Is Philippines already resilient for eartquake?

The entire Metro Manila and its adjacent local government units anticipate the BIG ONE—it is said to be the most disastrous earthquake that would ever happen in the Philippines. It is expected to devastate properties, kill lives, and topple down buildings.

In Pangasinan, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PRDRRMC) carefully monitor all aspects of the province for anytime soon and possible occurrence of estimatedly 8.2 magnitude of earthquake. According to Rhodyn Luchinvar Oro, Focal Point for  Pangasinan Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, the officials had already identified villages near the fault lines.

On the other hand, Other fault lines that could possibly trigger the Pangasinan are being watched closely –and those are on Digdig, San Manuel and east Zambales.
READ: Pangasinan officials get ready for 8-magnitude earthquake []


What to do during earthquake?

Here are the very basic tips from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) that one must do in order to be saved:

According Ted Esguerra, a Rescue Doctor, the proper way to conduct the duck, cover, and hold is:

“When the shaking starts and you are indoors, Esguerra said you should follow these three steps: duck, cover and hold. Duck or drop down to the floor, take cover under a sturdy table or other furniture, and hold on to its posts.”

Today, at exactly 1’ o’clock in the afternoon, a nationwide earthquake drill was conducted to simulate the possible scenario during and after the earthquake.

The government hotline numbers will operate during disaster, to with:

So what does government do?

Resilience, for many people, is just a word that government aim for and seems vague, but more than this word are the behind-the-scene preparations that government is doing. The government ensures that all its projects including roads and bridges, evacuation centers, and other hard infrastructures and structures are stronger and resilient to withstand during this foreseen magnitude of earthquake.


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