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Residents of 3 Davao del Sur towns told to evacuate due to landslide risk

Nov 11, 2019 - 8:03 PM

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Davao Region says the tension cracks were there long before the October 16 earthquake, but it got worse after the tremor

Apayao board member, 2 others die in landslide

Nov 08, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Landslide buries the house where Board Member Tolentino ‘Butz’ Mangalao and companions are staying

Photo from BM Mangalao'€™s FB

Duterte cracks landslide jokes before Cebu victims

Sep 08, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Were the President’s jokes misplaced and too soon, considering the landslide was only a year ago? Or is humor just his way of comforting victims of a tragic situation?

LANDSLIDE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte jokes about the 2018 landslides in Naga City, Cebu. Photo from Alfred Frias/ Malacañang photo

Ilocos Norte under state of calamity due to Ineng

Aug 24, 2019 - 12:39 PM

(6th UPDATE) Over 18,000 people are affected by heavy rains and massive flooding caused by Severe Tropical Storm Ineng

RESCUE. Police evacuate a woman and her newborn in the heavily flooded Barangay 7B in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, on August 24, 2019. Photo by Edison Deus

Myanmar landslide kills 41, many more feared missing

Aug 10, 2019 - 3:44 PM

(UPDATED) Search and rescue teams work through the night trying to find survivors and recover bodies from the deep sludge

DEADLY MONSOON. A rescue worker points to the body of a landslide victim found amid mangled vehicles in Paung township, Mon state on August 10, 2019. At least 22 people were killed and dozens injured when a landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains struck a village in eastern Myanmar, as emergency workers continued the search on August 10 for the many feared missing. Sai Aung MAIN / AFP

China landslide death toll rises to 36

Jul 26, 2019 - 9:06 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Days after the disaster struck, 15 people are still missing

LANDSLIDE. Rescuers gather at the site of a landslide in Liupanshui in China's southwestern Guizhou province on July 24, 2019. File photo by STR/AFP

Japan on landslide alert as heavy rains lash south

Jul 04, 2019 - 11:55 AM

The Japan Meteorological Agency warns that life-threatening landslides are possible

RAINS. A train stops at a station during a heavy rain in Kagoshima on July 3, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Usman-affected families in Albay village wish for safe relocation site

Jun 08, 2019 - 7:42 PM

Residents of Barangay Maynonong in Tiwi, Albay, have received help after their village experienced landslides in December 2018, but their ultimate wish is to live in a place free from the threat of disaster

Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

5 dead, dozens missing in Uganda landslides – Red Cross

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:06 PM

Around 50 people are believed missing and 150 houses destroyed after the landslides in the foothills of Mount Elgon – an extinct volcano with 5 major peaks

MOUNT ELGON. This file photo shows Uganda's nature with the Mount Elgon national park in the background. Image via Shutterstock

More than 50 feared killed in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining, a notoriously corrupt and poorly regulated industry concentrated near the country's border with China

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides climbs to 68

Jan 26, 2019 - 9:00 PM

6 people are still declared missing after the disaster

LANDSLIDE. This picture taken on January 25, 2019 shows Indonesian rescuers recovering a body after a landslide in Gowa, after heavy rains and strong winds pounded the southern part of Sulawesi island. Photo by Yusuf Wahil/AFP

Buried and rescued: Tales of landslide survivors, rescuers in Albay town

Jan 16, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Overnight, the Consulta family loses 3 members to a landslide in Tiwi, Albay

SURVIVORS. Melita Consulta sustained wounds on her thighs and legs after getting buried in a landslide for hours. Beside her is  son Jason Cipcon, who survived the Tiwi landslide as well. Photo by Mavic Conde

Indonesia landslide death toll reaches 32 – official

Jan 07, 2019 - 1:22 PM

Rescuers who have been pulling bodies from mountains of mud call off the search with one person still unaccounted for

LANDSLIDE DEATHS. In this file photo taken on January 1, 2019, rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Sukabumi, West Java province. Photo by AFP

Declare landslide-hit Albay roads as no-build zones– expert

Jan 04, 2019 - 1:53 PM

Temporarily declaring the roads as no-build zones would keep residents from rebuilding their homes near the area, and pave the way for interventions to stabilize and protect the mountain slope

LANDSLIDE. A portion of a road in Albay hit by a landslide. courtesy of Rome Candaza.

Rescuers search for survivors in deadly Indonesian landslide

Jan 01, 2019 - 1:40 PM

5 people are reported dead, while at least 38 are missing after the landslide

LANDSLIDE. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, on January 1, 2019 shows rescue workers searching for survivors after a landslide triggered by heavy rain hit Sukabumi, West Java province.ficial said on January 1, 2019. Photo from Handout / Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana / AFP

22 dead in Camarines Sur due to Usman

Jan 01, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Of the 49 recorded casualties in the province, 27 are still being verified by Camarines Sur disaster officials

LANDSLIDE. A landslide in Barangay Patitinan in Sagnay town in Camarines Sur happened in the aftermath of Tropical Depression Usman. Photo from Lizel Macatangay's Facebook account

IN PHOTOS: Rescue and retrieval operations in Camarines Sur

Jan 01, 2019 - 12:37 PM

The LPA that was Tropical Depression Usman leaves dozens of fatalities and damaged infrastructures

RETRIEVAL OPS. Members of the Philippine Red Cross - Camarines Sur carry a body bag containing a cadaver from a landslide area in the province. Photo courtesy of Philippine Red Cross - Camarines Sur

Coast Guard: 21 bodies recovered in Albay, CamSur landslides

Dec 30, 2018 - 11:45 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine Coast Guard in Bicol says 11 bodies were recovered in Tiwi, Albay, and 10 in Nato, Camarines Sur

3 dead as floods trigger landslide in Legazpi City

Dec 29, 2018 - 9:32 AM

(4th UPDATE) Another woman is reportedly crushed by another landslide in Bulan, Sorsogon

 Flooding in low lying areas are swelling due to heavy rainfall brought by amihan in Bicol. At least 40 families or 2  120 people isolated in Barangay zone 7 of libon town the catch basin of Albay and Camarines Sure. Mayor Dadz Moronilla of libon, albay asked rubber boots from Phil. Navy and Albay Public Safely Emergency Management office to send them militayr truck for escue aside from rubber boats. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Retrieval operations in DPWH building in Mountain Province terminated

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:53 PM

After three days of fruitless dig-and-search operations, the retrieval team decides to terminate its work

Rescue operations now on going at Brgy Banawel, Natonin. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

2 more bodies retrieved from DPWH building identified

Nov 05, 2018 - 7:04 PM

Rains the past two days hamper retrieval operations in buried DPWH building in Mountain Province

Rescue operations now on going at Brgy Banawel, Natonin. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

At least 12 bodies recovered from buried DPWH building

Nov 03, 2018 - 2:18 PM

More bodies are recovered at the landslide site in Natonin, Mountain Province, on Friday, November 2, bringing the total to 12

RETRIEVAL OPERATIONS. The second day of retrieval operations in Sitio Ha'rang, Banawel, Natonin, Mountain Province. Photo courtesy of the Natonin Municipal Police Station

3 more bodies recovered from DPWH Bldg in Mountain Province

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:03 PM

Twenty remain unaccounted for, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office

RETRIEVAL. Rescuers say 20 more persons are unaccounted for in a landslide that buried the DPWH building in Natonin, Mountain Province, on the second day of retrieval operation on November 1, 2018. All photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Rescuer dies in Ifugao landslide

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Eugene Gallangi Nahhog, 25, was driving a backhoe clearing the road along Sitio Hiwang in Gohang, Banaue town

TRAGEDY. Another landslide pushes the backhoe being driven by the victim down a 30-meter-deep ravine in Sitio Hiwang in Gohang, Banaue, Ifugao. Photo from Ifugao Police

Duterte urges Filipinos to follow 'virtuous example' of saints

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:17 PM

On All Saints' Day, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to visit Benguet in relation to the deadly Mountain Province landslide

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes a solemn time to pay respects to the memories of his parents the late Governor Vicente and Soledad Duterte during his visit to their resting place at the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery in Davao City on November 4, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Father, 3 kids killed in Ifugao landslide

Oct 31, 2018 - 1:01 PM

Ifugao police identify the father as 48-year-old Balthazar Pinnay. His 3 children were aged 8 to 12.

8 bodies recovered from DPWH building buried in landslide

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) The Mountain Province disaster risk reduction and management office says rescue operations would be tedious because the area had become isolated due to road cuts and landslides

BODY RECOVERY. Photo by DPWH MP SDEO

4 dead as landslide buries DPWH office in Mountain Province

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:35 PM

About 30 evacuees as well as DPWH employees are in the building, and 4 persons are confirmed dead, says the mayor of Natonin town

Girl dies in Kalinga landslide

Oct 30, 2018 - 7:52 PM

More than 800 residents are evacuated in the town of Lubuagan due to the heavy rains and landslide brought by Typhoon Rosita (Yutu)

At least 22 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides

Oct 13, 2018 - 6:04 PM

At least 17 people are confirmed killed in the last 3 days in North Sumatra province, while 5 others are killed in West Sumatra

LANDSLIDE. A woman with a suitcase makes her way along a destroyed road in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 2, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

DENR suspends operations vs small-scale mining in Itogon

Oct 13, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says he will meet with small-scale miners of Itogon, Benguet, to discuss their future

ITOGON LANDSLIDE. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu suspends operations in Itogon, Benguet. Photo of Roy Cimatu from Senate PRIB, Itogon background by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

At least 31 dead after Uganda landslide – official

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:01 PM

The disaster took place on Thursday, October 11, and also involved a river bursting its banks in the town of Bukalasi in the Bududa district, sending muddy water coursing through a market

Banaue landslide kills senior citizen

Oct 08, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Police and volunteers retrieve the body of 68-year-old Felipe B. Patawon

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

Oct 02, 2018 - 4:43 PM

For the trainers, the story of how canines responded in the operations is a testament to the bond between dogs and humans – in life and in death

5,000 people threatened by Arayat landslides refuse to leave homes

Oct 01, 2018 - 3:17 PM

About 80% of those in San Juan Baño village earn their living by planting vegetables and fruits on the mountain, and the proposed relocation site is 'too far away'

MOUNT ARAYAT. File image by Judgefloro from Wikipedia.

Retrieval operations end at Itogon landslide site

Sep 30, 2018 - 9:50 PM

A total of 94 people are confirmed dead in Itogon, Benguet, many of them from the massive landslide in Barangay Ucab

Day 2 see the continuing efforts of police and rescue teams in their search for the bodies buried by the landslide in Ucab, Itogon in Benguet. September 17, 2018. Photo Jire Carreon/Rappler

The Barangay Amguid story: Strong disaster, stronger community

Sep 30, 2018 - 10:22 AM

Residents of Barangay Amguid in Candon, Ilocos Sur, move in unison when they are asked to evacuate following a landslide caused by monsoon rains

LANDSLIDE. Zone 1 and 2 of Barangay Amguid in Ilocos Sur are now declared geological hazard and no longer inhabitable. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

5 still missing in Itogon village as retrieval operations near endgame

Sep 29, 2018 - 6:28 PM

At least 86 people died in Itogon, Benguet, following the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

ENDGAME. This photo shows fround zero of the landslide at Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Officials warned of landslide-prone areas in Naga, Cebu, as early as 2008

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The September 20 landslide killed at least 65 people and injured 18 others. At least 21 people are still missing, while 1,716 families are still in evacuation centers.

DISASTER. A landslide occurs in Naga City, Cebu on September 20, 2018. File photo by Querl Panilag

Ifugao cries the loudest over Itogon landslide dead

Sep 28, 2018 - 8:38 PM

Most of the 59 who died in Ucab, Itogon, because of the huge mountainslide – including the 12 missing – from 12 days ago are from Ifugao province

FINDING THE DEAD. Police rescue teams find bodies buried by the landslide in Ucab, Itogon in Benguet. September 17, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Aboitiz companies extend help to 750 landslide-hit families in Naga, Cebu

Sep 28, 2018 - 5:33 PM

PRESS RELEASE. Other AboitizPower units up north have been similarly busy, specifically in areas without electricity following Typhoon Ompong’s onslaught there.

ABOITIZ STANDS WITH NAGA, CEBU. Aboitiz team members from the conglomerate's Visayan Electric Co., Inc. (VECO) and Therma Visayas Power, Inc. business units quickly mobilized relief efforts in the aftermath of the Naga City, Cebu landslide. A total of 750 families received much-needed food packs, hygiene kits, and rice packs assembled by the Aboitiz team members. Photo from Aboitiz Foundation

22 bodies left to be retrieved in Cordillera landslide sites

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:16 PM

The Police Regional Office – Cordillera says that as of Wednesday, September 26, they have only 22 bodies left to retrieve in Benguet, as well as two in Guisad Surong in Baguio

THE SEARCH CONTINUES. A backhoe works to move more ground as the search for the dead continues in Itogon. Photo courtesy of Itogon Police.

No one found alive inside Itogon bunkhouses

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:28 PM

The Office of Civil Defense - Cordillera says there are now 103 dead in the region, with Benguet accounting for 83 deaths and Baguio City with 13

ITOGON LANDSLIDE. Police and rescue teams continue the search for the bodies buried by the landslide in Ucab, Itogon in Benguet on September 17, 2018. File photo Jire Carreon/Rappler

At least 78 dead in Itogon, Benguet, after Typhoon Ompong

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:05 AM

At least 33 others are missing, 27 of whom are from Level 070 in Barangay Ucab

FOUND. Police and rescue teams search for bodies buried by the landslide in Barangay Ucab, Itogon, Benguet. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Naga, Cebu landslide death toll jumps to 56

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:19 AM

The September 20 landslide, which was triggered by days of heavy rain, also injures at least 10 people

IN MEMORY. Residents visit the wake of those who died in the huge landslide in Naga City, Cebu. File photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler

Twin tragedies: How Itogon and Naga landslides are alike

Sep 24, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Disaster scientist Mahar Lagmay laments that while technology allowed officials to see the problem, it wasn't used to solve it

DOUBLE DISASTER. The Itogon, Benguet and Naga City, Cebu landslides are similar despite the distance. Graphic by Ken Bautista/Rappler;Photos by Jirre Carreon, Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Death toll in Naga, Cebu, landslide now at 49

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:05 PM

At least 10 others are injured, while it is unclear how many remain missing

Photo courtesy of Cebu Provincial Governement

Ompong death toll in Itogon, Benguet, climbs to 70

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:00 PM

More than 30 people remain missing in the town of Itogon, many of them in the area where a huge landslide struck on September 15

Relatives of victims of the landslide in Lower Gumok grieve and wait for the time that they can view the remains of their kin. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Itogon: When the land of promise buried its people

Sep 23, 2018 - 5:36 PM

A disaster had been brewing in Itogon, Benguet, long before Typhoon Ompong came

EARTH WOUNDED. Rescuers struggle to improvise their passage as the landslide cut off a main road in Ucab in Itogon, Benguet. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Retrieval operations after Itogon landslides speed up

Sep 23, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The death toll after the Itogon landslides reaches at least 69

LANDMARK. The collapsed soil has turned an entire section of the Itogon mountainside to a void of rock and mud. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler