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Cor Jesu College after magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines

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Earthquake damage at Cor Jesu College (Bert Jhonzeen Barimbad Teogangco/Facebook)

October 29, 2019: Cor Jesu College building have been fully damaged after two strong earthquakes jolt Davao Region this month

Today, magnitude .6 strong earthquake rattled Philippines with epicenter located 14 km W of Bual, Soccsksargen, Philippines.

Cor Jesu College is a Roman Catholic educational institution located in Digos City, Philippines.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF COR JESU COLLEGE issued on October 8, 2019

In these difficult times that Cor Jesu College community are facing, we are grateful to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the support of many individuals and organizations.

To ensure safety of everyone, the city government of Digos, sent a composite team of the BFP, DPWH and CDRRMC to assess and evaluate the buildings of the school. The representatives of the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) also came to do their assessment. In addition, the school hired an independent assessor, an expert Structural Engineer. Using the findings of these assessments, the school decided to continue its operation but only using the buildings which are fit for use.

All Findings of the assessments were gathered and submitted to the City Government of Digos. Today we got the clearance to operate.

We assure that the buildings that our students and employees will use possess structural integrity as certified by a Structural Engineer. All other buildings found to have damages will either be demolished, repaired, and retrofitted based on the recommendations of the City Engineer's Office and Structural Engineers starting October 19, 2019 to November 30, 2019.

Kirt Anthony R. Diaz, PhD
School Principal
Designated Spokesperson of CJC

Main Post: Recent Natural Disasters List October 29, 2019

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