Loboc : After the Quake

Philippines

On October 15th 2013 a huge earthquake hit central Philippines, centred on the island of Bohol, killing over 200 people. Sadly this was quickly overshadowed by the even more destructive typhoon which ripped through the country only a month later. We visited Bohol 4 months after the quake where we discovered only minimal repair money had reached the island and the people who desperately need it. The viewing platform for the Chocolate Hills, one of the Philippines most iconic images and biggest tourist attractions, was completely destroyed. As was the oldest church on the island in Loboc and the only vehicle road crossing the river. Despite all this we were awed by the beauty of the island and it’s people.

Photos taken in Loboc, Philippines in February 2014. To find out more or donate click here.