When I saw photos of Loon, Baclayon and Loboc churches on line after the massive earthquake earlier I couldn’t help but feel this deep sadness wash over me. Bohol prides itself for having some of the best preserved centuries old churches (I went to see these churches back in 2009). These historical gems are now in shambles. Today is without a doubt one of the worst times for heritage advocates in this country.
In these difficult times, let’s pray for each other. Far more important are those who perished during this tragic natural disaster and their families. Let’s keep them in our thoughts and reach out to them.