An environmental group expressed dismay on the decision of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau for reversing the mining reforms implemented by former environment secretary Gina Lopez, a day after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte concluded his first year as the country’s chief executive.
The city’s own “Big One” could come in the form of a magnitude 7, intensity 8 earthquake due to its proximity to the Central Davao Fault System, which lies 7.1 km southwest from the center of Davao City, said Department of Science and Technology Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction Renato Solidum, Jr.
The preparedness of several emergency responders were tested during the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill held along Bolton Street in Davao City on Thursday.
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.