Are Las Pinas structures ready for earthquakes?

Posted at 01/29/14 10:11 PM

METRO -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday started an earthquake census in Pamplona, Las Pinas to determine if structures in the area can withstand an earthquake.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the census, which is supported by the Metro Manila Council, came after a 7.2 magnitude quake hit Bohol last year.

According to Tolentino, up to 100 MMDA engineers, along with city building officials and engineering students of the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD), are conducting the house-to-house census.

Prompt action will be taken by city engineers, Tolentino said, in any case the integrity of public or private buildings and residences are found to be questionable.

The MMDA will conduct the census until July, Tolentino said. -- Report from Dennis Datu, dzMM