Earthquake Safety Tips


Recently, the Philippines was struck by a magnitude 6 earthquake particularly in some parts of Mindanao. The strong earthquake damaged several structures, including a portion of the national highway.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said the quake struck on the morning of April 12 at 5:21 a.m.  and was located some 14 kilometers northwest of Wao, Lanao del Sur.

It was felt at Intensity 7 – classified as destructive – in Wao and Kalilangan, Bukidnon; and Intensity 4 (moderately strong) in Cagayan de Oro City; Cotabato City; Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental; Matalam, North Cotabato and Davao City.

The tremor was also felt at Intensity 3 in Kabacan, North Cotabato; Maramag, Quezon, Don Carlos, Bukidnon; Lebak, Sultan Kudarat; Intensity 2 in Kidapawan City, Koronadal City; and Intensity 1 in Camiguin, Misamis Oriental.

Photo Credit: Earthquake Newz

 

What to do when there’s an earthquake?

  1. DROP down onto your hands and knees before the earthquake would knock you down.
  2. COVER your head and neck (and your entire body if possible) under the shelter of a sturdy table or desk.
  3. HOLD ON to your shelter (or to your head and neck) until the shaking stops.

If you are outdoors during an earthquake:

  1. Stay there.
  2. Move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires.
  3. Once in the open, stay there until the shaking stops. The greatest danger exists directly outside buildings, at exits and alongside exterior walls.

What will you do before and after an earthquake?

Make sure you have a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, a battery-powered radio, a flashlight, and extra batteries at home. Here’s a list of essential products you need. Learn how to turn off the gas, water, and electricity. Make up a plan of where to meet your family after an earthquake. Don’t leave heavy objects on shelves (they’ll fall during a quake).

The Philippines is located along a typhoon belt and the so-called Ring of Fire, a vast Pacific Ocean region where about 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes and 81 percent of the world’s largest earthquakes occur.

To get the latest earthquake information, check out PHIVOLCS Earthquake Bulletins of latest seismic events in the Philippines here.

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E-commerce Giant Goes Offline With A Cow


Lazada Philippines pulls ahead of the e-commerce game with a 3-wheeled cart and a cow named Luz.

E-commerce giant, Lazada Philippines, makes a game-changing move by putting up a mobile pop-up store in the form of a 3-wheeled cart pulled by a cow named Luz. Just in time for the summer season, the mobile pop-up store will be offering over 7,107 tag-init essentials such as floaties, shades, tsinelas, and the ever-popular, t-shirt-at-shorts-na-pang-swimming combo. Lazada CEO and Co-founder, Inanc Balci, stated in an interview “This is a business move we have been planning for years. It is something our competitors would have never foreseen, and I know it will help us pull even further ahead in the game. As I told the cow Luz, we will take it one step at a time”

For more information on the summer mobile pop-up store, click here.

Last Hurrah for the Lazada Birthday Sale!


Lazada’s Birthday Sale is until today only, March 23. In case you’ve missed it, until today only (March 23), Lazada is offering FREE Delivery in Metro Manila and CALABARZON without any minimum purchase requirement! Nonetheless, Lazada offers CASH ON DELIVERY and FREE DELIVERY NATIONWIDE as well.

More importantly, here is a rundown of DEALS from electronics, health and beauty, fashion, and lifestyle that are just SO GOOD you’ll feel bad if you missed it!

TECHIES

Summer is coming up so you’ll be staying more outdoors. While you’re on the run, best to keep with you the W8 Ultra HD Sports Action Camera which only costs P1,199. With that low price, you’re getting a WI-FI action camera capable of preserving your memories into 4K videos! The JBL Go portable bluetooth speaker is also perfect for you! For onlyP988, you get to bring music with you whether you’re on top of a mountain or enjoying the waves in the beach. It also has a speaker phone function and comes in 8 vibrant colors. Laptops anyone? Lenovo Ideapad 100S-11-IBY, an 11.6-inch laptop running on Windows 10 with a 2GB RAM is available for only P6,999. That’s a LENOVO laptop for only P6,999! How about a smartphone? Here’s the O+ Crunch for only P1,495. For that low price, you are getting a dual sim smartphone with a 4.5-inch display running on Android 5.1 and with an 8GB storage expandable up to 32GB. Lastly, we’re having the Sony PlayStation 4 Slim for only P13,499. You can try going around checking every store but you can’t find a PlayStation 4 set (of course it comes with a controller) cheaper than this!

BEAUTY JUNKIES

One word – LIPSTICK! It’s a lipstick party with amazing offers from L’Oreal ad NYX! L’Oreal Paris just launched their Rouge Magique line of lipsticks and all 15 shades are in Lazada with a 30% discount. For only P280, be one of the first to try out the Rouge Magique which hits offline stores in April for P400. NYX on the other hand offers a BUY 1 TAKE 1 promo for their lipstick and lip cream. Check out
NYX Corset and Baby Doll Lingerie Lipstick bundle offered at P490 or the NYX Transylvania and Madrid Soft Matte Lip Cream bundle for only P360.

FASHIONISTAS

Daniel Wellington’s popularity is on the rise but until tomorrow, Lazada is keeping its prices low. So low you can have your Daniel Wellington watch for only P2,799! With different variants for men and women, get to choose between classic designs such as Sheffield, Suffolk, St. Mawes, Somerset, Bristol, and St. Andrews. When it comes to backpacks, Jansport is the top of mind and it will not fail your expectations during Lazada’s Birthday Sale. Jansport Superbreak backpacks will be on sale for only P1,555 until today (March 23), a 22% discount from its retail price. And for jet-setters who travels in style, Delsey is your genie offering the 55cm Delsey Eole cabin trolley for onlyP2,699 and if you need a bigger space, the 67cm Delsey 4-wheels Extendo 3 Epansion trolley is on sale for only P3,709, a 70% discount from it’s SRP of 12,550!

HOMEBODIES

Summer is coming so escape the summer heat with the Matrix 0.6 HP Window Type Air Conditioner for only P4,999. Also, since it rains less often, it’s also the perfect time to do some renovations. The Bosch GSB 550 Impact Drill Electrician’s Kit is the electrician’s best friend and could be your perfect companion too. Execute your home improvement plans this summer for only P1,999. Make every meal a feast with the Caribbean CTB-2005 Turbo Broiler. For only P1,199, you can start preparing those extra special chicken or turkey dishes! And finally, here’s the deal you just can’t miss – the Nestle Lazada Anniversary Sale Pack! For only P555, you are getting 1x 1KG Nestle Bear Brand Adult Plus, 24x 25g Nestea Kiwi Lemon Blend Litro Pack, 24x 25g Nesfruta Guyabano Litro, and 6x 200ml Nescafe Caramel Macchiato.

The Lazada Birthday Sale is until today only (March 23) so avail of these amazing offers before the sale is over. Shop with Lazada and enjoy an effortless shopping experience. Cash on delivery and free delivery is available nationwide and you don’t even need to create an account in order to purchase!

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