Gov Chatto: Bohol still a tourist destination
TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines – The Governor of Bohol is confident the province can bounce back from the earthquake and still remain a tourist destination.
Bea Cupin files this video blog.
Destruction and devastation – that's what most people think now when you say the word Bohol. But the province will not be defeated.
Ten of Bohol's historic churches – gems not only of the province but of the country – are partially damaged or in ruins as a result of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Central Visayas.
We spoke to Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto earlier and he said this is not the end of Bohol's heritage sites.
We're much excited to turn around this temporary setback into an asset for Bohol. Because our destruction of churches, it can be rebuilt.
Assuming that it will still take some time to rebuild it. Many tourists would like to see ruins, would like to see how it looks now compared to how it looked before. And that will be part of the story. That will be part of history.
Still, several towns in Bohol are in dire need of help. Several LGUs, such as Antequera and Maribojoc, are still out of power as of 3:16 pm. As a result, the water supply is still a problem.
Bea Cupin, Rappler, Tagbilaran City. – Rappler.com