But despite the improving weather condition, residents are still
panicky because of reports of a crack in the nearby mountain believed
to be a fault line. Geologists, along with members of the Regional
Disaster Coordination Council, are still in the area to verify
In nearby Sapad town, some 18 kilometers away, residents fear that the
several hot springs in the area may have come from a yet to be
uncovered volcano. One resident, though, is making use of the heat and
installed a kiln dryer for his copra, rice grains, and balot.
Neighboring Pagadian City, meanwhile, is conducting a two-day tsunami
drill starting today as the city prepares itself disaster. Boy Edroso,
team leader of Iligan City's Rescue 811, said that other rescue teams
from other parts of the country are joining.
He encouraged other local government units to organize their own
volunteer rescue and retrieval team so they will be ready when