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Disaster readiness high on Manila's 10-pt agenda

from The Standard

Manila has made what a local official calls adequate preparations in the event a powerful earthquake hits the National Capital Region. Metro Manila Earthquake Impact Reduction Study of 2004 showed that Manila was among the cities in the NCR identified as vulnerable sites in case a nighttime 7.2 magnitude quake strikes with an estimated 6,200 fatalities and 21,000 injured. Through the initiative of Mayor Joseph Estrada, Manila came up with a contingency plans and disaster-readiness measure to prevent or lessen the number of casualties. more

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