City gov’t deploys men to check buildings after quake

The Davao City Engineer’s Office (CEO), on Thursday, October 17, promptly conducted building inspections in both public and private establishments to check if there were significant damages following the 6.3 magnitude earthquake which struck parts of Mindanao including Davao City.

This was disclosed by CEO representative Engr. Arjean Jumamoy during the I-Speak media forum held at the City Hall of Davao on Thursday.

Jumamoy said CEO instructed its personnel to conduct inspections particularly in schools the first hour of Thursday following the mandate of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio who suspended the classes in all levels the same day.

Mayor Duterte advised all school owners, teachers, and other school personnel to check school structures to a safety inspection with a qualified engineer on Thursday. She added that if they find building defects that are dangerous and need repair, they should immediately condemn the area and not allow students ti use the same.

Jumamoy said there were no visible cracks found in the structure of City Hall of Davao and Sangguniang Panglungsod.

Other establishments, said Jumamoy, were already inspected and there were no serious damage recorded so far.

She also said that volunteers from the private sectors assisted the Local Government Unit (LGU) in inspecting areas and buildings.