Ormoc City, Philippines. A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit central Philippines where the Novitiate House is located, Thursday, July 6, 2017. According to Fr Larry Miranda, head of the Claretian Mission in Ormoc, all the missionaries and the novices are alive and safe. There were damages in both the Novitiate House and the Mission Center. Aftershocks were felt in the area throughout the night.