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POWER RESTORATION CONTINUES IN QUAKE-HIT DAVAO DEL SUR – NEA

Efforts are ongoing to restore power in areas that are left without electricity following a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck Davao del Sur on Sunday, December 15, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said. Several parts in the provinces of South Cotabato and Davao del Sur experienced power interruptions due to the strong earthquake, based on […]

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PRC TO CONTINUE ASSISTANCE TO QUAKE-HIT FAMILIES IN MINDANAO – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross, has assured continued assistance to more than 700 families affected by the series of devastating earthquakes that hit different parts of Mindanao. “We will continue to support the people of Kidapawan and the other provinces devastated by the earthquakes. The Red Cross will continue […]

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‘BUILD ME A HOME’ PROGRAM TO HELP COTABATO QUAKE SURVIVORS – NEA

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) and electric cooperatives (ECs), through the One EC Network Foundation, are stepping up efforts to help earthquake survivors in Cotabato rise from the rubble and rebuild their lives.  NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong graced on Friday the official launch of the “Build Me A Home: Adopt A Home, Adopt a Future” program […]

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GORDON TO PHIVOLCS: RELEASE DATA ON MINDANAO EARTHQUAKES FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

Following the series of strong and destructive earthquakes that hit different areas in Mindanao, Senator Dick Gordon immediately requested the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) to release significant data to educate the public on the condition of the stricken areas. In a letter addressed to PHIVOLCS Director Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr., Gordon […]

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CREATE PERMANENT EVACUATION CENTERS – ZARATE

A bill seeking to establish a disaster-resilient, climate change-adaptive evacuation center in between every two or three contiguous barangays nationwide has been recently filed at the House of Representatives. Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate filed House Bill 5259 following the 6.6 magnitude earthquake that rocked many parts of Mindanao. “It is imperative that evacuation centers […]

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POWER IN NORTH COTABATO PARTIALLY RESTORED AFTER 6.6 MAGNITUDE QUAKE — NEA

Several areas in North Cotabato now have partial power supply following the magnitude 6.6 earthquake that struck Mindanao on Tuesday (October 29), the National Electrification Administration (NEA) has reported as it continues to monitor the situation. The NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) has directed all electric cooperatives (ECs) in Mindanao to observe […]

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POWER DISTRIBUTION IN QUAKE-HIT MINDANAO AREAS NOW NORMAL — NEA

Power distribution services in several parts of Mindanao affected by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Wednesday evening have been restored, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) has reported. Based on the monitoring report of the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) as of 8 a.m. Thursday, all electric cooperatives (ECs) that experienced power interruptions […]

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CREATE A NATIONAL FLEET OF DISASTER RESPONSE SHIPS – ANGARA

The recent Batanes earthquake has presented three challenges, which should be addressed during the debates on the bill creating a Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR), its author, Senator Sonny Angara, pointed out. “One is the creation of our national fleet of disaster response ships. It is a must in an archipelagic country like ours,” Angara […]

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NOGRALES ASSURES BATANES QUAKE VICTIMS OF IMMEDIATE HELP

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said President Rodrigo Duterte has mobilized all government agencies to respond and provide assistance to the victims of the powerful earthquake that jolted the province of Batanes Saturday morning. Nograles said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has been tasked to coordinate efforts to ensure that all the […]

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EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS STARTS IN SCHOOLS, OFFICES – TOLENTINO

Former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair and administration Senate bet Francis Tolentino proposed an “urgent list” of measures aimed at improving earthquake preparedness, including strict compliance with the National Building Code and mandating regular earthquake seminars in schools and in both government and private offices. “I agree with our leading engineering experts that the […]