AT least 60 people trapped in the rubble during the ‘killer’ quake that hit Central Visayas were successfully rescued by the elite teams of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) at Barangay Tanawan in Loon, Bohol.
MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said that among those rescued in Loon, one of the areas isolated in the wake of Tuesday’s quake, were a senior citizen and 21 children.
He said the 60 rescued people were already brought to a facility where they will be given medical treatment.
Tolentino added that Tanawan, near the boundary of Loon and Maribojoc towns in Bohol, had been hit badly by Tuesday’s quake.
He also received reports that water supply was finally restored in Loon, three days after the quake.
Tolentino likewise called on local government units (LGUs) to inten-sify people’s awareness on the geo-hazard map in order to attain the government’s goal to attain a zero-casualty during calamities.
He said these geo-hazard maps could be used in formulating risk reduction plans and initiatives.
Ritchie A. Horario