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[dropcap letter="T"]he 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol had “an energy equivalent to around 32 Hiroshima atomic bombs,” according to Renato Solidum, director of the  Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Many centuries-old churches were affected by the earthquake, as far away as Cebu. Officials of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts are calling on the public to stay away from the damaged churches for safety as well as to prevent further damage to the structures.


With some of the churches considered National Cultural Treasures, appeals are also being made to the public to safeguard artifacts and relics that may be found in the rubble.






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The NCCA has started its efforts on assessing the damage. If you know information about other efforts to repair the damage and attend to these treasures, please let us know through the comments section.

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