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Adventure for a Cause: Bohol Relief Operations

October 15, 2013 - On a beautiful Tuesday morning while everyone has just settled in the office, an earthquake struck the Visayas region in the Philippines. The earthquake was recorded with a Richter scale of 7.2 magnitude with the municipality of Carmen (later on Sagbayan) in Bohol as the epicenter. Houses and churches collapsed, power went out and people were scared.

Something was needed to be done. The company that I have been working on has been helping charities as part of our monthly team building. Since there was no team building yet for the month of October, it was the right time to help the victims of the earthquake in Bohol.

A difference was made. Help was given to the victims of this tragic natural disaster.

Relief operations in Buenavista Bohol after the 7.2 M earthquake

The historic church in Clarin, Bohol

Packing up relief goods the day before we went to Bohol
With the help of a colleague's connection, we reached Buenavista in Bohol via Tubigon to offer help there on October 19. The municipality had no power since the quake happened and people were afraid to go back to their houses because aftershocks were still going on that time.

Counting off the relief goods - arrival in Tubigon pier

This lamp post did not withstand the tremor's intensity

Bayanihan at its best

Many noticeable cracked roads like above can be seen along the way to Buenavista

The collapsed  Tubigon church

Some relief goods - water, bread, instant food

Father and daughter enjoying the bread

Some earthquake victims

Relief goods operation in Buenavista Bohol

Hopefully no casualty in this damage
It was really an adventure for a cause. A different one. We saw smiling and happy faces when given the small amount of goods we brought. It was heart-warming. Our good friend Joie has captured the smiles in his video below.

You can still make a change by giving. It is not too late to donate. You can connect with the major news networks (ABS-CBN, TV5 or GMA) for donations. #BangonSugbohol


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