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Quake-damaged EAC building in Manila not safe for occupancy: DPWH

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Tuesday asked occupants of the Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) building in Manila to vacate, following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck parts of Luzon on Monday afternoon.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the safety officer of EAC has been informed not to utilize the building anymore.

“DPWH personnel has already cordoned one lane of United Nations Avenue to preclude any further impact on the building which may be caused by vehicles passing through the road,” he said in a statement.

Reports showed the school tilted towards an adjacent building following Monday’s tremor.

(PNA)