back what is hers she can.
I just hope that one day the people of Cebu and the other affected areas can stand up again like what Filipinos normally do. We always get up no matter how big the challenge is. Also, I hope that they can rebuild or fix the damaged parts of the historic sites – yes it will no longer be authentic but at least it will be available for other generations to see and experience.