As though symbolically depicting the strength and resilience of Taclobanons, the seemingly unscathed façade of the San Jose Tacloban church belies the massive internal damage wrought by Typhoon Yolanda’s winds and 20 foot sea storm surges. A mere prelude to the shock and awe of progressively destructive scenarios unfolding as the succeeding photos suggest
The beloved limestone Loboc Church, originally built in 1602, was totally destroyed by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake last October 15, 2013. Fr. Andy Ayco and his parishioners are building an alternative church through the help of donors from all over the world.
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