Public response to quake better than before – Phivolcs chief

MANILA, Philippines --- The people's response to the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that shook Luzon on Monday afternoon showed more readiness for disasters, the chief of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Tuesday. "We are better prepared than before," Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said. Strict inspection "But we need to do more. For earthquake preparedness, it's not just the people who should be preparing, but buildings have to also be structured properly," Solidum said. Local governments should be more strict in building inspection and in the issuance of permits for building design and construction, he said. "We have a good building co...Keep on reading: Public response to quake better than before – Phivolcs chief

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