Frequently Asked Questions About after the Earthquake and Typhoon in Bohol. Get the latest information about updates on the Bohol Earthquake and typhoon Yolanda.
1. Are there still aftershocks? NO
2. Are the chocolate hills destroyed? NO, only a few have cracks;
3. Are the roads of Bohol passable? YES, and most all damaged roads have been repaired;
4. Are the roads in Tagbilaran passable? YES, and the minor damages are repaired;
5. Are the roads from the airport or pier going to Alona Beach and Panglao passable? YES, there was never a problem;
6. Was the airport damaged? NO, runway had no cracks and terminal building had minor damages which are repaired;
7. Was the port damaged? YES, but only minor damages and cracks in the concrete have been repaired. The terminal building is functioning now;
8. Was Bohol hit by the typhoon? NO, only strong winds and this especially in the north of Bohol, and only minor damages were reported;
9. Was the reef (wall) of Cabilao and Balicasag damaged by the earthquake? NO, not a scratch;
10. Were All churches in Bohol badly damaged? NO, a few collapsed, a few had major damages, some had minor damages. Restoration is in progress;
11. Are all bridges passable on Bohol and the two bridges to Panglao? YES, the bridges to Panglao had only minor damages and are repaired, and all other bridges in Bohol are rebuilt or repaired;
12. Is it safe in Bohol? YES, very safe, actually one of the safest islands in the entire Philippines.
So, what are you waiting for (smile)? Don’t let yourself be discouraged by exaggerated media bullcrab. We live here and we know first hand of what’s going on and we want you to enjoy and to feel safe when thinking about us. It was already safe one day after the earthquake. Even during Yolanda (Typhoon) which hit the Visayas after the earthquake, there was only one day of ferry cancellation. Scuba Diving is great as usual. Water is a bit cooler, which is normal and the visibility is super. Lots of stuff to see and do.
Welcome to paradise.
Please comment below if you have any additional questions!
- Hotel accommodations for Bohol Earthquake Relief Volunteers
- Dao Diamond Hotel in Tagbilaran offers very comfortable dormitory style rooms at a special discounted rate to all volunteer Bohol Earthquake Relief Volunteers.
Portions of the Island of Bohol have been devastated and needs all the help it can get.
Teams of volunteers are needed to:
- Help to demolish damaged homes so that the rebuilding process can begin.
- Set up and erect prefabricated Emergency Hut Houses for people now living in tents.
- Clear way rubble from fallen homes.
- Re-establish water sources for people without clean water
Dao Diamond Hotel offer volunteer groups:
- Reasonable and Comfortable Accommodations
- Special Discounts to Volunteer Groups
- Discounted 25 passenger bus rental for volunteer groups.
- Direct link for volunteers to work with International Aid Organizations
- Direct link to join Emergency Hut House setup teams
- Direct link to join rubble and demolition efforts
Contact Dao Diamond Hotel Directly for the special discount and do not pass through any on-line booking agencies/companies. Contact Dao Diamond Hotel directly at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or going to www.daodiamond.com
Bohol, Philippines – IDEA Joins in the Earthquake Relief Efforts
Bohol Island Devastated by Killer Quake
In less than one minutes on October 15th, the quaint tropical island of Bohol was set back 20 years in development by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and the subsequent 1000 plus aftershocks. The toppling of homes, stores, schools, hospitals, and 500 year old churches were only a foreshadowing of the realities of the long term effects of loss of communications, water, power, and passable roads. Even knowing the death toll is impossible because many communities are totally cut off. Thousands of people have lost their homes, schools have been rendered unusable, as well as many hospitals and government buildings.
IDEA has been serving on Bohol for over 30 years and immediately began assisting those in need after the quake from food to temporary shelters.
IDEA has deaf schools in the two worst hit towns on the island. Both Sagbayan and Loon towns have been terribly impacted. Our first priority is to care for the kids, teachers, and dorm parents. As our dormitories have been badly damaged, we need to repair or reconstructed them. This is also true with classrooms. Extra measures are needed to get food and water to these schools as supply routes are almost totally destroyed in some areas. Funds are greatly needed to accomplish these tasks.
We are so fortunate to be able to initially field 35 well-trained deaf men who are experts in construction. Our goal is to: make building materials available to those who have lost everything. Within four weeks we will add to our core group of deaf men and have three construction teams permanently set up in the worst hit areas producing hollow block for rebuilding. We will also be cutting dimensional coconut lumber to be used to put up light material structures. With the use of generators, compressors, and nail guns, we will be able to quickly assist many families in achieving basic shelter. We need funds to support our deaf construction crews and the required equipment as well as pay for the basic construction materials.
ANY DONATIONS WILL BE HELPFUL.