VLOG: Cry of help from Loon
MANILA, Philippines - Loon, a town in Bohol, is one of the hardest hit by the earthquake that struck, Tuesday Oct. 15.
Voltaire Tupaz filed this video blog from Loon.
Loon is one of the hardest hit towns in Bohol. It is 20 km away from the epicenter of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Central Visayas.
It is hard to reach the town by land. We came here by boat. We were met by silence, cracked roads, destroyed houses. The town is deserted.
The people evacuated to the town plaza beside what used to be the Loon church.
The church was built 260 years ago. It withstood wars and storms. It crumbled during the earthquake.
Fr. Joel Ruyeras, Our Lady of Light Parish Priest: "The good thing is (that) the community, merong set-up and, unang-una, they are helping each other."
What the people are asking are not only prayers but also help not only to rebuild their church but also their lives.
Voltaire Tupaz, Rappler, Loon.
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