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Metro traffic part of ‘Shake Drill’ challenge

Staging it on a “payday Friday” was part of the test. The third annual “Shake Drill” kicked off on Friday with rescuers and volunteers simulating emergency scenarios in the aftermath of a major earthquake and testing whether they could act fast enough through the daily calamity that is Metro Manila traffic. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority […]

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IN PHOTOS: 2015 Metro Manila Shake Drill

A metro-wide earthquake drill was conducted Thursday to prepare the public in the event of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake. Various government agencies, educational institutions and the private sector participated in the drill spearheaded by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). Different scenarios were re-enacted to simulate a destructive earthquake that is expected to happen when the […]

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What to do if you’re on the road during the earthquake drill

The Metro Manila Earthquake Drill will happen this Thursday starting 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The metro-wide earthquake drill is part of the preparation of Metro Manila in the event a 7.2-magnitude quake hits the metropolis. Motorists are expected to stop for 45 seconds once Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic enforcers give the signal that the drill is […]

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What motorists can expect for July 30 earthquake drill

The Metro Manila Shake Drill will be held on July 30, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. It’s an exercise to prepare for “the Big One”—a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on the West Valley Fault that the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) says is likely to hit the capital anytime. The Metro Manila Shake Drill calls […]

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6M to join Metro Manila earthshaking drill on July 30

Some 5-6 million people are expected to participate in the July 30 Metro Manila shake drill to test the resiliency of the people in case a 7.2-magnitude earthquake or stronger hits the metropolis, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Wednesday. “A total of 538 organizations have signified their intent to join the drill. […]

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Quake deaths hit 215; infra damage P2.2B

MANILA, Philippines—Two weeks after a magnitude-7.2 earthquake hit Bohol, bodies are still being found under collapsed infrastructure whose total damage is estimated at over P2.2 billion. Two more bodies were recovered—one in the village of Antequera and another in Tubigon—bringing the number of fatalities in Bohol to 201, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management […]

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DPWH estimates damage to Bohol infrastructure at P630 M

MANILA, Philippines — The damage wrought by Tuesday’s killer earthquake on roads, bridges and other public infrastructure in Bohol has been initially estimated by the Department of Public Works and Highways at least P630 million. This was disclosed to the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Thursday by Assistant Director Juvy Cordon of the Department of Public […]

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Philippines’ biggest firms rush to help quake victims

A day after a powerful earthquake struck Bohol and Cebu provinces, the country’s largest corporations rushed into action to deliver aid to devastated areas. But in addition to the usual corporate donations of relief goods, one conglomerate on Wednesday said it would devote resources to help rehabilitate several centuries-old churches in both provinces damaged by […]

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Netizens post scenes from Bohol quake

MANILA, Philippines – Photos of collapsed churches and infrastructure trended online on Tuesday as netizens and media scrambled to get as much information on the devastation caused by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol, Cebu and nearby provinces. Most shared were photos of the heavily-damaged Loboc Church and Baclayon Church in Bohol. Both centuries-old churches […]

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