Landslides Reported in Bago; Trees Damaged Houses

Landslides occurred in some areas in Bago City, such as in the mountainous barangays of Elijan and Ma-ao, where trees also damaged houses there as well as in Barangay Atipuluhan.

According to Dr. Mary Jean Ortizo, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) action officer, landslides happened in Sitio Gintubhan in Elijan and in some sitios of Ma-ao, forcing some families to evacuate last Wednesday evening due to continuous rain.

The City Engineer’s Office cleared the roads where landslides occurred and some of the families have already returned to their respective houses.

The Bago CEO also helped in clearing an overflow in Barangay Binubuhan, where a cargo truck loaded with sugar cane was trapped.

Barangay Mailum was also affected, she said.*



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