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Robredo urges vigilance, condoles with those affected by Luzon quake

(Eagle News)–Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday, April 23, condoled with those affected by the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Luzon the day before. “Lubos akong nakikiramay sa lahat ng napinsala sa lindol kahapon,” she said in a statement. Robredo also urged vigilance and readiness. “Ang trahedyang ito ay paalala sa bawat isa sa atin na ang panganib ay maaring bigla ang pagdating, at dapat tayo’y laging handa,” she said. At least seven people were killed […]

Sara Duterte condoles with victims of Luzon quake

(Eagle News)—Davao Mayor Sara Duterte on Tuesday, April 23, condoled with the victims of the 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Luzon the day before. “We condole with the families of those who died in Pampanga during the earthquake yesterday,” she said. The presidential daughter made the remark as she announced the cancelation of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago rally slated on April 26 in Limay, Bataan to allow that province and Pampanga to “focus on their post-incident activities.” […]

Just in: 6.2 magnitude quake hits Eastern Samar

  (Eagle News) — Another strong quake hit the Philippines, this time in Eastern Samar on Tuesday afternoon, April 23, with a recorded  magnitude of 6.2, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 17 kilometers.  It struck at 1:37 p.m. The location of the quake was 19 kilometers northwest of San Julian, Eastern Samar. Phivolcs director Renardo Solidum said aftershocks are […]

PHIVOLCS to public: Do not believe, disseminate online message warning of impending 7.1-magnitude quake

(Eagle News)—The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Tuesday, April 23, cautioned the public against disseminating a message circulating online that warned of an impending 7.1-magnitude earthquake, after the 6.1-magnitude quake that struck the country on Monday afternoon. According to PHIVOLCS,  the message “MAHALAGANG PABATID SA LAHAT! Warning ng Philvocs sa atin sa lindol na mararanasan sa Metro Manila. May 100 kilometrong fault line na sa kasalukuyan ay nasa Bulacan, Quezon City, Markina, Pasig, […]

In photos: 18th century Catholic Church in Porac, Pampanga suffers severe damage after quake

  (Eagle News) — The bell tower of the 18th century Catholic church in Porac, Pampanga, St. Catherine of Alexandria, suffered major damages after the 6.1 magnitude quake that hit the Philippine island of Luzon on Monday, April 22. Its bell tower was destroyed as can be seen in the photos.  Some of the church’s statues were also toppled down by the strong quake. The church is just one of the many heritage Catholic churches […]

Watch: 9th survivor rescued in collapsed building in Porac, Pampanga; 20 persons still trapped in rubble

  (Eagle News) — Search and retrieval teams in Porac, Pampanga rescued the ninth survivor from a collapsed four-storey building which housed a grocery store, Chuzon Supermarket, on Tuesday, April 23, a day after the 6.1 magnitude quake that hit Luzon. The search teams continued to scour the area for signs of life hoping to rescue the more or less 20 persons still trapped in the rubble. So far, five fatalities were recovered from the […]

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. […]