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Efforts to improve facilities in evacuation centers underway

Efforts to improve facilities in evacuation centers underway By Priam Nepomuceno MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Efforts are now underway to improve evacuation centers where thousands of families displaced by the series of quakes in Mindanao are seeking shelter, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Thursday. “Also we are now currently … Continue reading

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Australia, PH partners send aid to quake-hit Mindanao

Australia, PH partners send aid to quake-hit Mindanao By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Australia, Austria, China and the European Union (EU) have separately offered sympathies and humanitarian aid to the people of Mindanao following the series of earthquakes that hit parts of the region last month. Australian Ambassador Steven Robinson … Continue reading

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Fault movements, not volcanoes, caused Mindanao quakes: Phivolcs

Fault movements, not volcanoes, caused Mindanao quakes: Phivolcs By Christine Cudis MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — There is no basis to rumors that the series of quakes felt in parts of Mindanao were caused by any volcanic activities, an official of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Thursday. “Say a volcano … Continue reading

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2 dead, 27 hurt in Mindanao quake: NDRRMC

2 dead, 27 hurt in Mindanao quake: NDRRMC By Priam Nepomuceno  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Two persons were reported killed while 27 others were injured after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Tulunan, North Cotabato on Wednesday night, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) stated in its official update, signed and released by … Continue reading

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President Duterte orders P40-M clinic built in quake-struck Batanes town

PRRD orders P40-M clinic built in quake-struck Batanes town By Villamor Visaya, Jr.   TUGUEGARAO CITY (Philippines News Agency)  – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday ordered the construction of a new clinic worth PHP40 million in Itbayat, Batanes to replace the hospital in the said island-town that was damaged by a series of earthquakes on Saturday. … Continue reading

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DOE activates energy resiliency TF after earthquake hits Luzon

DOE activates energy resiliency TF after earthquake hits Luzon By Joann Villanueva MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Energy (DOE) has activated the Task Force Energy Resiliency (TFER) after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit parts of Luzon past 5 pm Monday. Citing a report from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), … Continue reading