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NDRRMC quake drill stresses importance of fast communication

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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

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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

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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

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Wednesday approved a much-needed general disaster response plan for the government in time for the onset of the rainy season. AP FILE PHOTO

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’

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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 »

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