A Tragedy in Bohol, Philippines

October 15,2013

I was waiting for my flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia when I got a message from a friend. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in Cebu and Bohol, Philippines; my hometown. I immediately dialed home and got hold of my mom. It was a real relief when I heard her voice. She told me how they panicked when it started shaking so hard and things inside the house started to fall. They ran outside the house and stayed away from big buildings. While I was talking to her,she would tell me when there’s an after shock. As of this time, about 850 aftershocks have been registered.

After talking to her,  I immediately browsed the news and was so horrified at the images. Bohol is known for its century old churches, what I saw were ruins. The  epicenter of the earthquake was in Carmen which is where the Chocolate Hills is. It was disheartening to see the destruction. About 80 people died because of buildings crumblings. Thankfully, it was a national holiday so nobody was at school and most people stayed at their homes.

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Mother nature gave Bohol bountiful natural beauty, she also has the power to destroy them. Tragedy happens every where, the only option is to pray and be safe in the thought that other people are thinking and trying to help in whatever way they can.

I wrote about a post about Bohol and the photo below is the result of the earthquake.

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I saw this image as my friend’s profile picture and thought it appropriate indeed.

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I’m writing this on my phone so please excuse the format and errors. I’m out for 10 days but I’ll be updating via Twitter @momentsinurlife.

Keep safe everyone.

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