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4.5-magnitude quake jolts Cotabato anew

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology MANILA — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook Cotabato province early Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The tectonic tremor occurred at a depth of 6 kilometers southeast of Tulunan town at 2:38 am Intensity 5, which can cause "strong" shaking, was recorded in Kidapawan City. The state seismology bureau said this …

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Protecting homes from the "big"

Strong earthquakes created havoc in the southeastern side of Mindanao, the destruction and damage that once reminded us that our archipelago is laced with tectonic plates that can move at any time. Disaster risk reduction experts would agree that, among natural disasters, earthquakes are the most difficult to predict. In the Philippines, we are constantly discovering new fall lines as …

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May 2019 in Manila and Pampanga

Rain or shine, Filipinos visit their loved ones settled Published at. 12.41, November 2, 2019 Updated at 12.42, November 2, 2019 The cemetery is full on Friday, November 1, when Filipinos visit and remember their distant loved ones. Rappler's video production team visited three cemeteries – Manila North in Sta Cruz, Manila, Manila South and Eternal Covenant Memorial Park in …

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Seares: Sinas-media dispute: police who are not legally bound to provide work space for reporters

BEFORE he took over October 16 last year as National Capital Region Police Chief Brig. General Debold Sinas was the regional police director for Central Visayas. And his first major controversy in Metro Manila does not involve drug dealers, against whom he conducted a massive and relentless campaign during his 16-month stint in Region 7. It's about his relations with …

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How to get a good night's sleep

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 31) – Healthy sleep is important for overall health care. CNN Philippines Business Roundup talked to sleep specialist Dr. Patrick Moral on how to practice good sleep hygiene. [19659002] "We want to observe at least six to a maximum of nine hours of sleep," Moral said. Lack of sleep, Moral said, can lead to lower …

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China donates P22 million to earthquake-hit Mindanao

MANILA – China said on Friday that it donated RMB 3 million or about P22 million to Mindanao as the southern regions rolled up from a series of earthquakes that hit in October. In a statement, the Chinese government, through its embassy in Manila, also expressed its deepest condolences to the affected families in Mindanao, where several have been killed …

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Earthquake size 5 from Cotabato city, Mindanao laughs again

MANILA – A magnitude 5 earthquake laughed off parts of Mindanao Friday afternoon, a day after a powerful temblor destroyed southern parts of the country, state seismology agency Phivolcs said. The latest earthquake originated near Makilala, Cotabato, state seismologists said. in an advisory. It was among several cities that were destroyed by 3 major earthquakes in a span of 16 …

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Robredo camp: Don't make VP a scapegoat for 'failed' drug war

Vice President Leni Robredo (Photo from the Office of the Vice President) MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo has assured President Rodrigo Duterte's administration that they are willing to help solve the country's drug problem. However, what Robredo would not accept, according to spokesperson Barry Gutierrez, is being ultimately blamed for all the problems the bloody …

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Another earthquake calls Mindanao again

phivolcs.dost.gov.ph DAVAO CITY – A heavy 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of southern Mindanao on Friday morning. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology published in a bulletin that the earthquake epicenter is located 334 kilometers southeast of the city of Sarangani in Davao Occidental. The earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, struck at 10:34 p.m., Phivolcs said. It …

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Infra spending jumped 53.9% in September

Public spending on infrastructure increased 53.9 percent to P100.3 billion in September, but nine-month spending on these capital-intensive projects remained below the government's target due to under spending at the beginning of the year. The latest Department of Budget and Management (DBM) data released on Thursday showed that payments for infrastructure and other capital expenditures in September increased by more …

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