The nationwide earthquake drill that will take place at 2 PM on Thursday, June 29 will test the readiness of the city government of Davao and its residents if the city is hit by a tremor with a magnitude of 7.1.
Various rescue and response units in the city conducted an earthquake rehearsal drill Saturday, June 24, in preparation for next week’s National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) 2017.
The Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office will hold a city-wide drill in anticipation of earthquakes and tsunamis.
An environmental group on Thursday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to prioritize a bill that would address the alarming increase of electronic waste across the country.
The Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) appealed to the National Water Regulatory Board (NWRB) to give power to the city government to monitor water resources.
The Philippine Misereor Partnership, Inc. Davao Region Cluster (PMPI-DRC) and counterpart Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) continue to push for an alternative bill to address the issues on mining in the country.
The city will serve as a pilot site for the first nationwide simulated earthquake drill, which will be held on June 29 at the University of Mindanao Bolton Campus here.
As a litmus test to the environment secretary, an environmental group on Friday urged DENR chief Roy Cimatu to close down the Ipilan mining firm for cutting some 15, 000 trees in Palawan province.
The MOA was signed under the program “Adopt an Estero/Waterbody Program” of the TSI that will cover the Inawayan River and the Macaraing Creek in Binugao.
DOST 11 will install additional early warning devices to beef up real-time weather monitoring and disaster prevention in the region.