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Quakes jolt DavOr,Sultan Kudarat

Magnitude 5.6 quake jolts DavOr

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit Davao Oriental early Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.The tectonic quake struck 51 km. southeast of the municipality of Manay at 3:19 a.m. It was 20 km. deep.Intensity IV was felt in Manay, Tarragona, and… Read More

Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Sultan Kudarat

 A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook Sultan Kudarat province on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.The tectonic quake struck 36 kilometers northwest of the municipality of Lebak at 1:24 p.m.It was 36 kilometers deep.Intensity III was… Read More

MATI CITY SLAMS RAPPLER FOR FAKE REPORT ON PUJADA BAY

Rappler: A study by the Philippine Environmental Management Bureau shows that the fecal coliform contamination of Pujada Bay has already reached more than 2,000 parts per million – way beyond the tolerable level of 200 ppm

Pujada Bay listed as one the world’s most beautiful

The Pujada Bay, along with Mayo and Balete Bays, in the City of Mati, Davao Oriental has officially been included on the list of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World.

Dolores Valdesco, head of the Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) and one of the technical persons for the province’s application, said the MBBWA is set to send their recommendations for implementation, which include the inclusion of Mayo and Balete Bays in the City of Mati in the official documents that originally covers only the Pujada Bay. READ MORE

Mati City denies Pujada Bay becoming ‘virtual cesspool’

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 THE City Government of Mati denied reports that Pujada Bay has become a ‘virtual cesspool’. On June 28, 2022, news site Rappler published a story entitled ‘Davao Oriental’s world-class bay turns into a virtual cesspool’ that is allegedly based on a study by the Philippine Environmental Management Bureau (PEMB). The study says the fecal coliform contamination of Pujada Bay has now reached more than 2,000 parts per million which are beyond the tolerable level of 200 ppm (parts per million). READ MORE

Davao Oriental’s world-class bay turns into a virtual cesspool

Environment officials sounded alarm bells over the fecal coliform contamination of the Pujada Bay in Davao  Oriental, which increased over 10 times the tolerable level.

A Philippine Environmental Management Bureau (PEMB) study showed that the fecal coliform contamination of Pujada Bay has already reached more than 2,000 parts per million which is way beyond the tolerable level of 200 ppm.READ MORE

DAVAO ORIENTAL HIT BY THREE EARTHQUAKES IN ONE DAY

Earthquake jolts DavOr anew

 May 5, 2022, 5:53 pm

MANILA — A magnitude-5.8 quake jolted Davao Oriental on Thursday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The tectonic quake struck 147 kilometers southeast of the municipality of Tarragona at 4:21 p.m. It was 2 kilometers deep. Earlier today, Phivolcs… Read More

Magnitudes 5.7, 5.2 quakes

Two earthquakes with magnitudes 5.2 and 5.7 jolted Davao Oriental early Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.Phivolcs director Renato Solidum Jr. said both earthquakes were caused by the movement along the Philippine Trench.The magnitude… Read More

DAVAO CITY WORST HIT IN CASE OF MAGNITUDE 8.3 EARTHQUAKE

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PHIVOLCS WARNS ANEW OF ‘KILLER QUAKE

’ BY ROGER M. BALANZA

If it stages a comeback, the Magnitude 8.3 killer quake that hit the Davao Region and killed more than 500 people nearly a century ago would cause much heavier damage today in Davao City because of its population, geological foundation and physical development.      On the … Continue read

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PHIVOLCS WARNS DABAWENYOS VS. TSUNAMI

Residents urged to be vigilant as strong quake hits DavOr anew

Although the two strong earthquakes that hit Davao Oriental this week did not cause a tsunami threat, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) director Renato Solidum Jr. said the public must remain vigilant against strong earthquakes or tsunamis in the area.

The  magnitude 6.2 and magnitude 6.1 quakes this week were caused by movement along the Philippine Trench, Solidum told the Philippine News Agency in an interview on Thursday.Read More