earthquake preparedness - updates

Rappler's latest stories on earthquake preparedness


DILG orders LGUs to craft plans for the 'Big One' in 90 days

Feb 26, 2020 - 6:52 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says local officials that fail to do so may face administrative, even criminal cases

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

CHECKLIST: What cities and municipalities should prepare for an earthquake

Jul 28, 2018 - 4:08 PM

Every city and municipality should be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed when dealing with earthquakes and other major disasters

CHECKLIST: What barangays should prepare for an earthquake

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:02 AM

If a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits your local community, is it ready for the worst-case scenario?

CHECKLIST: What should households prepare for an earthquake

Jul 07, 2018 - 9:08 AM

How are your families preparing for a major disaster?

Thousands participate in the 3rd nationwide earthquake drill

Sep 27, 2017 - 3:33 PM

The #BidaAngHanda, the official hashtag for the nationwide earthquake drill organized by the NDRRMC, trends nationwide

EARTHQUAKE DRILL. More than 1,000 grade schoolers of Mabini Elementary school in Baguio City join the 3rd national Earth Quake Drill September 27, 2017. Photos by Mau Victa

Government sets 3rd nationwide earthquake drill on Sept 21

Sep 18, 2017 - 4:26 PM

On the same day, various activist groups are also expected to take the streets of Metro Manila to commemorate the declaration of martial law 45 years ago

DRILL. In this file photo, police and civilian employees evacuate from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) headquarters as they participate in the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill in Quezon City on March 31, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LGUs, private companies participate in the 3rd #MMShakeDrill

Jul 14, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The scenarios performed by the different local government units for MMShakeDrill seek to foster a culture of preparedness in anticipation of the movement of the West Valley Fault

JUST A DRILL. Responders simulate a fire scenario at the inside the Mandaluyong City Hall complex. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

MMDA and Rappler partner to make Metro Manila earthquake-ready

May 14, 2016 - 1:59 PM

This year s MMShakeDrill takes place on Wednesday June 22 2016

PARTNERS. MMDA and Rappler have inked an agreement to cooperate for this year's #MMShakeDrill. Photo by Lou Gepuela / Rappler

Authorities set stage for second #MMShakeDrill

May 13, 2016 - 10:56 AM

This year s Metro Manila Shake Drill takes place on June 22

Makati central business district ready for ‘Big One’

Jul 31, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Makati residents and business establishments take part in the July 30 MMShakeDrill

READ FOR THE 'BIG ONE.' Responders simulate a high-angle rescue inside the Ayala Center. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler  #RobReyeS

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

HIGHLIGHTS: Conversation with Dingdong Dantes on #MMshakedrill

Jul 29, 2015 - 6:22 PM

UPDATED Check out the Twitter conversation on the role of the youth in earthquake preparedness with Commissioner Dingdong Dantes of the National Youth Commission on July 29

Essentials for extreme conditions

Jul 29, 2015 - 6:18 PM

Here s what you ll need

Malacañang to government workers: Join #MMshakedrill

Jul 29, 2015 - 4:48 PM

Memorandum Circular No 79 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa urges all heads of government offices and corporations to authorize and encourage their respective officials and employees to participate in the synchronized Metro Manila wide earthquake drill

MMDA wants consolidated earthquake plan for Metro Manila

May 28, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Leaders of 84 barangays near the West Valley Fault and East Valley Fault meet to discuss safety measures and disaster plans if a powerful quake hits Metro Manila

MOBILE SIMULATOR. MMDA's mobile earthquake simulator will make the rounds of vulnerable barangays near the fault lines. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

DPWH to repair 6 NCR bridges for 'worst quake scenario'

May 20, 2015 - 5:48 PM

The DPWH says it has already allocated more than P4 billion to repair the major bridges in Metro Manila

IMPROVEMENTS. The DPWH will reopen Ayala bridge in June 2015. Photo from the DPWH Facebook page

Project MOVE: Preparing for earthquakes

Mar 21, 2015 - 10:19 AM

In the next discussion on Project MOVE Rappler talks to experts on how the public can prepare for earthquakes

8 of 10 world's most disaster-prone cities in PH

Mar 06, 2015 - 10:09 AM

The Philippines ranked 80th out of 198 countries for resilience is deemed high risk partly due to entrenched corruption and high levels of poverty

What will you do if a quake strikes?

Mar 19, 2014 - 6:11 PM

In an effort to improve disaster preparedness at the community level the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council conducts a nationwide earthquake drill

EARTHQUAKE DRILL. Employees of the Office of Civil Defense simulate an evacuation.  Photo from the OCD

Tool to check earthquake readiness of PH houses launched

Feb 19, 2014 - 3:57 PM

With this tool homeowners can check the earthquake readiness of their own houses

CHECK FOR YOURSELF. JICA Chief Representative Sasaki Takahiro (right in suit) and PHIVOLCS Director Renato Solidum unveil the 12-point earthquake safety checklist on February 19, 2014. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

12-point checklist for an earthquake-resistant house

Feb 19, 2014 - 3:57 PM

Is your house earthquake resistant? Check yourself using these 12 questions

COMMON HOUSE. Concrete hollow block (CHB) houses are common in the Philippines because they are cheap and easy to construct. Photo from PHIVOLCS

Earthquake tips: what to do before, during, and after

Feb 07, 2012 - 4:53 PM

Meant to be shared online, the Earthquake Preparedness Guide can help Filipinos prepare for earthquakes and possible aftershocks

PREPARED. The Pasay City government simulates disaster and response drill during the #MMShakeDrill on July 14, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler