The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and their partners have come up with a checklist for your to determine if your concrete structure can withstand an earthquake.
The questionnaire, titled “How Safe is My House? Self-check for Earthquake Safety of CHB Houses in the Philippines”, has 12 questions, each with three possible answers. Each answer is equivalent to a point. The total number of points earned determines the strength or vulnerability of the structure.
If you get a low score, DOST recommends that you consult a civil engineer to immediately check your structure. This is also useful if you are preparing to buy a new home or is planning to build a new one.
For Marikenyos, we know that the Marikina Valley Fault is ready to move any moment. Our preparations will help reduce the impact of this event to us.
You can download the full checklist here.