Christmas break may be delayed for another week for students from public schools in quake-racked areas in North Cotabato, a senior education official said Wednesday. Omar Obas, the superintendent of the Cotabato schools district, said they were looking into the possibility of extending the Christmas break to December 20 for students and teachers. Depending on the 2019-2020 school year calendar, the Christmas break is scheduled to begin on December 13.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said another earthquake — magnitude 4.2 — struck Cotabato in the southern Philippines on Thursday morning. His epicenter was reported at 6:31 a.m. 13 kilometers north-east of Tulunan City, and the source of the temblor was tectonic with a concentration of 10 kilometers, he added. Kidapawan City confirmed strength IV, which was also devastated last October by previous quakes that hit Mindanao.
On Friday, Senator Manny Pacquiao visits the towns impacted by the earthquake in North Cotabato. Pacquiao gave the families in the numerous evacuation centers relief goods and sanitation facilities. Last month, at least three major earthquakes hit the southern Philippines. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit parts of the region of Mindanao on October 16. On October 29, Tulunan, North Cotabato, was again struck by a magnitude 6.6 earthquake that was
With most evacuees living in open tents and crowded areas, a number of children in the village of Balabag have become ill. Sheryl Palcia said her one-year-old child had chickenpox since the first major earthquake struck Mindanao on October 16. She was advised to keep her baby in a different tent so that the other children would not get the disease. In the meantime, Josemie Umpan’s two daughters have had
Magnitude-5.50 quake shook Sarangani Province in Mindanao Friday morning, a day after a strong quake left five people dead and destroyed buildings in Cotabato Province and Davao City. In its advisory, PHIVOLCS said the quake occurred at 10:33 a.m. It had a range of 33 kilometers. It was of tectonic origin. Rommel Grutas, Senior Science Research Specialist at PHIVOLCS, said the earthquake was located 334 kilometers southeast of Sarangani, Davao
Davao Del Sur was among the provinces that had been struck by a powerful earthquake back in July, and some of the buildings that had been torn down were universities. In order to prepare for the next tremor, students at the Salud Cagas Technical and Vocational High School built their own helmets using nothing but coconut husks and a piece of the garter. This was after the school turned the
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced on Monday that the death toll of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit Tulunan, North Cotabato, was seven last week. In its latest report, the NDRRMC also noted that 215 individuals had been injured in Regions XI, XII, and BARMM. In the meantime, a total of 4,151 families or 20,755 individuals have been affected in 79 barangays in Regions XI
One of the three fatalities confirmed in Magsaysay City, Davao del Sur after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck parts of Mindanao on Wednesday night, was a mother and her nine-month-old baby. According to John Consulta’s study on Unang Balita on Friday, when they were buried by a quake-triggered landslide in Barangay Malawanit, the victims Arjen Abundo and her child were inside their house. Residential buildings were also destroyed in the
A task force of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has found multiple violations that caused the collapse of Chuzon Supermarket in April following a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Porac, Pampanga. According to Chino Gaston’s Thursday article on 24 Oras, the results of the investigation by the task force showed that the supermarket collapse was triggered by the earthquake’s power. The DPWH found that there was no seismic testing
According to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the price of harm caused by the sequence of earthquakes that struck Itbayat, Batanes on Saturday exceeded P47 million. The NDRRMC stated in its recent situation report that the damage price of the two health centres hit by the earthquakes is P40 million for Itbayat District Hospital and P7 million for Itbayat Rural Health unit. The NDRRMC said the earthquakes