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Almost 50 dead, more than 5,000 displaced in Albania quake

Nov 29, 2019 - 7:42 PM

The magnitude 6.4 earthquake that jolted Albania before dawn on Tuesday is the most deadly and destructive in decades

ALBANIA EARTHQUAKE EFFORTS. Rescue teams and firefighters carry a victim found under the rubble of a collapsed building in the town of Durres, western Albania on November 28, 2019. Photo by Armend Nimani/AFP

40 dead as families pulled from Albania earthquake rubble

Nov 28, 2019 - 6:54 PM

At least 47 people have been rescued alive. Survivors have been hospitalized and are 'in a state of shock and worried about their loved ones,' defense ministry spokeswoman Albana Qehajaj told AFP

ALBANIA EARTHQUAKE. Rescue teams and firefighters search for survivors stuck on a collapsed building in the town of Durres on November 28, 2019. Photo by Armend Nimani/AFP

Albania races against time to find earthquake survivors

Nov 28, 2019 - 12:06 AM

Albania is one of the poorest countries in Europe, but experts, rescue teams and emergency aid have flowed in from around the continent after the earthquake

SEARCH AND RESCUE. Italian search and rescue workers look for survivors stuck under the rubble of a collapsed building in the town of Durres, western Albania on November 27, 2019. Photo by Armend Nimani/AFP

13 dead, hundreds hurt as powerful earthquake jolts Albania

Nov 26, 2019 - 4:21 PM

(UPDATED) The worst damage is in and around the coastal city of Durres, where soldiers, police and civilian forces were working to reach those believed to be trapped inside buildings that were reduced to dust

ALBANIA EARTHQUAKE. Emergency workers clear debris at a damaged building in Thumane, 34 kilometres (about 20 miles) northwest of capital Tirana, after an earthquake hit Albania, on November 26, 2019. Photo by Gent Shkullaku/AFP

EU donates P28-M for victims of Cotabato earthquakes

Nov 25, 2019 - 5:21 PM

The donation is expected to support efforts to deliver emergency shelter, food, clean water, and psychosocial support to victims of the series of strong earthquakes that struck Cotabato in October

HOMES LOST. A man stands over a damaged home in Barangay Ilomavis, Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Magnitude 5.9 temblor jolts Bukidnon

Nov 19, 2019 - 10:48 AM

(UPDATED) Phivolcs says Kadingilan, Bukidnon was the epicenter of the earthquake which struck Monday night

SAFETY. Patients of Bukidnon provincial hospital in  Kibawe are evacuated Monday following the magnitude 5.9 earthquake. Photo courtesy of Kibawe DRRMO

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Bukidnon

Nov 18, 2019 - 10:04 PM

Initial reports say the epicenter of the earthquake is located in Kadingilan, Bukidnon

IN PHOTOS: Damaged gov't facilities in Cotabato need rehab aid

Nov 16, 2019 - 6:42 PM

Mayors of the affected local government units are asking for assistance to restore public facilities

FALLING DEBRIS. Photo from QC DRRMC

PH Army gives up 2 meals to build homes for Mindanao quake victims

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Each soldier gives P100 – their allowance for two meals – to buy land and materials for 100 temporary houses

TEMPORARY HOME. Members of the Philippine Army give up two meal allowances to shore up funds to buy a lot and build 'Kobe-type' shelters for earthquake victims in Mindanao. Photo from the Philippine Army

Building back better: QC helps Cotabato assess damage after earthquakes

Nov 15, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Instead of extending financial aid and relief goods, the Quezon City government conducts consultations and damage assessment in affected LGUs

BUILD BACK BETTER. Quezon City engineers assessed government facilities and private establishments in local government units that were affected by the earthquakes in Cotabato. Photo from QC DRRMC

MinDA project to help Mindanao earthquake victims rebuild their lives

Nov 15, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Under the Tienda Project, earthquake victims will form cooperatives that will operate stories selling basic goods at reasonable prices

PROJECT FOR QUAKE VICTIMS. A woman displaced by the recent earthquakes in Mindanao buys her needs at the MinDA-organized Tienda outlet in Bansalan, Davao del Sur on November 15, 2019. Photo from the Mindanao Development Authority

As Martin turns 56, Romualdezes donate P500,000 to Mindanao earthquake victims

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:30 PM

House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez throws a big birthday party attended by prominent personalities in Philippine politics and business

DONATION. House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez and his wife Tingog Sinirangan Representative Yedda Marie Romualdez hand the heque of their donation to Dumper Representative Claudine Bautista and South Cotabato 2nd District Representative Ferdinand Hernandez.  Photo by Mara Cepeda, Rappler

Strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake off Indonesia

Nov 15, 2019 - 7:57 AM

The US tsunami warning center says a 'destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected'

IN PHOTOS: The 4th nationwide earthquake drill of 2019

Nov 14, 2019 - 6:52 PM

The 4th National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill aims to evaluate the effectiveness of local governments' contingency plans and protocols in relation to earthquake scenarios and other similar events

Establishments around T. M. Kalaw Avenue in Manila participate in the 2019 4th Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Thursday, November 14. Photo by Ben Nabong

Will engineers, architects go on ‘earthquake mission’ to assess structures?

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum advocates that engineers and architects conduct an audit of houses for free to assess if they have sustained damage from earthquakes

COLLAPSED. The window of a house in Barangay Ilomavis in Cotabato collapsed, along with some part of the wall, because of the strong earthquake. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

5 killed, 120 injured in Iran earthquake

Nov 08, 2019 - 2:50 PM

The magnitude 5.9 quake strikes about 120 kilometers southeast of the city of Tabriz, in East Azerbaijan Province, in the early hours of the morning, the Iranian Seismological Center says

MISLEADING: ‘Photos’ of relief operations in earthquake-hit Mindanao

Nov 07, 2019 - 7:36 PM

Not all of the photos in Samonte's Facebook album were taken after the quakes in Cotabato, and not all are Del Rioz's own

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocks Quezon province

Nov 07, 2019 - 7:38 AM

A Phivolcs report says there are no expected damage in the early morning tremor

DOLE to provide employment aid to victims of Cotabato earthquakes

Nov 05, 2019 - 6:45 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment says cash assistance will also be given to families of overseas Filipino workers in affected areas

EARTHQUAKE AFTERMATH. Residents displaced by a series of strong earthquake that struck the province of Cotabato stay int temporary shelters. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Why should we alter our course? This week's outlook

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:45 PM

We wonder how many stories in the high seas are left untold – whether by Philippine Navy troops who would get into confrontations with Chinese ships or Filipino fishermen who are constantly harassed in our own waters

FALSE: Photos of 'whirlwind, tornado' in Cotabato after earthquakes

Nov 04, 2019 - 7:21 PM

The photos are from Mexico, not the Philippines

Don't donate infant formula milk to disaster victims – nutrition council

Nov 04, 2019 - 3:38 PM

This is to avoid diarrhea among evacuees. In cases when it's absolutely necessary to feed babies with formula milk, these must be prepared by health and nutrition workers.

BREAST MILK ONLY. The Department of Health and National Nutrition Council discourage donations of infant formula milk to disaster and crisis victims. Photo by AFP

Foreign leaders send sympathies to Philippines after Cotabato earthquakes

Nov 03, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The United States, European Union, and China condole with victims of the strong earthquakes that struck Cotabato and other parts of Mindanao in the span of 16 days

HOMES LOST.  A man stands over a damaged home lost in Barangay Ilomavis, Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

1 arrested in Davao City condo earthquake damage

Nov 02, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte also orders a probe into the city's engineering and city building offices, and Ecoland 4000 Residence's building administration

DAMAGED. Ecoland 4000 Residences in Davao City sustained greater damage among the structures. Photo from Davao City government

NDRRMC: Cotabato earthquakes death toll rises to 21

Nov 02, 2019 - 8:31 PM

At least 16 people were killed in Cotabato

TOTALLY DAMAGED. A man walks on the collapsed wall of a house in Barangay Ilomavis in Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

'Beyond repair': Dread and anxiety in Kidapawan after strong earthquakes

Nov 02, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Like others in earthquake-struck communities, the people of Barangay Ilomavis in Kidapawan City are still coming to terms with the destruction caused by the strong tremors

EVACUEES. A mother and child in an evacuation center in Barangay Ilomavis, Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

LGUs send help to earthquake-hit communities in Mindanao

Nov 02, 2019 - 5:20 PM

(6th UPDATE) Here are some of the local governments and officials who have extended a helping hand to Cotabato and other affected areas

EVACUEES. Evacuees in Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

At least 17 dead in Cotabato earthquakes

Nov 02, 2019 - 9:53 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says nearly 146,745 people are affected in Soccsksargen and Davao region

COLLAPSED. Eva's Hotel in Kidapawan City, Cotabato, collapses following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on October 31, 2019. Photo by Genghis Manero

Angel Locsin and Neil Arce join relief efforts for Mindanao earthquake victims

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:19 PM

This isn't the first time the actress participated in relief efforts

VOLUNTEERS. Angel Locsin and Neil Arce, seen here at the Sine Sandaan red carpet in September, join relief efforts for the victims of the recent Mindanao earthquakes. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Where do we go from here?' Families flee landslide-buried villages in Makilala

Nov 01, 2019 - 7:20 PM

A resident of Barangay Luayon in Makilala, Cotabato, says that after the October 31 earthquake, 'nothing was left of our of village'

EVACUEES. Thousands have evacuated in Makilala, Cotabato, following the strong earthquakes that caused landslides in the area. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

In Davao del Sur, only few visit the dead after the earthquake

Nov 01, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Residents of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, are more concerned about their situation – limited food and water, and having to temporarily stay in tents – than going to the cemetery

A FEW SHOW UP. In this portion of the Magsaysay Public Cemetery, less than 50 people are around in the early afternoon of All Saints Day, unlike in the past years. Photo by Allan Nawal/Rappler

After hotel collapse, Kidapawan mayor urges businesses to inspect buildings

Nov 01, 2019 - 9:14 AM

(UPDATED) Post-earthquake, Kidapawan Mayor Joseph Evangelista admits the city does not even know how to demolish the 6-story Eva Hotel

ASSESSMENT. Kidapawan City engineers take a closer look at the collapsed Eva Hotel along Quezon Boulevard in Kidapawan City on Thursday, October 31,2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

After 3 Mindanao earthquakes, Duterte not visiting affected areas

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:13 PM

The President 'deems it appropriate to refrain from personally inspecting the disaster-stricken areas' because government agencies are already dealing with the situation, says Malacañang

AFTERMATH. The Eva's Hotel in Kidapawan City, Cotabato, after it collapsed following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on Thursday, October 31 Photo by Genghis Manero

FAST FACTS: The destructive earthquakes that hit Mindanao

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Since the 1900s, Mindanao has been hit by at least 35 earthquakes. Here are the 3 earthquakes classified by Phivolcs as ‘destructive.’

Tulunan, Cotabato earthquke. Photo courtesy of the Tulunan MDRRMO

Tulunan officials seek help for earthquake victims

Oct 31, 2019 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) Municipal officials have asked provincial officials and the national government for more tents, food packs, and trauma healing for earthquake victims

DESTROYED. A structure in Tulunan, Cotabato, is destroyed following a tremor. Tulunan was the epicenter of 3 strong earthquakes in October 2019. Photo courtesy of the Tulunan MDRRMO

LOOK: Buildings destroyed by magnitude 6.5 quake that struck parts of Mindanao

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:30 PM

This happened just two days after a stronger magnitude 6.6 tremor rocked the same area that killed at least 6 people and injured hundreds in the region

A building damaged by a 6.5-magnitude earthquake is seen in Kidapawan town in the southern island of Mindanao on October 31, 2019. - A powerful quake struck in the southern Philippines on October 31 sending people fleeing from homes, schools and malls, with initial reports of damage to some buildings. (Photo by EDWIN BADILLES / AFP)

LOOK: Davao City condo damaged by strong earthquake

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:18 PM

At least 9 people, including a Korean resident, are injured at Ecoland 4000 in Davao City

DAMAGED. The Ecoland 4000 condominium in Davao City sustains serious damage after a another strong earthquake rocked parts of Mindanao, including Davao City, on October 31, 2019. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Village chief killed by falling debris in Cotabato

Oct 31, 2019 - 12:03 PM

Barangay Batasan Chairman Cesar Bangot of Makilala town was in the village hall when a magnitude 6.5 earthquake knocked down the structure

QUAKE DAMAGE. A road is cracked in Makilala, Cotabato, following a strong earthquake on October 29, 2019. Photo from the Bayan ng Makilala Facebook page

Davao del Sur residents traumatized by earthquakes, aftershocks

Oct 31, 2019 - 10:46 AM

'I don't feel safe in my house anymore,' says Lala Enamoria of Magsaysay town, a sentiment shared by many others traumatized by the strong earthquakes and continuous aftershocks in parts of Mindanao

EVACUEES. Families feel safer outside their homes after strong tremors and aftershocks rocked their community in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur. Photo courtesy of Anthony Allada

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocks parts of Mindanao

Oct 31, 2019 - 9:40 AM

(7th UPDATE) The strong earthquake happens just two days after a magnitude 6.6 tremor struck Cotabato and affected other provinces in Mindanao

EARTHQUAKE. A magnitude 6.6 earthquake detroyed this structure and other infrastructure in Tulunan, Cotabaot, and other parts of Mindanao on October 29, 2019. A strong magnitude 6.5 aftershock hit the same area two days later. Photos courtesy of the Tulunan Municipal disaster risk reduction and management office

'We were screaming.... Everyone was crying': Tulunan residents recall earthquake

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Residents are reeling from two massive earthquakes that hit Tulunan, Cotabato, in a span of two weeks. They say the latest earthquake was 'scary' and 'traumatic.'

Tulunan, Cotabato earthquke. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#ReliefPH: How you can help affected communities of the Mindanao earthquake

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:13 PM

(4th UPDATE) Affected communities in Mindanao need your support. This page shows how you can extend help

[OPINION] We need an earthquake early warning system in the country

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:12 PM

We should emulate the way Japan warns its citizens of earthquakes

Over 8,000 people displaced by Mindanao earthquake

Oct 30, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Two people remain missing after a landslide in Barangay Upper Bala in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

CRACKED. A pathway is cracked in Cental Mindanao after a magnitude 6.6 earthquake rocks the region on Octobr 29, 2019. Photo from DSWD XII

FALSE: Magnitude 8.0 earthquake next to hit Mindanao – NDRRMC

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:46 AM

The council did not release the warning and says they do not have technology to predict earthquakes

Kidapawan church welcomes evacuees after magnitude 6.6 earthquake

Oct 29, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle also urges other churches from various dioceses to lend a helping hand to communities in need

EARTHQUAKE. An office worker is attended to by colleagues after she faints following an earthquake that hit Mindanao on October 29, 2019. Photo by Manman Dejeto/AFP

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Oct 29, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Wednesday, October 30, 2019, due to a magnitude 6.6 earthquake that struck Cotabato

At least 6 dead as magnitude 6.6 earthquake rocks Mindanao

Oct 29, 2019 - 1:21 PM

(5th UPDATE) Dozens of people in various parts of Mindanao are hurt following the tremor, the second strong earthquake to hit Mindanao in just two weeks

TREMOR. An office worker is carried on a stretcher after she fainted following an earthquake that rocked parts of Mindanao, including Davao City, on October 29, 2019.Photo by Manman Dejeto / AFP

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes Cotabato

Oct 29, 2019 - 10:03 AM

(10th UPDATE) The earthquake strikes Tulunan town and affects other parts of Mindanao just two weeks after a strong earthquake hit the same area

EARTHQUAKE. An office worker is attended by colleagues after she fainted following an the earthquake that hit Mindanao on October 29, 2019. Photo by Manman Dejeto / AFP

NDRRMC: At least 6 dead, 93 injured in Mindanao earthquake

Oct 19, 2019 - 12:01 PM

(UPDATED) The NDRRMC reports 1,699 infrastructure damaged following the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Cotabato

A house in Barangay Malawanit in the town of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur is partially damaged following a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on October 16, 2019. Rappler file photo