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#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, October 17, 2019

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday, October 17, 2019, due to a magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck Cotabato

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocks parts of Mindanao

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Phivolcs says there is no damage expected from the earthquake in Mindanao on Sunday, September 29, but there are aftershocks

IN PHOTOS: Evacuations follow magnitude 5.5 earthquake in Luzon

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:26 PM

The magnitude 5.5 earthquake recorded in Burdeos, Quezon prompts evacuations in parts of Metro Manila

Students of the Lopez Jaena Elementary School in Manila evacuate with helmets after a magnitude 5.5 earthquake on September 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Quezon

Sep 13, 2019 - 4:49 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says damage and aftershocks are expected

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks Davao Oriental

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The latest tremor in Davao Oriental is the 5th major temblor to shake the province since a magnitude 7.2 quake in December 2018

Rappler Talk: Earthquakes and hazards in the Philippines

Aug 10, 2019 - 10:53 AM

Rappler talks to National Institute of Geological Sciences' Mario Aurelio about how vulnerable the country is to earthquakes

#ReliefPH: How you can help those affected by the Batanes earthquakes

Jul 29, 2019 - 3:42 PM

People affected by the recent Batanes earthquakes need your support. This page shows how you can help.

LOOK: Itbayat church, ancestral homes damaged in Batanes earthquake

Jul 27, 2019 - 9:22 AM

(4th UPDATE) Among the damaged structures is the historic Sta Maria de Mayan Church in Itbayat

DAMAGED. The Sta Maria de Mayan Church, built in 1888, is badly damaged by the strong earthquake that struck Batanes on July 27, 2019. Photo from PIA Region 2

FAST FACTS: The 1990 Luzon earthquake

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:29 AM

July 16, 2019 marks the 29th year since the 1990 Luzon earthquake

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits North Cotabato

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:45 AM

(UPDATED) The earthquake is strongly felt in Makilala town in North Cotabato, Kidapawan City, Koronadal City, and Santa Cruz in Davao del Sur

Image from Phivolcs

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

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes off Occidental Mindoro

May 04, 2019 - 9:39 AM

(UPDATED) Phivolcs says no damage is expected following the Saturday morning tremor but aftershocks are likely

TREMOR. An earthquake hits Rizal, Occidental Mindoro, on May 4, 2019. Map from Phivolcs

[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?'

Photo from Shutterstock

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

Rappler Talk: How Pinatubo lahar affected Pampanga during the April 22 earthquake

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Rappler speaks to Mahar Lagmay, UP Resilience Institute Executive Director, on the impact of the earthquake in Pampanga and the factors that led to it

[NEWSPOINT | OPINION] Transcendent messages via earthquake

Apr 27, 2019 - 11:30 AM

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck hard on the heels of a tale told of a plot to oust President Duterte, which should make the deciphering not too difficult for the suitably disposed

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

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

Catriona Gray asks followers to pray for PH, reminds Filipinos to be alert

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:11 PM

'We're in this together,' says Catriona

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray homecoming parade along Ayala Avenue, Makati City on February 21, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/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

Workers not allowed to evacuate during earthquake 'can file complaints'

Apr 24, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says employers who did not observe safety precautions may face administrative penalties, but the government first needs information to act on

WORKERS' SAFETY. Several reports from workers in call centers and BPO firms say employers failed to observe safety precautions during the strong earthquake that hit Luzon April 22, 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

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

LOOK: Heritage churches in Pampanga closed due to damage

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The Archdiocesan Committee on Church Heritage-Pampanga recommends the temporary closure of all heritage churches in the province pending inspection of their structural integrity

CLOSED. The damaged church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Porac, Pampanga on April 23, 2019 is temporarily closed from the public. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

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

WATCH: Reacting to an earthquake, Kris Aquino style

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The actress-host’s reaction to the April 22 earthquake in Luzon goes viral

KRIS AQUINO. The media mogul goes viral yet again in a candid video captured during the April 22 Luzon earthquake. File photo by Rob Reyes/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

IN PHOTOS: People evacuate after magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Visayas

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The earthquake prompts evacuations in Samar, Tacloban City, Leyte, Bacolod City, Iloilo, and Cebu

LEYTE NORMAL UNIVERSITY. Photo by Oliver Diaz

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

Netizens tweet photos, videos after magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Visayas

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Social media users shared photos of evacuation conducted in campuses, buildings, and commercial establishments following the latest strong earthquake

Brownouts occur after strong Visayas earthquake

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:45 PM

(UPDATED) The magnitude 6.5 earthquake on Tuesday, April 23, causes power outages in Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Calbayog City, and Leyte

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

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolts Visayas

Apr 23, 2019 - 2:01 PM

(UPDATED) The epicenter of the Visayas earthquake on Tuesday, April 23, is located in Eastern Samar

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