This mall is strong enough, says Albay Rep. Joey Salceda


In case of a strong earthquake in the province, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda told his constituents that SM City Legazpi could withstand a magnitude 8 temblor.

Salceda shared the information in a Facebook post as he assured residents that the crack seen in the building was not due to the recent earthquake.

The affected panel was not concrete but was foam or part of the Exterior Insulation Finishing System, he said.

This was why patrons don’t have to worry about Tobys and Sports Central, which seemingly had the crack, he added.

Nevertheless, it’s always best to be prepared, which was why he also advised people to always know where the emergency exits are located.

Nothing beats being ready for anything!


The entire SM City Legazpi can withstand a magnitude 8 quake. Ganun po sya katibay. Eto pong mukhang crack is NOT due to the recent quake. Eto pong blue panel ay hindi concrete.. Foam po ito or to be specific ay Exterior Insulation Finishing System.

So nothing to worry about Tobys and Sports Central. Still, as a precaution always know where the emergency exits are kahit nasaan pa man kayo.

Be safe always.

ctto: Franco,” Salceda posted.