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Date of #MMShakeDrill 2018 will not be announced – MMDA

Jul 14, 2018 - 7:49 AM

The exact date of this year's #MMShakeDrill would not be revealed to the public and responders ahead of time so everyone 'must be prepared at all times,' says the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

#MMSHAKEDRILL. According to MMDA, the annual earthquake drill may happen any day within the third week of June. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

#MMShakeDrill: What to do during a terror attack

Jul 16, 2017 - 2:20 PM

What happens when terrorists take advantage of a city devastated by a calamity?

What to expect at the #MMShakeDrill 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 10:10 AM

Here s a list of the activities that Metro Manila local governments have prepared for this year s earthquake drill

What happens to Guadalupe Bridge during a quake?

Jun 25, 2016 - 8:57 AM

According to MMDA the Guadalupe Bridge is one of the structures in Metro Manila expected to collapse in a strong earthquake When it does the capital region will be isolated from the surrounding provinces in the south

MMSHAKEDRILL.  Earthquake scenarios at the Guadalupe bridge include vehicular fire accidents, victims trapped under the fallen billboards and debris from the collapsed MRT line. All photos by Alysha Nacino/ Rappler

All the videos you need to prepare for earthquakes

May 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Here s a compilation of all earthquake related videos on Agos powered by eBayanihan ranging from basic information on hazards to tips on what to do before during and after an earthquake

#RescueMarch 2016: Responders go the distance to save lives

Apr 26, 2016 - 2:18 PM

Some 700 disaster responders and uniformed men walk from the Bonifacio Shrine near Manila City Hall to Fort Bonifacio to prepare for the worse case scenario in case the West Valley Fault System moves

When an earthquake hits Manila, what will rescuers do?

Aug 01, 2015 - 3:03 PM

When the Big One strikes Manila and roads are impassable how will rescue operations take place?

TIPS: When you are trapped after an earthquake

Aug 01, 2015 - 8:53 AM

If you are trapped inside a collapsed building after an earthquake would you know what to do? During the MMShakeDrill an MMDA rescuer gives some tips

The 'Big One': Are people ready?

Jul 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM

If the 7 2 magnitude earthquake does occur Metro Manila could run out of food and water for a week

Some of the contents of Gloria Rayos' emergency bag, which is ready at home in case of an earthquake. All photos by Pat Nabong/Rappler

All you need to know about preparing for earthquakes

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:43 PM

Here's a compilation of all earthquake-related stories on Project Agos ranging from basic information on the hazard to tips on what to do before, during and after an earthquake

Earthquake tips for drivers: Don't panic

Jul 22, 2015 - 5:44 PM

Do you know what to do when you re inside a moving car during an earthquake?

MMDA's Francis Tolentino: Filipinos need to be 'shockproof' for the Big One

Jul 17, 2015 - 2:10 PM

The MMDA chief says Filipinos need to cultivate a culture of preparedness and take steps as a society to efficiently respond should a powerful earthquake strike Metro Manila

QUAKE PREPARATIONS. MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino says Filipinos should be prepared in the event of a massive quake.

BPOs, office spaces keep real estate on the rise

May 27, 2015 - 10:10 PM

The growing real estate industry has the potential to benefit significantly from ASEAN integration says property services giant CBRE

Schools, hospitals near West Valley Fault

May 23, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Some key facilities in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces may be affected if a magnitude 7 2 earthquake strikes along the West Valley Fault Know what they are

ANGAT WATERSHED. The Angat Watershed, which supplies majority of Metro Manila's water needs, is one of the critical installations affected by the West Valley Fault.  MANILA, Philippines -

MMDA pushes for metrowide earthquake drill

May 22, 2015 - 10:48 AM

The MMDA says a metrowide earthquake drill where all offices schools and establishments are shut down will help residents better prepare for a strong quake

57 subdivisions, villages traversed by West Valley Fault

May 21, 2015 - 9:40 AM

Residential buildings will suffer the most damage from a 7 2 magnitude quake says Phivolcs What do you do if your house is on an active fault?

FAULT-RIDDEN. Active faults (red lines) cut through a part of Pasig City occupied by subdivisions Valle Verde 5 and 6. Image from Phivolcs' Valley Fault System Atlas

What dangers await when the West Valley Fault moves?

May 20, 2015 - 6:55 PM

Check out the maps and the fast facts to understand the risks and plan how to survive when a strong quake shakes Metro Manila and surrounding provinces

High resolution West Valley Fault maps launched

May 18, 2015 - 3:59 PM

Disaster officials say detailed maps showing danger zones will help Metro Manila and surrounding provinces prepare for a 7 2 magnitude earthquake expected within our lifetime

LAUNCHED. The Valley Fault System Atlas is launched on May 18, 2015 by Phivolcs, MMDA, NDRRMC and UNDP officials. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#RescueMarch: Disaster responders unite for ‘worst quake scenario’

Apr 26, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Wearing their full rescue gears and carrying their disaster response equipment more than 300 disaster responders march from Quezon City Circle to Liwasang Bonifacio

MAN DOWN. Rescue teams stop over in Delta Quezon Avenue to do the 'Mogadishu Walk' exercise. All photos by Franz Lopez/ Rappler

What if a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits Marikina?

Mar 27, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Marikina leads the nationwide earthquake drill to prepare for a major earthquake that can be caused by the movement of the West Valley fault

Firefighters use different tools as they rescue mock victims inside a collapsed structures and cars during the 1st quarter simultaneous nationwide earthquake drill led by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) in Marikina City on Friday, March 27. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

#OplanPagyanig: National Earthquake Drill

Mar 27, 2015 - 8:37 AM

Duck cover and hold Join the National Earthquake Drill on Friday March 27

#OplanPagyanig: Marikina to lead nationwide quake drill on March 27

Mar 24, 2015 - 7:02 PM

The city is the ideal setting for the drill since the West Valley fault runs through its metropolitan areas

Poster from Marikina DRRMO

#OplanPagyanig: Join the nationwide earthquake drill

Mar 20, 2015 - 2:48 PM

Duck cover and hold Prepare for OplanPagyanig a nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill on March 27

No water in Rizal areas March 15-18

Mar 14, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Manila Water is working on a natural calamity mitigation project that will temporarily cut off water supply in several barangays in Rizal

WATER SUPPLY. People line up to get water in Manila. File photo by EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Ready for the Metro Manila quake? PH can learn from Turkey

Nov 19, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Turkey has begun a strict enforcement of its building code which experts say is key to reducing casualties during an earthquake Can Metro Manila do the same?

Who will help earthquake-hit Metro Manila?

Jul 11, 2014 - 8:52 AM

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum says cities and provinces should not only be ready to respond to their own disaster but that of their neighbors as well

EYES AND EARS. Manila's emergency response center is used to monitor the quake drills that will simultaneously happen across the city. Photo by David Lozada

How prepared is Metro Manila for a strong quake?

Oct 19, 2013 - 11:31 PM

The MMEIRS study is prepared to have plans and strategies in place should a strong quake rock Metro Manila It s time to review it

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS. Rescue workers recover a mock victim during an earthquake response exercise at the army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio on July 10, 2008. File photo by Joseph Agcaoili/AFP

Minor quake shakes Metro

Oct 31, 2012 - 10:35 AM

A magnutude 3 8 earthquake shook parts of central Luzon on Wednesday October 31 including Metro Manila