Bayawan to hold
quake drill March 24
Barangays, schools, and private establishments in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, are urged to take part in the citywide earthquake drill, dubbed “The Big One”, 3 p.m. on March 24.
The city government, through the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, will hold the drill to assess disaster response and preparedness, a government press release said.
Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management officer II Siegfred Kent Uy said scenarios, such as road accidents, river crossing, fires and tsunami incidents, will be simulated in different areas of the city to give information and prepare the people if these incidents will happen.
Duterte can't stop
China's plan in shoal
President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday he could not stop China from building on a disputed shoal near his country's west coast because it was too powerful.
The mayor of China's Sansha city has reportedly said his country would set up an environmental monitoring station on Scarborough Shoal, which China seized from the Philippines in 2012.
“We cannot stop China from doing (these) things," Duterte told journalists when asked about the reports.