BORONGAN CITY- The Department of Public Works and Highways-Eastern Samar District Engineering Office (DPWH-ESDEO) has conducted inspections on infrastructure projects after a series of earthquakes were felt in this province.
Manolo Rojas, district engineer of the ESDEO, said in an interview that he directed all project engineers to conduct post disaster damage assessment on all on-going infrastructure projects due to recent earthquakes that hit the province.
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit the town of Hernani on January 27, 2019 and another magnitude 4.8 jolt struck the same town on January 30.
The recent earthquake, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that jolted Surigao del Norte last Friday night, March 8, reported by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) was felt at intensity 3 in Borongan City, the provincial capital.
Rojas said that DPWH’s disaster response team is automatically activated when there is calamity.
“Our maintenance crew and heavy equipment are on standby and ready for possible quick response to any eventualities,” added Rojas.
Rojas disclosed that no infrastructures were affected by the earthquakes based on the report of the project engineers.