Yolanda lessons useful for earthquake preparation

Posted at 05/23/2015 4:35 AM

The pain of a tragedy is assuaged by the lessons learned from it.

5 earthquake myths debunked

There are many misconceptions when it comes to earthquakes. Now, more than ever, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology is out to disprove them.

Self-check: How safe is my house?

 The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has a free questionnaire that can help you check if your house is ready for a strong earthquake.

Gov't lacks personnel to respond to magnitude-7.2 quake

MANILA - The government lacks trained personnel to quickly respond to emergencies if a magnitude 7.2 earthquake is to hit Metro Manila, the country’s top disaster official said yesterday.

Kentex wants vindication, insists it was an 'accident'

MANILA - The lawyer of Kentex Manufacturing Inc. said the company “suffered a total business loss."

Evacuation camps in case of a 7.2M quake in West Valley identified

MANILA - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has identified evacuation camps across the metropolis in preparation of a massive quake expected to hit the West Valley Fault.

Blame game on for Kentex tragedy?

MANILA - Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian defended the provisional permit the local government issued to Kentex Manufacturing Inc., which he said was later sent to the Bureau of Fire Protection for endorsement.

In the Loop: Manager's 'last straw'

TJ Manotoc keeps you in the loop on Phivolcs' new maps on the East and West Valley fault, which is ripe for a possible magnitude 7.2 earthquake. Many homes, commercial establishments, and even some schools are on top of or close to the fault line.