Farmers of Baggao town in Cagayan province successfully closed a deal with traders in the municipality to forego the interest of their debt during calamities and disasters.
By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Farmers in Benguet province are suffering from the dry spell for more than a month …
Fires again destroyed forests in Benguet province last night, March 10, burning an estimated 15 hectares of mountain lands.
Senior Supt. Maria Sofia Mendoza of the Bureau of Fire Protection Cordillera said the number of incidents recorded in the first two months this year is alarming given the El Nino warning of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA).
Forest fires that struck the woodland near Philex Mines in Benguet on Feb. 21 and blazes that consumed forest areas in Mountain Province were among the disastrous fires recorded this February.
Naidanon dagiti ramit ti talon iti tallo a komunidad ti Quirino, Ilocos Sur. Dagiti remienta kas ti pala, barreta, gabion ken karetela ket inted dagiti Redemptorist Missionaries naggapu kadagiti deboto ti National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help idiay Baclaran, Parañaque City, Manila.
Doctors, nurses, medial students and other volunteers led by the Community Health Education Services and Training in the Cordillera Region (Chescore) and Medical Outreach Mission Foundation Inc. (MOMFI) and Samahang Operasyong Sagip (SOS) gave free medical services to some 95 residents of barangay Ucab, Itogon on November 24.
Director Faye Apil of MGB-CAR said the assessment on the viability of the area picked by Itogon is nearly complete and will be out within the week.
Ferdinand Concepcion of the Ilocos Sur Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office confirmed the P500 distributed in Candon City came from the provincial government and admitted their short coming for not indicating the amount on the acknowledgment receipt,
After Typhoon Ompong, news on the tragic landslide, the relief and assistance from government and private institutions and the DENR’s closure order field the the airwaves. Two months after the disaster, the people of Itogon continue to face the hardships brought not only by Ompong but by the national government’s lack of comprehensive action to resolve the people’s safety and economic wellbeing. These are some of their day-to-day struggles to survive that remain unknown to the public.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar appealed to government engineers gathered at the 14th National Conference of district engineers to implement measures that would ensure structural integrity and safety to prevent tragedies like the Natonin incident.
On September 17, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu issued a ban on pocket mining in the Cordillera. The directive is Cimatu’s response after a massive landslide hit the mining town of Itogon at the height of Typhoon Ompong. More than a month after, thousands of families continue to look for alternative livelihood, with some already burried in debts. Small scale miners explain why the uplanned DENR order to close their operations is not fair and worst than the disaster brought by Typhoon Ompong.