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A day after: Photos of Padada town following the 6.9 magnitude quake

December 16, 2019 - Monday 5:12 PM by Arjoy Ceniza

Article Banner Image Edwin Hernandez salvages what's left of his belongings inside his house in Purok 4, Almendras, Padada, Davao del Sur. Edwin’s properties, mostly kitchen utensils and home appliances, were consumed by the ground after his tiled flooring collapsed.


Quake-affected residents of Padada in Davao del Sur build a makeshift tent using newly-cut tree trunks and tarpaulin sheets inside the Padada Municipal Cemetery. The burial ground for the dead has also become an evacuation site for the living after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake rocked the town on December 15, 2019.


The dead were not spared by the intense shaking caused by the 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Padada, Davao de sur. Lots of structures in the town—such as this two-storey mausoleum inside the Padada Municipal Cemetery—have been heavily damaged or completely destroyed.


The roof of an auto mechanic shop in Purok 4, Almendras, Padada, Davao del Sur is seen on the ground after its wooden superstructure collapsed because of the 6.9 magnitude earthquake.


Cement fences provide barrier and protection to residential structures but not always, especially during natural calamities. The cement fence of this house in Padada, Davao del Sur bowed to the 6.9 magnitude earthquake, destroying the façade of the terrace.


Search and rescue personnel use a backhoe to safely remove debris near the collapsed Southern Trade Commercial store in Padada, Davao del Sur.


The collapsed three-storey building of Southern Trade Commercial store in Padada, Davao del Sur crushes several tricycles parked near the building. 


Policemen and rescue teams cordon the surroundings of the collapsed Southern Trade Commercial store in Padada, Davao del Sur to prevent passersby from entering the hazardous area. As of December 16, two out of three confirmed dead bodies were retrieved from the collapsed building.