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NDRRMC quake drill stresses importance of fast communication

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council held the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Drill on Wednesday. It simulated a 6.7 magnitude earthquake scenario. PHOTO FROM OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE

What will happen if the Philippines was hit by a 6.7-magnitude earthquake? The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council held the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Wednesday, March 19. This was the first drill after the 7.2- magnitude earthquake in Bohol last year.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bohol quake survivors feel ‘safer’ in bunkhouses

A TOTAL of 20 bunkhouses are being built by the Department of Public Works and Highways for quake survivors  in Bohol province. The department is targeting a total of 100 bunkhouses. CARMEL MATUS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

It does not feel like home, but the bunkhouse here where 77-year-old Solano Dospueblos moved into makes her feel safer. “I could now sleep soundly,” she told the Inquirer.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bohol needs P12B for quake repairs

A MAN walks past the ruins of the viewing deck of the Chocolate Hills in Carmen town in Bohol after the killer 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the province in October.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Bohol will need P12.314 billion to rehabilitate houses, hospitals, schools and other infrastructure damaged by the magnitude-7.2 earthquake that hit the province on Oct. 15, 2013.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘National Day of Prayer’ set after tragic 2013


The government has set a “National Day of Prayer and Solidarity” following a year of natural disasters that claimed more than 6,000 lives.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

For Bohol folk, quake volunteers are ‘Rizals’

BOHOL wasted no time getting back on its feet after the Oct. 15 7.2-magnitude quake, with tourism quickly rebounding as shown by visitors flocking to the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park just days after the quake. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Jose Rizal came to life in Bohol in the countless of volunteers who helped the province get back on its feet after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake destroyed homes, infrastructure and century-old churches on Oct. 15, according to the province’s officials.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOLE program employs quake victims in Bohol

The first phase of the Labor department’s emergency employment program for the earthquake victims in Bohol is off to a good start with the awarding of a check worth P3.2 million to the Bohol provincial government. The first tranche of the Bohol Emergency Employment Program (BEEP 1) funds was handed out to Bohol Gov. Edgar [...]

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Quake-affected seafarers get aid

FILIPINO crew members and their families who were affected by the earthquake that struck Bohol and Cebu received cash assistance from their employer AIDA Cruises, a German cruise line, during a charity event held in cooperation with Magsaysay Maritime Corporation (MMC) last Dec. 5 at the MMC office in Cebu City. During the event, AIDA’s [...]

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Earthquake victim wants to be a cop

EMERSON Esto of Inabanga, Bohol is among the many who lost their homes when a powerful earthquake struck Central Visayas last October. Like most victims, Esto also wanted to bounce back. Almost two months after the tragedy, Esto took a quantum leap to achieve his goal of rebuilding his house for his family — he [...]

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

2 popular bands help raise relief funds


TWO popular bands were in Cebu on Friday to stage a concert to raise funds for victims of supertyphoon Yolanda victims and the Bohol earthquake. Side A and Freestyle with other guests performed for free at J Centre Mall in Mandaue City. Concert goers to #Barug Bisaya paid P400 each. Quota International of South Cebu [...]

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Bohol plans for disaster-resilient houses

A FOOTBRIDGE makes it possible for people to cross Abatan Bridge in Maribojoc town, Bohol province, after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the province. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Two nongovernment organizations (NGOs)—Habitat for Humanity and Gawad Kalinga—have submitted their proposed designs for the residents rendered homeless by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Oct. 15 that damaged or destroyed Bohol province’s roads, bridges, schools and churches.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Post-quake D-I-Y project inspires woman to do more


WHAT the earthquake had broken, this woman put together — a fitting example of resilience Right after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake last Oct. 15, this 52-year-old woman was so worried that the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Sto. Niño Maharlika Chapel in barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City, was broken. Evangeline Garcia tried to repair [...]

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Aquino bares Christmas wish list

President Benigno Aquino III INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

He may be too old to believe in Santa Claus, but President Benigno Aquino III still has wishes come Christmas. The country’s top executive said that he wishes for an end to disasters, natural or manmade, that devastated the country for the past three months.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aftershocks continue to jolt Bohol


Aftershocks continued to rattle Bohol, nearly two months after the powerful 7.2-magnitude quake devastated the province.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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