National Cultural Figures that Destroyed by the Earthquake in Central Visayas Region ~ Kwentology


Aside from buildings and homes that were damaged by the earthquake. Historic churches also received appalling destruction in Bohol and Cebu. The churces we considered as national culture treasure and historical landmarks are almost destroyed.

Image of Churches that Destroyed by Earthquake and Bohol


Earthquake that Crushed Bohol


  1. The Church of Our Lady Immaculate Conception or better known as Baclayon Church. It is almost three-centuries old and considered to be one of the oldest church in the Philippines. It is made of coral stones and joined together using millions of egg whites. It was specified as national treasure in 2010 and nurtured Boholano for long a time. But in an instant, its foundation were almost destroyed and frontal portion of the church was obliterated.
  2. The St. Peter Church in Loboc. Second of the oldest church in Bohol, the Loboc Church and it was built in 17th century. Accompanied with Baclayon Churh, it was declared as national cultural treasure three years ago. But, it is also one of the churches knocked down by an earthquake. Church's wall was damaged making it almost unrecognizable.
  3. Also, another national cultural treasure was affected by the tremor. The Church of the Nuestra Señora de la Luz or Loon Church. It was constructed in 1888, one of proud Visayan region's church. It also knocked by the earthquake and two more of its devotee who were praying inside that time lost their lives.
  4. In the town of Panglao, Dauis Church, these is the remains of Church Lady of the Assumption. The front and back of three-hundred years old churches crumbled. Good thing, the convent near here wasn't damage.
  5. Also, Chocolate Hills in Carmen Bohol, did not survived the earthquake. The piece of the hill crumbled, as the viewing deck and tower here also overturned by tremor.

Faith of Cebuanos Saved the Fate of Cebu


Image of Basílica Minore del Santo Niño


In Cebu City, it served sights for many years not only for Cebuanos but also for tourists—the Basílica Minore del Santo Niño. A national historic landmark home image of Sto. Niño since 1521. But now, bell and its tower were ruined as well. But they are still blessed by Santo Niño because even with on-going mass happened during earthquakes. Luckily, none of its devotees was hurt.


National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) sent groups of experts to examine the damages. Hoping that as people able to regain from the tragedy is also the time to start restoration for the devastated heritages.
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