Luzon earthquake 2019 - updates

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P121.7M needed to repair earthquake-damaged roads, bridges in Pampanga

May 07, 2019 - 3:10 PM

The Pampanga Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office reports the total cost of damage to infrastructure in the province, following the 6.1 magnitude earthquake on April 22

DAMAGED BRIDGE. Officials inspect the Consuelo Bridge in Floridablanca, Pampanga, following the April 22, 2019, earthquake that struck parts of Luzon. Photo from DPWH

[OPINION] While the world was shaking

Apr 29, 2019 - 8:49 PM

'As I realized that it was not an earthquake exercise but a real-life one, I asked myself: why didn’t we implement the evacuation procedure?'

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PCSO to release P6.5 million to earthquake-hit Pampanga, Zambales

Apr 29, 2019 - 8:05 PM

The total death toll from the earthquake has reached 18, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

AFTERMATH. In this file photo, rescuers look for victims from a collapsed supermarket in Porac, Pampanga, on April, 23, a day after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake on April 22. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Contact Center group says member firms upheld safety during earthquake

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:30 PM

The Contact Center Association of the Philippines' statement comes after a BPO employee's network said it received reports from its members that they were not allowed to evacuate when an earthquake shook Luzon on April 22

Accenture in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Ayala Corp aids Pampanga residents affected by Luzon earthquake

Apr 26, 2019 - 7:19 PM

From water to telecommunications, various companies under the Ayala conglomerate are reaching out to affected communities in Pampanga

Manila Water Foundation's Agapay Tubig program distributed gallons of water to hard hit areas in Pampanga. Photo from Ayala Corp.

How you can help Aetas in earthquake-hit Pampanga

Apr 26, 2019 - 6:38 PM

Aeta families in Porac and Floridablanca are appealing for help and assistance as they stay in makeshift evacuation centers after the Luzon earthquake

EVACUEES. Aeta families affected by the Luzon earthquake stay in makeshift evacuation sites on April 25, 2019 at Porac, Pampanga. Photo courtesy of Alyansang Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon

WATCH: Inside Chuzon Supermarket in Pampanga during the earthquake

Apr 25, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Here is a glimpse of the panic and destruction inside the Chuzon Supermarket in Porac, Pampanga, as shown in CCTV footage

QUAKE HITS. Employees run as soon as the earthquake hit on Monday, April 22. Screenshot from sourced video

DPWH: Roads, bridges damaged by Luzon earthquake now open

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Meanwhile, at least 3 school buildings are recommended for immediate structural evaluation

OPEN. The Consuelo Bridge in Floridablanca, Pampanga is open to the public starting April 24, 2019. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

Gov't construction body to evaluate private sector projects too

Apr 25, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The Philippine Domestic Construction Board is also looking to increase its pool of evaluators to cover more regions nationwide

Workers remove the debris from the collapsed balcony of the Emilio Aguinaldo College building in Manila caused by the 6.1 magnitude earthquake as they further inspect the structural integrity of the building on April 23, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte to Año: Check if 'shortcuts' led to Chuzon store collapse

Apr 24, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año reports to President Rodrigo Duterte that local government units have been told to suspend business permits of Chuzon Supermarket branches

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with the responders from the Bureau of Fire Protection while conducting an inspection of earthquake-affected areas in Porac, Pampanga on April 23, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Countries send condolences after earthquakes in PH

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of [the Luzon] earthquake,' says United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim

Rescuers look for victims from a collapsed supermarket in Porac, Pampanga on Tuesday, April, 23, 2019, after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Zambales, Pampanga, Metro Manila, and parts of Luzon late Monday afternoon. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cebu Pacific resumes Clark flights evening of April 24

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:05 PM

These include flights to and from Hong Kong, Macau, and Cebu

FIXED. The collapsed ceiling at the departure area of the Clark International Airport is fixed as of 6 am, April 24, 2019. Photo from BCDA Group

Park Bo-gum postpones Manila fan meet due to recent earthquake

Apr 24, 2019 - 3:40 PM

‘I’ll pray for the Philippines,’ the Korean actor says in a tweet

PARK BO GUM. The Korean actor announces the postponement of his scheduled fan meet in Manila. Screenshot from Twitter.com/BOGUMMY

OCD: 'No signs of life' under Chuzon Supermarket Pampanga rubble

Apr 24, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Civil Defense Central Luzon director Marlou Salazar says the exact number of missing people has yet to be verified

COLLAPSED. Lifters pull up collapsed Chuzon Supermarket to prevent it from further inclining forward on April 23, 2019. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

BPO firms called out for not evacuating employees following earthquake

Apr 24, 2019 - 1:08 PM

The BPO Industry Employees Network says a company that participates in earthquake drills did not evacuate its workers when the actual event happened, while another assured its employees that their building can withstand a stronger tremor

BPO WORKERS' WELFARE. Republic Act No. 11058, signed in August 2018, provides for stronger compliance to occupational safety and health standards, says the BPO Industry Employees Network. Image from Shutterstock.com

Clark airport to resume operations at 4 pm on April 24

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) The Clark International Airport Corporation says it will already be 'business as usual,' following the Luzon earthquake that caused a temporary shutdown

WATCH: Homes damaged due to Luzon earthquake

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Some perimeter walls are destroyed, while the inside of some homes have collapsed completely

LIST: Buildings damaged by magnitude 6.1 Luzon earthquake

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:31 PM

Malls, schools, and churches sustain damage due to the earthquake

The damaged church of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Porac, Pampanga on April 23, 2019, after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck some parts of Luzon including Metro Manila. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Bangko Sentral looks into Luzon earthquake's impact on banks

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Several banks in Luzon were temporarily closed due to the strong earthquake

Magnitude 6.1 Luzon earthquake: What we know so far

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Pampanga, the hardest-hit province, is under a state of calamity due to the Luzon earthquake

Members of the BFP recover victims from the collapsed Chuzon supermarket in Porac, Pampanga past midnight on April 23, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Tugade says Clark airport to be fixed April 25 'at the latest'

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the Luzon earthquake caused around P30 million in damage to the Clark International Airport

DAED. An airport security personnel walks past the damaged portion of the Clark International Airportâ€'™s terminal. Contributed photo

It’s ‘abuse’ to prevent workers’ evacuation during earthquake – labor group

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:20 PM

TUCP says it received complaints from call center workers who were not allowed to evacuate and were told to continue working after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Luzon on Monday

EVACUATE. Shoppers seen rushing outside as they evacuate the Robinson Place Manila mall following an earthquake that hit Luzon on April 22, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Death toll from Luzon earthquake rises to 16

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:55 PM

At least 81 people are also injured, while 14 are missing, as of Tuesday, April 23

Speaker and Pampanga 2nd District Rep Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on April 22, 2019 visits the collapsed Chuzon Supermarket in Porac due to the earthquake. Photo from Arroyo's office.

[OPINYON] Duck, cover, upload

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Ligtas ang karamihan dahil nagagawang magbiro, nagagawang pagaanin ang kanilang sitwasyon. Pero hindi nangangahulugang ginagawa nilang katatawanan ang kasawian ng iba.

Earthquake-hit Pampanga to have power restored on April 23 – DOE

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:15 PM

The Department of Energy says electric cooperatives in Pampanga are working to restore power in the province before sunset on Tuesday, April 23

DepEd to school heads: Check safety of school buildings after Luzon earthquake

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:08 PM

'Only when the structural integrity and safety of buildings and facilities is assured can learners, teachers, and personnel be allowed to enter,' says the Department of Education

DESTROYED. Among schools damage by the strong earthquake that hit Luzon on April 22, 2019 include the Sindalan Elementary School in San Fernando, Pampanga. Photofrom the Department of Education

Pampanga now under state of calamity

Apr 23, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Pampanga Vice Governor Dennis Pineda has asked the mayors of towns hosting Chuzon Supermarket branches to order the temporary closure of the stores 'to give way to structural assessments'

DAMAGED. St Catherine of Alexandria Parish  Church in Porac, Pampanga is damaged by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake on April 22, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

DPWH: Pampanga road, bridge closed to traffic over earthquake damage

Apr 23, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways says no damage was reported in national roads and bridges, and other infrastructure facilities in Mimaropa and Region 1

DAMAGED. DPWH officials lef by Public Wrks Secretary Mark Villar inspects the approach to the Floridablanca-Consuelo Bridge which sustained damaged after the strong earthquake in parts of Luzon on April 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of DPWH

DPWH to order inspection of Chuzon grocery stores after Luzon earthquake

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:47 AM

In Guagua, the municipal engineer temporarily suspends the operations of the Chuzon Supermarket branch there, following the collapse of the Porac branch

COLLAPSED. Rescue teams bore a hole on the collapsed 4-storey Chuzon Supermarket in a bid to locate trapped victims inside the building on April 23, 2019. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

After strong earthquake, Luzon grid on red alert

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:05 AM

The magnitude 6.1 earthquake wreaks havoc on Luzon's power system

MMDA lifts number coding for PUVs on April 23

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:55 PM

(UPDATED) The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority suspends number coding for public utility vehicles on Tuesday, April 23, to help commuters in case railways were damaged in the Luzon earthquake

STRANDED. Passengers ride a provincial bus along EDSA, after being stranded due to the closure of railway lines. Photo from MMDA

Filipinos tweet scenes from magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Luzon

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The hashtags #earthquake and #quakePH quickly trend on Twitter a few minutes after the earthquake, whose epicenter was located in Castillejos, Zambales

IN PHOTOS: Evacuations follow after magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Luzon

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:48 PM

People share photos of evacuation in Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, Pasig City, Taguig City, Makati, and Manila

Hundreds evacuate in BGC following the strong earthquake on April 22, 2019. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

Canceled flights due to Luzon earthquake

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of flights canceled due to the April 22 earthquake

At least 7 injured as Clark airport damaged by Luzon earthquake

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:20 PM

(UPDATED) The control tower and passenger terminal of the Clark International Airport are damaged, prompting the suspension of operations

DAMAGED. The ceiling at the departure area of the Clark International Airport was damaged, after a strong earthquake rocked parts of Luzon on April 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of Lance Lauren

#WalangPasok: Class and work suspensions, Tuesday, April 23

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:06 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes and work have been suspended for Tuesday, April 23

Senate, House suspend work for April 23 after Luzon earthquake

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) The Senate and the House of Representatives will check the structural integrity of their buildings

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

9 dead in Pampanga after Luzon earthquake

Apr 22, 2019 - 7:39 PM

(4th UPDATE) At least 7 people are injured and some 30 others are missing in Porac, where a grocery store collapsed due to the earthquake

AFTER THE QUAKE. Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection recover victims from the collapsed Chuzon Supermarket in Porac, Pampanga past midnight on April 23, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Luzon earthquake triggers power outages

Apr 22, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Initial reports indicate that brownouts occurred in parts of Pangasinan, Pampanga, La Union, and Bataan, due to the earthquake on Monday, April 22

MRT, LRT, PNR suspend operations after Luzon earthquake

Apr 22, 2019 - 6:40 PM

(UPDATED) All passengers are evacuated from train stations as operations are halted due to the earthquake on Monday, April 22

A major thoroughfare in the Manila on September 8, 2014, is clogged with traffic as an overhead train passes by in the centre lane. The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Board, chaired by President Benigno Aquino, has approved the “Roadmap for Transport Infrastructure Development for Metro Manila and Its Surrounding Areas.” The study conducted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) cited strategies to reduce traffic congestion. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, April 22

Apr 22, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Monday, April 22

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Luzon

Apr 22, 2019 - 5:19 PM

(6th UPDATE) The earthquake leaves at least 9 people dead in Pampanga. Aftershocks are also recorded.