MANILA, Philippines – No injuries or injuries were recorded in ports operated by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in Mindanao after a heavy earthquake hit Cotabato and other parts of the region on Thursday morning.
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"There was no personal injury / personal injury to PPA personnel or any material damage to any port facility in earthquake affected areas," said PPA chief of staff Jay Santiago in a statement, shared by the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
"However, we continue to inspect and evaluate the affected plants," he added.
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake overthrew Tulunan, Cotabato and other areas of Mindanao at 9:1
A hotel in Kidapawan City is reported to have suffered major damage and almost collapsed due to the recent earthquake.
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The strong temblor is the latest in a series of earthquakes that rocked Cotabato and neighboring provinces that left at least eight people dead and caused significant property damage. / je
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