Published On: Wed, Oct 16th, 2013

Philippines earthquake death toll eclipses 100, celebrities respond on Facebook

The latest numbers from the massive Bohol, Philippines earthquake yesterday shows the death toll reaching at least 110, according to a CBS News report.

Pray for the Philippines Image/Facebook

Pray for the Philippines

According to the report, in Bohol, the quake’s epicenter, rescuers counted 100 dead, said regional military commander Lt. Gen. Roy Deveraturda. Cebu reported nine fatalities, and one died on another island.

The major 7.2- magnitude tremor occurred Tuesday morning in the Philippine province toppling buildings,destroying roads, bridges and some historic, centuries-old churches received some serious damage.

In addition, untold numbers of people have been displaced and citizens on Bohol have been living without power.

A number of Filipino celebrities took to social media asking for prayers and making some social commentary about the tragic earthquake:

Actress Angel Locsin posted on Facebook–“If only corrupt public officials would share even just 1 /8 of their wealth to our kababayan who have suffered from disaster, poverty , & war..Millions of Filipinos won ‘t suffer anymore..#HelpCebuandBohol

Marian Rivera wrote–“During tragedies like this, we’ll show the whole world that we, Filipinos, are STRONG and UNITED especially during this time of calamity. #PrayForVisayas

Maja Salvador posted–“Let us dedicate 15 minutes of our time to pray for all of our kababayans suffered from the 7+ magnitude this morning” and,

The star of the Philippine daytime drama, “Be Careful with my Heart”, Jodi Sta. Maria, simply said, “Pray For The Philippines” and posted photos and artwork related to the tragedy.


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