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Philippines: Guiao Bats for CPR Training


Manila: Rain Or Shine coach Yeng Guiao, acting as Congressman from Pampanga, has filed House Bill No. 5891 to include basic CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) training as a requirement for high school graduation and said on July 07, he will propose to call it the Samboy Lim Law.\r\n“Samboy is the inspiration of this bill,” Guiao told The Star on July 07. “I spoke with Alvin (Patrimonio) who was in the gym when Samboy suffered cardiac arrest and asked if CRP was administered. Alvin told me nobody knew how to do it. That prompted me to file this bill. CPR training takes only half a day but it must be taught by an accredited
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Philippines: Virac Ferry Faces MARINA Suit for Refusing to Load Ambulance


The Maritime Industry Authority regional office has ordered the owner of the Tabaco-Virac ferry M/V Eugene Elson to explain why it refused to load and rejected an ambulance carrying a trauma patient last month.\r\nIn an order issued last June 25, MARINA regional director Engr. Jaime Bea directed the Peñafrancia Shipping Corporation based in Pili, Camarines Sur to explain and show cause in writing within 10 days from receipt why its Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) should not be suspended or revoked or why fines and penalties should not be imposed against it for the alleged violation.
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Philippines: 7 Million Expected to Join Metro-wide Quake Drill on July 30


Manila: Some 7 million people are expected to participate in Thursday’s(July 30) metro-wide quake drill, for which the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) firmed up preparations in its last meeting with business groups, state agencies and 17 local government units in the metropolis, and the diplomatic corps.\r\nJojo Soliman, CEO of Pure Force and Rescue Corporation, a provider of emergency response and rescue solutions in the country,said they developed the system together with a mobile personal emergency response app for smart phones that subscribers can tap during emergencies.
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Philippines: Almost Real: Metro \'shake drill\' with Collapsed Structures, Emergency Scenes


The Metro Manila Development Authority hailed the metro shake drill a \"success\" as thousands of Filipinos participated and learned how they should act in the event of a huge quake.\"It is a dream fulfilled. It\'s the first time we\'ve done this...there has to be more synchronization,\" said MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino Thursday(July30).\r\nIt was also lesson learned for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). NDRRMC said that whatever shortcomings they encountered in Thursday\'s drill will be used to improve their response to quake emergencies.\"I have been extremely impressed. It was chaotic in the beginning b
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Philippines: MMDA: Shake Drill Drew 1.2M Volunteers


If and when the “Big One” strikes, only about 30 percent of the rescue personnel of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) may actually be able to respond since the rest are likely to become earthquake victims themselves.Hence the need to train more volunteers, of whom the MMDA apparently has plenty.\r\nBased on online registrations that peaked during Thursday’s(July 30) Metro-wide “Shake Drill,” around 1.2 million people want to help and be called to action once the scenarios played out during the July 30 exercise happen for real, according to MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino.
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