5.7-magnitude quake hits Capoocan, Leyte

Morexette Marie Erram 03/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck Capoocan, Leyte early on Monday morning, March 2, 2020, and woke up people in several parts of the Visayas. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs) said that…

Advocacy-driven Ludo Golf Tournament raises P6 million for victims of Cotabato earthquake Cebu City, Philippines

Mark Kavin Salomon 01/25/2020

The LUDO Golf Tournament managed to raise P6 million for the victims of the earthquake in Cotabato in October 2019. This was announced during the awarding ceremony of the sporting event last January 18, 2020 at the…

A vendor’s plea: Help for family in quake stricken home

12/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jerry Marivellosa could not keep himself from thinking about home while he attended to his dried fish products on Monday, December 16, 2019. A native of Sarangani province in Mindanao, the 43-year-old businessman arrived…

Two more bodies recovered from collapsed building in Padada town

Froilan Gallardo 12/16/2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines—Rescuers pulled out two more bodies from the collapsed Southern Trade Commercial building in Padada town, Davao del Sur Monday afternoon bringing the total number of dead in the collapsed building to four. Padada…

Two more bodies pulled out from collapsed building

Froilan Gallardo 12/16/2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental – Rescuers pulled out two female bodies from the rubble of the collapsed Southern Trade Commercial building in Padada town, Davao del Sur early Monday morning, December 16, 2019. This raised…

6.9 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Mindanao

Froilan Gallardo 12/15/2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO—A magnitude 6.9 tremor struck Southern Mindanao Sunday afternoon causing more panic among residents wracked by a series of strong earthquakes since July this year. The state-owned Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) plotted…

Cebu-Cordova bridge can withstand 7.8 magnitude quake, 250 kph super typhoon wind

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) is the first in the country to be designed to withstand an earthquake up to 7.8 magnitude. This is one of the features of the bridge that the…

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocks Bukidnon

Rosalie Abatayo 11/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The victims of the recent Mindanao earthquakes have not totally bounced back on their feet yet, and another strong tremor jolted the region past 9 p.m. Monday, November 18, 2019. Read: Kidapawan hotel…

Labella sends team to assess needs of earthquake-hit areas in Mindanao

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/04/2019

CEBU CITY— Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella sent a team to assess damage that was caused by the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Tulunan in North Cotabato and parts of Central Mindanao on Thursday, October 31, 2019.…

Labella lifts suspension of operations at Qimonda IT Center complex

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Work has resumed at the Quimonda IT Center complex located at the North Reclamation Area in Cebu City this morning, November 4, 2019. Mayor Edgardo Labella ordered the lifting of the suspension of…

More help needed for earthquake-stricken Mindanao provinces

Rosalie Abatayo 11/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government continues to call for donations for the earthquake-stricken provinces in Mindanao. Wilson Ramos, officer-in-charge of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), said they would encourage donors to…

Phivolcs tells public: Earthquakes can’t be predicted

Rosalie Abatayo 11/04/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Stop spreading fake news.  Amid the recent series of earthquakes in Mindanao, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) appealed to the public to refrain from sharing and circulating unverified information regarding an “anticipated…

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