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Earthquake Manila "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/basic-and-daily-needs/earthquake-manila/351505-1-eng-GB/Earthquake-Manila_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Earthquake Manila

Earthquakes are quite common in the Philippines. They are mostly harmless but there is a a certain risk for stronger earthquakes, so you should be prepared. Here is the Megacitizens Safety Guide for Earthquakes, including links to the Valley Fault System Atlas.

Brownout "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/brownout/99758-1-eng-GB/Brownout_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Brownout

With an increasing number of storms and other calamities, coupled with fragile infrastructure, chances are high that you experience at least one or two brownouts per year in the Megacity Manila. Here is what you should know about power outages and how to be prepared.

Makati Central Fire Station "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/local-life/life-laws-and-events-in-manila/makati-central-fire-station/1861231-1-eng-GB/Makati-Central-Fire-Station_zoom_image.jpg" 1022 517 Makati Central Fire Station

Do you like oldtimers or have a kid that is crazy about fire trucks? Then you should pay a visit to the Makati Central Fire Station.

Hope in Leyte after the typhoon "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/basic-and-daily-needs/hope-in-leyte-after-the-typhoon/724567-1-eng-GB/Hope-in-Leyte-after-the-typhoon_zoom_image.jpg" 720 433 Hope in Leyte after the typhoon

+++ Update Saturday, 8 November 2014 +++

Recovery and rehabilitation efforts are still ongoing in areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda that hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013. Here is an update on what has been done and what still needs to be done one year after the disaster.

Glenda damage in Mandaluyong "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/glenda-damage-in-mandaluyong/1318323-1-eng-GB/Glenda-damage-in-Mandaluyong_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Glenda damage in Mandaluyong

Typhoon Glenda (international name: Rammasun) has left hundred thousands of households in Metro Manila and Luzon without electricity, and brought life to a halt on July 16. Fortunately though, the Philippines did not experience the kind of devastation caused by typhoon Yolanda last year. 

Commuting in flooded streets "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/news/commuting-in-flooded-streets3/334501-1-eng-GB/Commuting-in-flooded-streets_zoom_image.jpg" 1024 571 Commuting in flooded streets

It is mid June and the rainy season has just started, but already Metro Manila experiences the first floods.

Water taxi "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/basic-and-daily-needs/water-taxi/492970-1-eng-GB/Water-taxi_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1114 Water taxi

Metro Manila experiences heavy rainfall due to the tropical storm Maring. Many parts of Manila got flooded since Sunday night, August 18/19. The Megacities team took some pictures and videos to show how the Manileños cope with it.

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