Soldiers and firefighters had to hike into mountains to reach remote villages. Community health centers and hospitals were rendered useless, resulting in the use of makeshift wards outside the affected buildings.
Furthermore, prolonged periods of aftershocks forced the population to take residence in makeshift shelters, afraid to go inside weakened buildings, and causing psychological trauma. Spain also cited the damage and destruction of the churches, which they consider as part of their historical heritage during the Spanish colonial period.
With at least 82 people still missing, many of them in landslides that buried homes, the casualties could top a quake on Mindoro Islandsouth of Manila. We're isolated. The Department of Health placed the affected region into code red alert status. The damage may be worse than officials realized because the quake cut off communications to some villages, Reyes said.
Every Thursday Latest book reviews, author interviews, and reading trends. Different local and foreign companies also donated different relief items. By Teresa Cerojano Associated Press Manila Dozens of people were still missing Tuesday following a strong earthquake that triggered landslides and damaged buildings and roads on a central Philippine island.
Seventy-eight people died there inabout half of them in a quake-triggered tsunami.
This power plant, along with transmission lines, were damaged by the storm.