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Is the Philippines Ready for a Killer Earthquake?

Massive earthquakes that devastated New Zealand and Japan have brought fear to the world, including the Philippines, a nation right smack in the “Pacific Ring of Fire.”

Amid the panic and the confusion, one question needs to be answered: Are Filipinos prepared to face a killer earthquake in the country?
This Thursday (Mar 24) on “Krusada,” veteran broadcast journalist Noli “Kabayan” De Castro will lead the way in preparing Filipinos for disaster in the Philippines.

Join him as he flies above the nation to spot “danger zones” or areas that lie over fault lines. Kabayan will also visit condemned buildings and infrastructures that are prone to destruction during earthquakes.

Find out the best ways to prepare for earthquakes from experts from PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology), DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways) and NDCC (National Disaster Coordinating Council.

Seventy-five people were killed while 300 are still missing after the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand last February. In Japan, the number of victims continues to pile up in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country this month.

It has been over two decades since the last great earthquake happened in the Philippines in 1990. But have these events prepared Filipinos enough for the dangers that are still to come?

Listen, take part, and be one in Noli De Castro’s first campaign in “Krusada,” this Thursday (Mar 24), after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN. Because it takes more than words to make a stand.

21 Comments on Is the Philippines Ready for a Killer Earthquake?

  1. ASA KA PA // March 24, 2011 at 3:10 am //

    BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. PERYA BUONG PAYATAS // March 24, 2011 at 12:09 am //

    @18-19 Watch it above instead!

  3. alex g baklush! bakla ka!

  4. Marian...aaaaaaw!!!!! // March 23, 2011 at 8:47 pm //

    baklang alex g na toh

  5. i will definitely watch this!!!

  6. Anonymous // March 23, 2011 at 4:19 pm //

    Alex g. Isa kang SALOT ,BOBO WALANG KWENTA! May sa dem0nyo kb? Ikaw dapat unang mamatay pag nagkalind0l. Puro ka netw0rk war may napapala kb jan! Nakakabucit mga gnyang tao.wag nating tutularan. Magkar0n ka naman ng takot sa diyos sa mga pinag gagagawa m0!

  7. Auckland_blues // March 23, 2011 at 4:17 pm //

    the best weapon for this unpredictable calamity is PRAYER. . .

  8. The Philippines has been devastated by events that is stronger than earthquakes, political conspiracies, corruption, prejudices, immoral judgements, and issues which shook the individuality of every citizen in this nation, more than that I think is nothing to each and every one of us, we’ve been through the strongest of typhoons, flash floods,yet, here we are standing still amidst the threat of natural calamities, smiling, for that, we are more than ready over anything that can cease our existence, so let us raise our flag up high with honor and gratitude that we are filipinos, who in one way or another can stand up to anything! :)

  9. pano magiging ready ang pilipinas kung di nmn pinopondohan ng gobyerno ang pilipinas sa mga ganitong kalamidad, yung donation nga ng australia nung ondoy kinurakot. bagyo lagi kalaban ng pinas pero until now wla pa din pondo ang gobyerno sa ganung sitwasyon earthquake p kya na di alam kun kelan aatake. ang japan dahil lagi silang nililindol may pondo talaga ang japan at alam na nila gagawin. kya pag nagyari stin ang tulad s japan lhat ng kinurakot nila di nila mddla sa kbilang buhay! lhat tau pantay pantay!

  10. alex g an epitome of a uneducated human being,slut on her own way,cheap,vulgar,bitch,insecure ugly basher of Marian Rivera. // March 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm //

  11. Anonymous // March 23, 2011 at 1:52 pm //

    alex g, get a life. you do realize that you’re being stupid, right? for weeks now, you keep on posting irrelevant and tactless statements and do you even know how to read? your comments are way off the topic. please, stop flooding the articles with all these nonsense. back off b**ch.

  12. Achilles007 // March 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm //

    180 na po ang death toll dito sa Christchuch New Zealand.

  13. We solid kapamilya forever:)

  14. . .cam0te. . // March 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm //

    Haha! Alex g, tama na yang netw0rk war! We knew nman kng cnu tlaga ang mas malaki ang revenue eh, chillax, tularan ny0 kmi d2 sa bagui0, trabah0 muna, 0k?

  15. okay
    8-)

  16. IMORTAL telesery of the century talaga // March 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm //

    really loved IMORTAL coz of angel locsin she is down to earth, very helpful, she has a golden heart to give and to help, infact she once helped my relative at first I hate her but lately wow she is really an angel I admired her so much she is loving and helpful I loved her so much. @@@@@@@

  17. sana if ever magkalindol sana kainin ng lupa si alex g

    para mabawasan ang salot, walang silbe, bob0 at wala laman ang utak kundi anti marian or anti gma 24/7

  18. wag naman magtanga-tangahan ung iba dito! OFF TOPIC! nakakainis!

  19. to alaex g.

    im a solid kapamilya pero dis is a serious matter hwag mo nman isali pa network war d2 npka imature mo kakahiya kna.

  20. Shut up with your stupid and irrelevant comment this is about earthquakes not GMA!!!

  21. alex g: "Walang kinikilingan, walang pinoproteksyonan, walang kasinungalingan, walang bahid pulitika, serbisyong totoo lang", Dahil d natutulog ang balita, BAYARAN niyo kami para gumawa ng commercials 24 oras". // March 23, 2011 at 11:52 am //

    Dahil sa Pera, nawala tuloy prinsipiyo.
    Mga mukhang pera tlga.
    8-)

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