Good news and bad

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 08/05/2022

It is August. There are occasional rains but no major storms so far. We had a bad earthquake and many in the northern part of the country are still reeling from it. At the same time, considering…

City Council to be asked to hold special session for P50M aid for quake-hit areas

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CCDRRMC) is set to request the City Council to conduct a special session for the approval of the proposed P50 million financial assistance for…

Capitol to send aid to quake-stricken areas in Luzon

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government has pledged to provide assistance to areas devastated by the 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Luzon. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said in a text message sent to reporters that they are now…

Dying in an earthquake: Experts say it’s not just the tremor

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 07/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Earthquakes—which can result in ground shaking, soil liquefaction, landslides, fissures, avalanches, fires, tsunamis, and other destruction—have caused 750,000 deaths globally from 1998 to 2017, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Earthquakes, which can strike suddenly and…

Abra residents camp out in fear of more earthquakes

Reuters 07/28/2022

VIGAN CITY, Philippines — Fearful residents in Abra spent the night sleeping outdoors after a powerful earthquake struck the northern island of Luzon, killing four people and injuring more than 130. Some people in the area said…

WATCH: Drone footage of damage caused by quake in Abra

Reuters 07/28/2022

A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday, July 27, killing at least five people, damaging buildings and sending strong tremors through the capital, Manila. | via Reuters…

Chan to send rescue team to Abra

Futch Anthony Inso 07/27/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government is set to deploy its Collapsed Structure Search & Rescue Team from the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) to help the earthquake victims in the Province of…

Are Filipinos prepared for the Big One?

Tony S. Bergonia 07/27/2022

[This is a report published by INQUIRER.net in May 2011. We are reposting it as a reminder of the need for vigilance and preparedness in light of the 7.3 quake in Abra that was felt in other…

Rama: Cebu City, LCP will help earthquake-affected areas

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, the newly elected president of the League of the Cities of the Philippines (LCP), said the LCP will look into its internal capability to help the victims of…

Abra earthquake should be a lesson to prepare – Cebu official

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/27/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A Cebu official believes that the magnitude 7 earthquake that hit Abra and other parts of Luzon on Wednesday morning, July 27, should be a lesson to prepare. “Experience will always be the…

Baguio student falls off building during magnitude 7 quake

Valerie Damian 07/27/2022

BAGUIO CITY—A student in this city fell off her dorm after trying to use the fire exit during the magnitude 7 earthquake on Wednesday, July 27. Kristina Cassandra Pascua, 19, fell from the fourth floor of A’s…

7.3 quake jolts Luzon

Inquirer One Luzon Bureau INQ 07/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines–A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck inland in the northern province of Abra at 8:43 a.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualty from the strong quake…

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