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PNP hopes for more survivors in Itogon, Cebu landslides

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is hoping to recover more survivors in the landslides that occurred in Itogon, Benguet and Naga City, Cebu as it continues to help in search and rescue efforts......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 25th, 2018

OCD stops retrieval ops in Cebu, Benguet

RETRIEVAL operations in Naga City in Cebu and Itogon, Benguet, where landslides have buried people in the wake of typhoon “Ompong,” have been stopped after the ground became too soft for the activities to continue, authorities said on Tuesday. Concepcion Ornopia, director for the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Western Visayas, said stopping of search… link: OCD stops retrieval ops in Cebu, Benguet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

When mountains collapse

The tragic landslides in Itogon, Benguet and Naga, Cebu are the latest arguments to compel the review of our mining policies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Rescuers dig for survivors in Naga, Cebu landslide

MANILA, Philippines – A landslide occurred  in Naga City, Cebu just 5 days after a massive landslide triggered by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) hit the mining town of Itogon in Benguet . In Naga City, authorities said days of heavy monsoon rains caused a steep slope to collapse, burying homes in barangays Tinaan and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Itogon landslides: We still consider this a rescue operation

MANILA, Philippines – It has been 4 days since Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) triggered landslides in Itogon, Benguet on Saturday morning, September 15, leaving at least 46 dead and 60 missing . In Barangay Ucab, where a major landslide occurred, authorities are still hoping to find survivors in what they refused to call a retrieval operation. "I reported ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

18 more bodies recovered from Benguet landslide

Eighteen bodies were dug up from tons of mud that buried a hillside mining community in Itogon in Benguet as hopes faded for finding survivors, with 57 more people still unaccounted for as of yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Praying for miracles, rescuers seek signs of life after Philippine typhoon landslides

UCAB — Hopes of finding survivors in the rubble of a huge landslide in the Philippines faded on Monday as rescuers in a remote mountainous region struggled to reach dozens of people feared trapped, two days after a powerful typhoon struck. Some 300 police, soldiers, firefighters and volunteers armed mostly with hand tools raced to remove rocks, mud, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

The human perspective on extraction and conservation

By: Edgar Manaay THE recent landslide tragedies in Itogon, Benguet and in Naga, Cebu had caused serious concerns on the extraction of our natural resources, be it gold, coal or limestone material. Putting aside our biases and ignorant views on this issue, let us confront and discuss intelligently the opposing dilemmas on the extraction and conservation […] The post The human perspective on extraction and conservation appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Young Pinoy booters cherish FC Barcelona experience

Ten lucky kid footballers took part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience of training in Barcelona, Spain under the tutelage of esteemed FC Barcelona Youth Academy coaches. The kids returned to Manila recently after their global training camp that ran from November 4 to 12 and happily shared their memorable experiences, meeting other young athletes from around the world and ultimately watching their football heroes play live. “We’ve made a lot of friends there and learned a lot of things from our coaches. It was a memorable experience for us,” said Jelena Loren Soon of Singapore School Cebu and a member of the USPC Panthers and Cebu Elite Girls Team, who was the only girl in the batch that flew to Spain through the joint initiative of FC Barcelona and Milo. Soon was joined by Lien Dale Manuel, Alexander David Villarosa, Breindel Medina, Heaven Andrei Teodosio, Tristan Ybanez, Juan Pablo Unlay, Dylan Wong, Carlo Bongocan and Daniel Cagaanan  in the press conference held for the kids on Wednesday.   The Pinoy booters were carefully chosen by an expert panel from Milo, Cebu Football Association and FCB Academy in Cebu from almost 240 participants in Cebu last September.   The junior booters were immersed in a series of training sessions both on the pitch of Ciutat Esportivo, the home of La Maisa, FCB’s youth academy, and in the classroom at Camp Nou. The Filipinos joined other young delegates from Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Maldives, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. There, coaches instilled to the young booters the Barca methodology of creative passing and attacking while underscoring the importance of positive values. The Filipinos also played a friendly match against young players of Fundacion Marcet Football Academy. The game was played in four quarters with the Pinoy representatives winning the final frame, 4-0.      But the ultimate experience for these young athletes was their exclusive training with former Brazil and Barca player and legend, Juliano Belleti, capped by watching Lionel Messi and Barca play live against Betis in their La Liga duel.       As an added treat, the kids were given a chance to visit the FC Barcelona locker room – a unique and unforgettable experience. “Milo hopes that these young delegates will continue to work hard and aspire to be the best version of themselves,” said Milo Philippines Consumer Marketing Manager. “We also hope that these kids can share their experience and learnings to help uplift Philippine football and build ambition for others to reach their dreams.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Hopes dim for 19 trapped in landslide rubble

Hopes of finding more survivors from the government building buried in last Tuesday’s landslide in Natonin are getting dim as the town remains isolated with rain and mud hampering the frantic search......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Hopes dim for 19 trapped in landslide rubble

Hopes of finding more survivors from the government building buried in last Tuesday’s landslide in Natonin are getting dim as the town remains isolated with rain and mud hampering the frantic search......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Residents return to danger zone in Itogon despite threat of new landslides

As a Typhoon Rosita threatens to traverse the province, residents of Barangay Ucab were advised by the local government to evacuate for their safety. Source link link: Residents return to danger zone in Itogon despite threat of new landslides.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Itogon braces for Typhoon Rosita, aims to prevent repeat of tragedy

BAGUIO, Philippines – The town of Itogon in Benguet is determined not to have a repeat of last September's tragic landslides . With Typhoon Rosita (Yutu) expected to hit Luzon on Tuesday, October 30, Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan ordered preemptive evacuation, particularly in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

House inquiry on Itogon landslides pushed

Partylist representatives and environmental groups are pushing for a Congressional inquiry on the deadly landslides that struck the town of Itogon, Benguet......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

NHA releases P20M for Benguet landslide victims’ housing

    ITOGON, Benguet — The National Housing Authority(NHA) has released P10 million for the acquisition of land to resettle families removed from landslide-prone areas and danger zones here. Earlier, the NHA already released P10 million to purchase building materials for families evicted from their homes after landslides triggered by typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut)… link: NHA releases P20M for Benguet landslide victims’ housing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Church protects rubout survivor

CEBU CITY --- One of two survivors of an apparent summary execution of drug suspects here has been given refuge by the Church after she was discharged from hospital on Saturday. Sharmaine Puran, a suspected drug courier, was allowed by the Church to stay at the Archbishop's Residence pending results of an investigation. Puran survived the Oct. 11 gangland-style shooting of seven persons on a hilly village in the city which led to the killing of five of them. The other survivor was Antonio Belande, driver of a habal-habal, or motorcycle being used for public transport. One Time, Big Time Puran and Belande had pointed to policemen as perpetrators but the Central Visayas ...Keep on reading: Church protects rubout survivor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Not everyone willing to move to Balili lot

SOME residents who were evacuated from landslide-affected areas in Barangay Tina-an, City of Naga refused to accept the proposed relocation site being prepared for them. The Cebu Provincial Government had agreed to donate 2.1 hectares of the Balili property, also in the barangay, for the construction of permanent housing units for the survivors. Residents claimed… link: Not everyone willing to move to Balili lot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Retrieval operations in Cebu, Benguet landslides stopped

THE Office of Civil Defense (OCD) ordered a halt to retrieval operations in landslide-hit Cebu and Benguet, authorities said on Tuesday. Concepcion Ornopia, director for the OCD in Western Visayas, said the decision to stop search and rescue operations in Naga, Cebu was discussed among officials in the regional and local levels and was based [...] The post Retrieval operations in Cebu, Benguet landslides stopped appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

How K-9 units helped in Naga and Itogon landslide search operations

MANILA, Philippines – Two weeks after the landslide in  Itogon, Benguet  and more than a week since the one in  Naga, Cebu , the spotlight is turned to the different K-9 units which played a huge role in the search and rescue operations in both areas. Now that  retrieval operations in Itogon have ended , it ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Naga puts on hold relocation site dev’t

THE City Government of Naga, Cebu can finally start building permanent housing for survivors of the landslide that struck Sitio Sindulan in Barangay Tina-an last Sept. 20. This, after a team from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) gave the go-signal to start development at the Balili property, also in Barangay Tina-an, after it issued… link: Naga puts on hold relocation site dev’t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Cebu Pac eyes delivery of 1st neo aircraft next month

Cebu Pacific, the country’s biggest budget airline, is set to receive its first Airbus neo (new engine option) aircraft by next month, which it hopes to put into service before the year ends......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018