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One of the cracks at the crater of Kanlaon Volcano.*

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Quake causes cracks,
landslide at Kanlaon

PHIVOLCS AERIAL SURVEY SOUGHT
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology experts have been asked to assess the damage caused by the magnitude 6.9 earthquake on Kanlaon Volcano following large cracks discovered at its crater, and a landslide at Margaha Valley, Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park superintendent Cecil Cañada said yesterday.

He said the PHIVOLCS has been informed of the quake damage to the volcano and they are trying to arrange for an aerial survey of the area. It is difficult to get a government chopper as they are being used for relief operations in Negros Oriental, Cañada said.

Ma. Antonia Bornas, chief of thePHIVOLCVS Science Research Specialist Volcano Monitoring and Eruption Prediction Division, said they need to verify the report through an aerial survey.moremoremore

Jam Step still on: Golez
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

Rain or shine, the Jam Step activity will push through at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow at the old Bacolod Airport despite a request for its deferment by the Parent-Teacher Association Federation of Bacolod City.

PTAFBC president Pastor Arsenio Maglasang had asked for the deferment of the activity as he expressed concern over the safety of the students who will participate, following an earthquake that hit Bacolod City Monday.

Bacolod Rep. Anthony Golez Jr. yesterday said the aerobic exercise will push through because after the Jam Step 21212 tomorrow, there is going to be a Jam Step Philippines in July.moremoremore

Fire destroys P2M
in property
BY ADRIAN NEMES III

Two million pesos worth of properties turned to ashes when a fire, believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit, hit a two-storey ancestral home in Brgy. Singcang Airport, Bacolod City, yesterday.

City fire deputy marshal, Insp. Publio Ploteña, said they received a call from a concerned citizen at 1:13 a.m. that the residence of the late prosecutor Joe Soberano at Racquel Street was on fire.

Six fire trucks of the Bacolod City Bureau of Fire Protection assisted by the Amity and the Chamber fire volunteer brigades put the fire out at 1:40 a.m., Ploteña said..moremoremore

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