Police Regional Office 12 – Police Regional Office 12 (PRO12) with PBGEN ALFRED S CORPUS on the lead renders swift reaction as another strong quake(tectonic) occurred this time at Matanao, Davao Del Sur as epicenter at 2:11 in the afternoon yesterday with Magnitude Level 6.9.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded following intensities:
- Intensity VII – Matanao and Magsaysay, Davao del Sur
- Intensity VI – Kidapawan City; General Santos City; Bansalan, Davao del Sur; Alabel and Malapatan, Sarangani; Koronadal City
- Intensity V – Tulunan and Matalam, Cotabato; Cotabato City; Davao City; Glan, Sarangani
- Intensity III – Kalilangan, Talakag, and Dangcagan, Bukidnon
- Intensity II – Impasugong, Bukidnon; Cagayan de Oro City; Dipolog City
- Intensity I – Zamboanga del Sur
Based on the situation reported of PRO 12 on Earthquake Recapitulation Incidents as of 6:00 AM of December 16, 2019, there have been 25 injured quake victims and 27 houses and/or infrastructures destroyed; however, roads are still passable, and power supply are back to 18 Local Government Units (LGUs).
According to PHIVOLCS, damage and aftershocks are expected to take place and for that 74 Evacuation centers are established in most affected areas in SOCCSKSARGEN.
PBGEN CORPUS, already reactivated Disaster Incident Management Task Groups (DIMTGs) in the affected areas in collaboration with local DRRMOs to mitigate casualties and extend medical assistance to injured persons.
Medical TRIAD is also established at the vicinity of SM and KCC Mall of GenSan; Mobile Patrol Unit and Traffic Management Unit deployed in KCC, Robinsons, Fitmart Mall GenSan to prevent looting, carry out crowd control and traffic management.
PRO 12 personnel were also consolidated ready for SAR Operations while 110 others are already deployed for Search Rescue and Recovery (SRR) Operation.
“We have been frequented by quakes since October leaving damages and loss of lives as one after another pass by. Despite the calamity, rest assured that PRO 12 is always at your service especially in these trying times. Even though this kind of catastrophe spares no one and even some police officers also suffer the same, we will still uphold our mandate to serve. We, in collaboration with other government and civic organizations, will always be on top of the situation.” RD CORPUS said.