CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The management of Lim ket Kai Luxe Hotel has confirmed their engineering team are now conducting evaluation on the reported wall cracks at the hotel's Tower 2, 3rd Floor area.
In a statement sent to the media, Mylene P. Sison, the hotel's public relations & marketing manager said Tower 2's 3rd Floor is temporarily closed starting today (October 17) as an engineering team from Limketkai Luxe Hotel will check on the reported crack due to a strong earthquake that jolted early evening on Wednesday (October 16).
"Our Tower 1 where the lobby, functions rooms, outlets and guestrooms are located, is still on regular business operation," the hotel's executive said.
The Limketkai Luxe Hotel, located in this city, is the tallest hotel in Mindanao.
AFTERMATH OF TREMOR
Based on Philvoc's report, the city was hit by a strong quake at an intensity of 3 while in North Cotabato and General Santos reportedly experienced Magnitude 6.3.
As a result of said quake, five people have been reported dead while many were also injured in many areas in Central Mindanao, who were badly affected by the strong tremor.
A mall in General Santos was engulfed with fire after the tremor and firefighters took more than 10 hours before they could control the fire.
In Cagayan de Oro, the crack on Luxe Hotel was reported by City Engineer Roland Pacuribot after his team conducted immmediate check and inspection at Limketkai's Luxe Hotel. But the City Engineer quickly said the crack was only small and minor repairs are needed.
The media who covered the site inspection made by the City Engineer also made the crack in public purposely to make awareness that even the newest buildings made up of the latest in building construction materials are not safe for tremors.
Meanwhile, in Misamis Oriental, Governor Vincente "Bambi" immediately instructed Engr Mario Batar, the provincial engineer, to immediately make ocular inspections on buildings owned by the provincial government.
The governor's order developed after yesterday's 6.3 Magnitude that hit many citys and provinces in Southern Philippines.
The quake's epicenter was in Tulunan North Cotabato based on the report made public by Philvocs. The said government agency said the quake was tectonic in origin.
Engr Batar last night around 9:00pm immediately inspected the primises of the Provincial Capitol to monitor the structural integrity of the building to keep the employees safe from future dangers of the upcoming earthquakes and all forms of calamity.
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