In The News: “Earthquake Displaces 3 Million”

More than 3 million affected by earthquake – DSWD; deaths climb to 144

MANILA – (UPDATE3, 5:56 p.m.) The killer earthquake in the Visayas has already claimed 144 lives, with 291 injured and 23 missing, said the latest report Wednesday afternoon of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Monitoring Council (NDRRMC). Bohol still accounted for bulk of the fatalities, at 134; Cebu accounted for 9 and Siquijor, one.


PNoy leads distribution of relief packs to displaced families in Bohol

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Oct. 17 (PIA) — Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III led the distribution of relief goods here Wednesday for earthquake victims who have sought shelter at Tagbilaran Sports Complex following the deadly earthquake that rocked Bohol on Oct. 15. 


Japan’s Hotel Sector Provides Public Shelter for Displaced Families, Post-Quake

According STR Global, Japanese hotels have reacted with composure in the aftermath of the recent earthquake, tsunami and the related radiation issues from the Fukushima nuclear plant in the Tōhoku region of northeastern Honshu. In solidarity with the Japanese people and business communities, the hotel industry has shown admirable commitment to helping those affected by the disaster.


Fire Rips Through Bonny Doon Home, Displaces Family

Cal Fire responded to the home at 1180 Warren Dr., at about 4:21 p.m. The two people inside were able to escape safely.

Capt. Ron Michaelsen said the blaze was accidentally started when the residents used a flammable substance near the water heater.

A total of eight engines and two water tenders were used to put out the fire.

The home is a total loss.

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