8 hurt, over 20 houses damaged as quake hits Bukidnon

ILIGAN CITY — The 5.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked Bukidnon province and felt in other parts of Mindanao Monday evening injured at least eight people and damaged several houses. The four injured persons were recorded in Kadingilan town, the earthquake’s epicenter, where at least 100 families were affected, according to local officials. On Tuesday morning, the …

5.9 magnitude earthquake shakes of parts Mindanao

DAVAO CITY — A 5.9 Magnitude earthquake of tectonic origin again hit parts of Souther Mindanao at 9:22pm November 18. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS-DOST) reported that the epicenter was located at 07.64N, 124.90E – 006 km N 22° W of Kadingilan in Bukidnon. Reported Intensities: Intensity V -Kidapawan City; Intensity IV …

Disaster officials reprimand “showy” adventurists in quake hit town

KIDAPAWAN CITY – For being showy in the midst of tragedy, three teenagers were summoned by disaster officials and reprimanded for setting foot in high risk areas of Makilala, North Cotabato. Vice Gov. Shirlyn Macasarte-Villanueva, head of Incident Management Team of North Cotabato provincial disaster risk reduction and management council was assisted by local police …

Quake-hit evacuees affected by hail storm transferred to another site

DAVAO CITY –— The earthquake-hit evacuees of Makilala town in North Cotabato, whose tents were either blown or destroyed by the hail storm on Monday afternoon were transferred to another site. North Cotabato Acting Vice Governor Shirlyn Macasarte said 32 families who earlier occupied the Santos Land Subdivision site were transferred to Makilala High School. …

BREAKING! Hail storm hits Makilala, evacuation tents collapse

MAKILALA, North Cotabato —- A hail storm hit this quake devastated town following sudden heavy downpour with strong winds late Monday afternoon, November 11. The strong winds blew some of the tents built in evacuation centers for families affected the series of earthquakes. North Cotabato Vice Gov. Shirlyn Macasarte said the affected evacuation centers are …

500 residents at the foothills of Mt. Apo forced to flee homes

KIDAPAWAN CITY — Citing imminent danger, over 500 families residing  at the foothills of Mt. Apo  were forcibly ordered to flee  their homes for safety, the last family was out Wednesday afternoon, November 6, as police and military checkpoints were established to ensure no one  goes back. The family of Melchor Umpan Bayawan, a Manobo …

Duterte to developed countries: Stop shipping garbage to Asian countries

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte wants developed Western countries to stop shipping their garbage marked as “recyclables” to developing Asian countries. The President said Monday that the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia are among those who become dumping grounds for hazardous shipments. “If we are talking about improving the ecology of the place, the environment, then …

Strong tornado destroys Marawi City Hall

ILIGAN CITY —– A strong tornado destroyed the roof section of Marawi City Hall and some properties near Barangay Fort on Monday, November 4. Mayor Majul Gandamra was presiding the Monday meeting with department heads when they heard rumblings outside, recalled Jorome Maglahos, the executive assistant of the Mayor. City Hall staff ran to check …

22 dead, almost 190K affected in Mindanao quakes

MANILA — Families affected by the magnitude 6.6 and 6.5 earthquakes last October 29 and 31 in Tulunan, North Cotabato has climbed to 37, 706, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday. In its 6 a.m. update, the NDRRMC said this is equivalent to around 188,533 persons residing in 238 barangays in …