BAGUIO CITY — Violent winds and heavy rains of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) damaged billions worth of properties and placed three provinces under state of calamity as of today, September 20, in Region 1.
Mayaman na ang karanasan ng Pilipinas at mamamayang Pilipino pagdating sa usaping kalamidad, sakuna o disaster. Maraming ulit nang binayo ng napakalakas na bagyo, lindol, pagragasa ng baha, storm surge, at iba pang tipo ng trahedya at mga panganib na gawa mismo ng tao ang Pilipinas. Itinuring na nga natin itong bahagi ng pang-araw-araw na buhay. Ngunit sa kabila nito, nananatiling hindi handa ang mga mamamayan. Palaging may banta ng panganib at kaswalti sa bawat trahedyang nangyayari. Ang gubyerno na may tungkuling pamunuan ang paghahanda at pagtugon ay nananatiling nagkukulang sa kapasidad na kumilos upang tumugon sa mga sakuna. Madalas pa ngang nagiging inutil ang ito sa mismong panahon ng pagtama ng trahedya.
CANDON CITY — Three hunters who were reported missing by their kin and villagemates for three days surfaced after government troops turned them over to a local police office in Ilocos Sur.
VIGAN CITY — Public school teachers in Ilocos region expressed concern over the series of suicides among their colleagues, widely believed to be driven by work-related stress.
BAGUIO CITY — Bishop Emeritus Juan Marigza of the United Church of Christ of the Philippines (UCCP), a vocal critic of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and staunch human rights defender, was laid to rest on September 12 in his hometown Aringay, in La Union province.
VIGAN CITY — Government troops figured in a 30-minute clash with New People’s Army guerrillas just before noon of September 8 in the town of Gregorio Del Pilar in Ilocos Sur.
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BAGUIO CITY — Human rights defenders raised alarm over a ‘confidential memorandum’ of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to its intelligence group to submit a dossier of individuals the police labeled as New People’s Army (NPA) leaders.
Iti agdama, sangsangoek ti parparbo a kaso a rebellion iti korte, bayat nga isagsaganaan ti pananglaban ti malisioso a panangiraman ti Department of Justice (DOJ) iti nagan ko ti proscription petition tapno ideklara nga terorista ti Communist Party of the Philippines ken New People’s Army.
Non-stop and heavy rains brought by the Southwest monsoon last week compelled two Ilocos provinces to declare a ‘state of calamity’. The declaration provides utilization of the local government’s calamity fund to respond to the needs of the affected communities.
Experts from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau said the continuous precipitation from heavy rainfall is the culprit for the massive land movement in a village in Candon City and recommended immediate forced evacuation within a 75 hectares danger zone.