Apayao board member, 2 others die in landslide

Frank Cimatu
Apayao board member, 2 others die in landslide
Landslide buries the house where Board Member Tolentino ‘Butz’ Mangalao and companions are staying

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Three Apayao residents, including Board Member Tolentino “Butz” Mangalao, died Thursday night, November 7, after the house where they took shelter in Barangay Dibagat, Kabugao, Apayao, was smothered by a landslide. 

Mangalao, Police Corporal Rommel Gumidam, and unidentified driver of Mangalao were inside the house of Padu Pudyao when the landslide hit.  

Mangalao was 52. 

The 3 were supposed to head for Calanasan when a series of landslides forced them to seek shelter. 

Residents were still trying to recover their bodies Friday afternoon, November 8. 

More details to follow. – Rappler.com