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Why Philippines and Indonesia are prone to natural hazards

Just like Indonesia, the Philippines has a big earthquake looming in its future. This raises an important question: what makes the Philippines and Indonesia prone to natural hazards? — (MANILA, Philippines) The catastrophic damage left behind by the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Palu, Indonesia still leaves people shaken to their very core. According …

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Jolted netizens liken #MMShakeDrill phone alarm to ‘The Purge’ siren

‘Do not panic? Eh mas nagpanic pa ako doon sa alarm sound, muntik ko pa itapon phone ko,’ says one irate netizen — (MANILA, Philippines) At around 1 pm on Thursday, July 19, many people momentarily panicked when their phones simultaneously blasted with an alarm that reminded them of the warning siren in the hit …

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MMDA’s #MMShakeDrill: How everything worked

With such a herculean task of keeping the drill under wraps, how did the #MMShakeDrill fare in pulling off its grand surprise? — (MANILA, Philippines) Despite a mishap that led to a premature alert, the Metro Manila Development Authority mounted its first ‘surprise’ #MMShakeDrill on Thursday, July 19. With such a herculean task of keeping …

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MMDA, NTC to announce #MMShakeDrill via SMS alert

MMDA says the annual earthquake drill, dubbed online as the #MMShakeDrill, will push through on the third week of June, rain or shine — (MANILA, Philippines) The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) earlier said the date of the #MMShakeDrill, the annual metro-wide earthquake drill for this year, will be a surprise. What the MMDA only …

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CHECKLIST: What should households prepare for an earthquake

How are your families preparing for a major disaster? — (MANILA, Philippines) Is your household prepared for the “Big One”? According to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), every household should be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed when dealing with earthquakes and other major disasters. Preparing for the ‘Big One’ …

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