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Thousands flee homes after Batangas quake

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Lucena City – After a swarm of earthquakes rocked parts of Southern Luzon on Saturday, more than 5,500 individuals were evacuated in different towns in Batangas province, a disaster official in the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (Calabarzon) region said Sunday. Olivia Luces, Calabarzon-Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) director, said over 2,000 […]

Posted: April 9th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Quake drill: Simulated rescues done at Capitol

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AT 9 A.M., Cebu provincial employees trooped outside the Capitol building as part of the evacuation plan as rescue workers went to work at the Capitol building where at least 35 casualties were scattered all over the compound. The emergency responders executed a high-angle rescue where an injured person was being brought down from the […]

Posted: March 31st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Capitol to lead quake drill

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THE public is advised to reschedule their appointments at the Cebu Provincial Capitol today (Friday) as the provincial government will lead the country as it undertakes the 1st Quarter National Earthquake Drill. The Cebu provincial government has been chosen as the venue for the ceremonial pressing of the “Push Button,” which will signify the start […]

Posted: March 30th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

3.6 tremor hits Cebu

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A 3.6-magnitude earthquake of tectonic origin jolted parts of Cebu province and Metro Cebu at dawn on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damages from the areas affected by the quake. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded the tremor at 3:41 a.m. Its epicenter was six kilometers southwest of the town […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Two earthquakes hit Cebu

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CEBU CITY–Two earthquakes were recorded in midwest Cebu on Tuesday dawn, according to Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Based on the advisory posted on its website, the Phivolcs said first tremor was recorded at 3:41 a.m. with a magnitude of 3.4 with the epicenter traced about two kilometers northwest of Asturias town, midwest […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

DOH-7 team off to quake-hit Surigao to conduct stress debriefing for teachers by earthquake

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A nine-man team from the Department of Health Central Visayas office (DOH-7) left for Surigao City on Thursday to conduct stress debriefing for teachers affected by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake which hit the city last week. The DOH-7 team will be working with other teams from the Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao areas, said Dr. […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Surigao needs clean water Exec: DSWD-7 will receive donations for quake victims

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Cebuanos can give their donations for the residents of earthquake-hit areas in Surigao City and Surigao del Norte to the office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7). Kerwin Macopia, one of the information officers at DSWD-7, said that interested donors could coordinate with their field office in Barangay Carreta, […]

Posted: February 12th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Aftershocks rock Surigao City

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Thousands of residents of Surigao City in Mindanao huddled on the streets Sunday, two days after a deadly quake, as aftershocks continued to hit the region. The 6.7-magnitude quake struck Surigao and nearby areas late Friday, killing six people and injuring more than 200 others, with more than a thousand homes destroyed or damaged, according […]

Posted: February 12th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

PALMA CALLS ON CEBUANOS: HELP SURIGAO

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From a community that experienced how it was like to be a victim of a devastating earthquake, Cebuanos must now extend a helping hand to the quake victims in Surigao City and its neighboring areas. And like a good Samaritan, the Archdiocese of Cebu will extend help to the victims of Friday night’s 6.7-magnitude earthquake […]

Posted: February 11th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t promises aid for Surigao quake victims

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Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella assured the public that the government was ready to assist the victims of a magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Surigao City. “These are trying times and our hearts go out to Surigao,” he told reporters on Saturday. Rescuers dug through rubble to find survivors after the powerful quake killed at least six […]

Posted: February 11th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »