Philippines: Earthquake - Feb 2012
On 6 Feb 2012, a moderate size, shallow earthquake (6.9 magnitude) struck off the coast of Tayasan in the Negros Oriental province, Region VII. This triggered landslides on steep slopes in the municipalities of Guihulngan, La Libertad and Jimalalud. More than 6,000 houses were destroyed, an additional 9,000 were damaged. Almost 23,500 people sought shelter in evacuation centers. (OCHA, 30 Mar 2012)
A map visual/infographic highlighting the tracks of destructive tropical cyclones, historical strong earthquakes, location of active volcanoes, active faultlines and trenches.
This report covers the period from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012
MAAPH001 28 August 2012
This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2012
Summary: CHF 146,331 was allocated from IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 17 February 2012 to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering immediate assistance to 4,500 families (22,500 persons) affected by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the island of Cebu and Negros on 6 February 2012. The operation was implemented within a period of three months. Of the total amount allocated, CHF 126,402 was spent. The balance of CHF 19,929 will be returned to DREF.
By Rachelle M. Nessia
DUMAGUETE CITY, June 7 (PIA) -- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) regional office in Cebu City is set to release this month the P961-million cash assistance earlier requested by the provincial government for the repair of damaged infrastructure projects here.
This was announced by Gov. Roel Degamo in a forum held Wednesday in Dumaguete City.
Summary: CHF 146,331 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 17 February 2012 to replenish pre-positioned stocks released earlier and to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering immediate assistance to some 4,500 families (22,500 beneficiaries).
By Jennifer Catan-Tilos
DUMAGUETE CITY, April 17 (PIA) --- The local inter-agency technical working group (TWG) created by the Regional Development Council (RDC) in Region 7 is set to hold a strategic action plan on April 25-26 for Negros Oriental areas affected by the February 6 earthquake.
The TWG will prepare and monitor the implementation of the action plan which includes the rehabilitation and restoration of infrastructure support system of the province that were badly hit by the 6.9-magnitude earthquake.
CEBU CITY, March 30 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Field Office-7 teamed up with Lakbay Kalinga Group to conduct back to back psycho-social interventions to the incident survivors who up to now are still taking refuge both inside and outside the evacuation camps in Negros Oriental.
· A 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Negros Oriental triggers emergency response
· The Philippine Government releases the national plan for disaster management and risk reduction
· In Iligan, the WASH cluster makes progress in supporting the Government rebuild the water system
· Regional authorities transfer cluster leadership to city governments in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan
· On 18 March, the Peace Panels of the Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front met for the 26th round of talks in Kuala Lumpur
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Negros Oriental triggers emergency response
The Philippine Government releases the national plan for disaster management and risk reduction
In Iligan, the WASH cluster makes progress in supporting the Government rebuild the water system
Regional authorities transfer cluster leadership to city governments in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan
DUMAGUETE CITY, March 28 (PIA) -- In the aftermath of the two natural disasters that hit Negros Oriental last year and early this year, local anti-human trafficking groups are strengthening linkages in the neighboring Negros Occidental province in expectation of increased illegal recruitment activities.
The Visayan Forum Foundation (VFF), a non-government organization, is beefing up its network in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental closely monitor possible illegal recruitment victims coming from disaster-hit areas in Negros Oriental.
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, March 19 (PIA6) -- Donations continue to pour for the victims of the February 6 quake which left many Guihulngan City residents homeless.
The Parents and Teachers Association of the St. Benilde School in Bacolod City donated 18 big boxes of relief goods with assorted used clothing, and other miscellaneous items which were turned over to the 11th IB, which in turn distributed the relief goods to the affected families at the evacuation center in Guihulngan City National Highschool on March 11.
MANILA, March 15 -- The Government of Canada has made a contribution of CDN$ $20,000 (approx. PhP 900 thousand pesos) to the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) for the victims of the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that shook the Visayas last month, an embassy statement said.
The European Commission allocates € 75,000 or Php 4.3 million to bring relief to earthquake victims in Western Visayas.
EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux of the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines said that the aid will be used for distributing foods, non-food items and safe drinking water as well as for health and hygiene promotion.
The EU support will be channelled through the Red Cross who operates with funding from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
DUMAGUETE CITY, March 10 (PIA) -- The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) poured in an additional P500,000 worth of relief goods to the quake-hit families in the towns of Tayasan, Jimalalud and Guihulngan City.
EDC Vice President for its Southern Negros Geothermal Production Field, Engr. Dwight Maxino said, EDC has already given out P1.5 million worth of relief bags containing rice, canned goods, bottled water, blankets and flashlights to the earthquake victims since February up to the present.
By Precie Catherine C. Cuarto
QUEZON CITY, Mar. 7 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Negros Oriental has requested for disaster relief assistance augmentation amounting to P165 million.
The 6.9-magnitude earthquake that jolted the province last February affected 59,785 families or 292,684 persons. DSWD figures indicate that 1,969 families are still in evacuation centers.
By Hazel F. Gloria
CEBU CITY, March 2 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will implement the use of the family access cards (FAC) in earthquake-stricken areas to ensure that no one is left unattended.
This is also to avoid duplication of goods and services received by the quake victims.
By Fayette C. Riñen
CEBU CITY, February 28 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 7 recently provided quake victims access basic goods at lower prices through a two-day Diskwento Caravan in quake-hit towns of La Libertad and Jimalalud in Negros Oriental.
DTI 7 Regional Director Asteria Caberte said they invited selected distributors to sell directly to the consumers at distributor’s price.
NEGROS ORIENTAL, Feb. 26 (PIA) -- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) reported that the deaths from the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Negros Oriental rose to 55 with 24 from Guihulngan, 12 La Libertad, 10 Jimalalud, three from Tayasan, three from Ayungon, one from Bindoy, and two from Manjuyod; 60 are still missing or believed to have been buried alive.