Dauis Church and Loay Church Damaged After Earthquakes Rock Philippines

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 15, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Dauis Church and Loay Church were damaged by the earthquakes that hit the Philippines on Tuesday, starting with a 7.2 magnitude quake and followed by a series of strong aftershocks.

The historic churches are in Bohol, where the quake’s epicenter originated. While numerous cities and towns in the Philippines are damaged, Bohol Island suffered the heaviest damage.

Locals expressed sadness on social media following the pictures emerging of the damaged churches in the area.

“Loay Church in ruin .. #awful,” said Jonas Santos. 

“Baclayon chuch, Dauis Church, Loboc Church, Loay Church… </3 My heart breaks! I want to cryyyyyy!!!!!! :'(” said Katrina Ibarra.

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.