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DepEd suspends work in Central Office, schools division offices, others today, April 23

(Eagle News)—-The Department of Education  suspended work on Tuesday, April 23, following the 6.1-magnitude quake that killed at least seven an hurt 81. Education Secretary Leonor Briones said covered by the suspension was work at the Central Office and the National Capital Region including all its schools division offices and public elementary and secondary schools. She said the recommendation was made upon the advice of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. All concerned […]

In photos: Speaker Arroyo visits site of collapsed building in Porac, Pampanga

(Eagle News) – House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo visited the site of the collapsed building in Porac, Pampanga to personally assess the situation. She cut short her stay at the Boao Forum for Asia held on Monday evening, April 22, and decided to travel to Porac, Pampanga to visit her constituencies. The 6.1 magnitude quake has killed six persons in Pampanga — four in Porac town, and two in Lubao. The death toll, however, is expected […]

Cancelled flights for Tuesday, April 23

(Eagle News)–Several flights to and from Clark International Airport on Tuesday, April 23, were cancelled after the airport sustained damage following the 6.1-magnitude quake that struck Luzon on Monday afternoon. Below is a list, based on information from the Manila International Airport Authority: Z2 0975: Clark-Tacloban Z2 0976: Tacloban-Clark Z2 0921: Clark-Caticlan Z2 0922: Caticlan-Clark Z2 0951: Clark-Puerto Princesa Z2 0952: Puerto-Princesa-Clark Z2 5038: Clark-Seoul Z2 5039: Seoul-Clark Z2 901: Cebu-Clark Z2 902: Clark-Cebu According […]

NDRRMC: At least 7 killed, 81 hurt following 6.1- magnitude quake in Luzon

(Eagle News)—At least seven people were killed and 81 others were reported injured after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the country on Monday, April 22. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council spokesperson Edgar Posadas said in an interview over GMA’s dzbb that authorities were still looking for 24 people reported missing as of Tuesday morning. Many of those, he said, were believed trapped after the Chuzon Supermarket in Porac, Pampanga collapsed as a result […]

Isolated thunderstorms expected in parts of PHL today, April 23

(Eagle News)—–lsolated rainshowers are expected in parts of the country today  April 23, as the easterlies affect Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, and Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. Flash floods during severe thunderstorms are possible, PAGASA said. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will also have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with […]

Look: Trapped quake survivor recovered from collapsed building in Porac

    (Eagle News) — Two survivors trapped in the collapsed four storey building in Porac town in Pampanga were pulled out of the rubble alive by rescue teams that worked through the night Monday, April 22. Rescue, search and retrieval operations are still underway in collapsed building site in Porac town, where a grocery store, Chuzon Supermarket, was housed in its ground floor. Teams are working to get more people trapped in the rubble. […]

President Duterte orders governors of quake-hit provinces to assess damage in their areas

Supreme Court also suspends work in Metro Manila, Central Luzon courts pending damage inspection in quake aftermath (Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all governors of affected provinces to assess damage in their areas and to implement public safety measures following the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck the main Philippine island of Luzon on Monday, April 22. As this developed, the Supreme Court also suspended work in all courts in Metro Manila and […]

Palace suspends work in Metro Manila gov’t offices following 6.1 magnitude quake

(Eagle News) – Malacanang has suspended work in government offices in Metro Manila on Tuesday, April 23, as President Rodrigo Duterte directed all governors of affected provinces to assess damage in their areas following the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Luzon Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that this was upon the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). “Per Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea as recommended by the NDRRMC and in […]

Clark Int’l Airport suspends operations to assess damage after 6.1 magnitude quake

  (Eagle News) – Operations of the Clark International Airport in Pampanga were suspended after a 6.1 magnitude quake damaged parts of the airport on Monday, April 22, according to the Department of Transportaton. In a statement, Jaime Melo, president of Clark International Airport Corporation, said that the operations in Clark had to be suspended for 24 hours so they could assess the damage to the airport structures after the quake. Broken glass panels and […]

In photos: Four storey building collapses in Porac, Pampanga after 6.1 magnitude quake

(Eagle News) —  These series of photos showed the four-storey building in Porac, Pampanga that housed a grocery store, Chuzon Supermarket, which collapsed after the 6.1 magnitude quake that shook the island of Luzon in the Philipppines on Monday, April 22, 2019. There were three casualties reported so far in the building collapse in Porac town.  Two more were reportedly killed in Lubao town. The four-storey building stood beside the Jose Songco Lapid Cultural Sports […]

Class suspensions on Tuesday, April 23

  (Eagle News)—Classes on Tuesday, April 23, were suspended following the  6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Pampanga, Zambales and was felt in several parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila Below is a list: University of Santo Tomas – all levels and office work Philippine Science High School Central Luzon Campus PUP National Capital Region – all classes and work are suspended, except security personnel and building inspectors University of Makati Adamson University – all levels and […]

Five fatalities reported in Pampanga after quake; more reported trapped in collapsed building in Porac

(Eagle News) — Five were reported killed after a 6.1 magnitude quake hit the Philippines’ main island of Luzon late Monday afternoon, April 22, all from Pampanga, while more people were reported trapped in a collapsed building in the town of Porac. Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda said that at least two buildings collapsed in the province. Three people were killed with a building collapsed in Porac town in Pampanga, while another two were crushed to […]