VP Duterte requires calm after Mindanao earthquake

6.8-magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental town


MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Sara Duterte on Friday urged these affected by the sturdy earthquake in Mindanao, and most people to stay calm and observe earthquake drills and different security protocols.

In a Fb submit, Duterte mentioned she was alarmed by the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Saraggani  Island, Davao Occidental within the afternoon, which additionally affected adjoining areas. 

 “Ako man ay nakaranas din ng malalakas na lindol noong ako ay alkalde ng Davao at meron itong dala na trauma. Kinakailangan natin maging kalmado, at unahin ang pagcheck ng ating mga bahay at gusali para paghanda sa aftershocks,” Duterte mentioned. 

(I actually skilled sturdy earthquakes once I was mayor of Davao, and it was traumatizing. We have to stay calm and test our homes and buildings so we will put together for aftershocks.) 

Duterte mentioned she acquired a report from the Workplace of the Civil Protection. She may also meet with the Nationwide Catastrophe Danger Discount and Administration Council. 

Duterte is the nation’s caretaker whereas President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is in the US for the Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation Summit.

The Vice President mentioned she has additionally met with Government SecrertaryLucas Bersamin to evaluate the response of the totally different authorities businesses.  

“Sa mga kalamidad na katulad nito, lumalabas po ang kahalagahan ng ating mga earthquake drills at iba pang pagsasanay para sa kahandaan. Manatili po tayong kalmado, matatag at nagkakaisa,” mentioned Duterte. 

(In calamities like this, the significance of earthquake drills and different workout routines emerges, Allow us to stay calm, sturdy and united.)



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