Loon sits some 28km west side of Bohol coming from Tagbilaran. Just like the rest of the province, it too was struck by the 7.2Mw earthquake from October 15, last year (2013). This has left Bohol’s infrastructures in ruins and incapacitating most of its basic operations just like roads & power lines.
After 8 months, the damage can still be seen all over the province. Some of its famous land marks that have been damaged remain in ruins and some have been completely turned to rubble – just like the historic Nuestra Señora de la Luz Parish Church in Loon. The buildings surrounding it have already been condemned as these can no longer be restored with its structural integrity broken.
Basac Elementary School also took a huge shaking from the said earthquake which took down its auditorium and its older outdoor stage at the back. (photos below)
In an effort to assist with the recovery of Loon, Basac Elementary School has been chosen to be one of the recipients of Colorsteel Family’s re-roofing projects. The two-classroom building is still being re-furbished from the inside. With torn down ceiling, walls and windows, these rooms are already usable for holding classes. (photos below)
Students along with their parents have been invited to attend the roof turn-over ceremony facilitated by the school faculty, lead by Ma’am Rebecca Gabines and their PTA Pres. Victorino Malnegro.