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Six Schools built on top of West Valley Fault

Six schools around Metro Manila and nearby provinces have been confirmed and identified that it is built near and on top of the West Valley Fault according to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

Six Schools built on top of West Valley Fault

Renato Solidum Jr., PHIVOLCS director said that it must be abandoned and or demolished for the safety of the students, parents and teachers if ever the a massive earthquake hits the fault.

Solidum said, "They need to transfer the kids...It's not that many. They need to discuss it with [the Department of Education] and school officials. Essentially, they are putting students at risk. To be fair, we don't know when the fault will move," and added, "It's like gambling with their lives."

As PHIVOLCS introduced the new system 'VFS' or the Valley Fault System Atlas, they have also warned again all the areas, barangays, schools and even LGU's on what may be the outcome if an earthquake came to happen.

That it why, the bureau finally listed out the six schools that may directly hit if ever an earthquake goes by one of this days.

Below is the identified schools by PHIVOLCS;

1. Sitio Karahume Elementary School in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan

2. Barangka Elementary School in Marikina

3. Tibagan Elementary School in Makati

4. Anne-Claire Montessori in Taguig

5. Alabang Elementary School in Muntinlupa

6. E. Pedro Diaz High School in Muntinlupa

Solidum advised that the affected schools must not use the rooms and even the offices for the safety of everyone.

[List of Areas in Metro Manila and Provinces  near Valley Fault]

He said, "The affected schools must make sure they do not use the rooms for classes or offices. We have advised them not to. They can use this for storage spaces or strengthen the demolished part of the building if it's like a very long building. Demolish the part transected by the fault and reinforce the sides of the building which is away from the buffer zone or demolish the whole building totally."

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