Earthquake damages town hall of Maripipi, Biliran province

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TACLOBAN CITY —- The municipal hall of Maripipi in Biliran province sustained damage after the magnitude 5.0 quake that hit Pio V. Corpuz town in Masbate on Sunday, Nov. 15.

Mayor Joseph Caingcoy said the earthquake left big cracks in various offices of the municipal hall, including his own office.

The municipal hall, which was built in 1961, was subsequently declared uninhabitable.

Caingcoy holds office at his residence, while government employees work at the municipal gymnasium.

A new municipal hall has been constructed and is expected to be completed by next year.

Maripipi, an island town of Biliran, felt the quake at Intensity 4.

On Monday, the town was rocked by …

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