Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.


Friday, March 14, 2008

Quake hits Davao Sur, N. Cotabato

A medium intensity earthquake was felt in the provinces of Davao del Sur and North Cotabato at about 7:03 last night.

The quake measured 4.2 on the Richter scale near the epicenter located about 26 kms. south-west of Digos City. The tremor was also felt in the towns of Sta. Cruz, Padada, Sulop, Malalag and Bansalan in Davao del Sur and in the towns of Makilala, Kidapawan, Mlang, Matalam, Kabacan and Pikit in North Cotabato.

PhiVolcS said the quake was tectonic in origin caused by the slight plate adjustments in the Davao trench along the Davao Gulf extending up until Sarangani Gulf. PhiVolcS did not raise any alarm for possible tsunami surge due to said earthquake.

No damage to lives and properties were noted by the authorities.

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