Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Look Back to July 16, 1990 Earthquake

The July 16, 1990 Earthquake was a devastating episode for Dagupeños and other people affected by it. But it was also a time for resilience, community collaboration and positive will to rise from the crumbles of devastation. In effect, a new Dagupan was born. Here are images from that fateful day: 

It has been 20 years. We, as a city should look back to not how painful and scary the July 16, 1990 earthquake was. Instead, we should remember the lessons learned, the sacrifices and the concerted efforts we made to uplift and make Dagupan great again.

Are we now equipped and prepared to handle such emergencies? Can we minimize adverse effects in case (God forbid) such disaster happens again? Can we harness the spirit of genuine concern and voluntarism? Can we become one Dagupan again?

Photos from Sunday Punch.

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