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Natonin hit by worst landslide in decades

NATONIN, Mountain Province – Government and private rescuers and volunteers are still searching for more than 20 missing persons buried alive when a huge mountain slide that totally destroyed four structures of the Department of Public Works and Highways at Barangay Banawel during Typhoon Rosita at around 4 p.m. of Oct. 30.

 
FLATTENED -- Rescuers, paramedics, and volunteers work double time to find possible survivors from the rubbles and debris of the Department of Public Works and Highways 2nd District (inset) buildings that were totally wrecked at the height of Typhoon Rosita in Banawel, Natonin, Mountain Province. More than 20 persons are reported still missing while 12 were retrieved as of Nov. 2. -- Harley Palangchao

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, bars operating at the 5th, 6th, and 7th floors of the Maharlika Livelihood Complex will cease to operate.

Igorot centenarian Cato Dampas Pulac of La Trinidad, Benguet led 20 Cordillerans, who were among the 28 war veterans conferred the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal for bravery and heroism during an awards rite at Fort del Pilar, home of the Philippine Military Academy, on weekend.

 
Itogon miners given 30 days to mill ores
Small-scale miners in the Cordillera were given 30 days to process their mineral ores from Nov. 1 to 30, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Cordillera.

 

The proposed sanitary landfill in Itogon, Benguet is not feasible, according to the Environment Management Bureau.
 
 
City
ENSURING PUBLIC SAFETY -- Police Regional Office Cordillera Director C/Supt. Rolando Nana and Baguio City Police Office Acting Director S/Supt. Eliseo Tanding inspected bus terminals and cemeteries in Baguio and Benguet to ensure the safety and protection of the public during the All Saints and All Souls’ Day in the localities. -- Harley Palangchao
Region
IN SEARCH FOR POSSIBLE SURVIVORS -- Government rescuers such as personnel of the Philippine Air Force who also belong to the Cordillera K-9 Search and Rescue Team employ the help of well-trained dogs in the hope of finding individuals buried in a huge landslide in Banawel, Natonin, Mountain Province. -- Harley Palangchao
Environment
METROPOLIS -- A part of Baguio City peeps through the mountainside of La Trinidad, Benguet. The valley is fast becoming a metropolis in itself owing it to the introduction of various establishments that offer different products to suit the needs of the growing municipality. Along with growth, the town is facing various challenges, such as issues on solid waste management, traffic, and peace and order.
-- Ofelia Empian
Health
MANUAL TRANSPORT -- Sick individuals in the eastern town of Natonin in Mountain Province have to be manually transported by villagers due to series of landslides that crippled vehicular traffic just after Typhoon Rosita. The Department of Public Works and Highways with help from local contractors are working round the clock to open landslides in the area. -- Harley Palangchao
Life
IKAT WEAVING -- Stephanie Ayahao of Kiangan, Ifugao, a trainee of the Ifugao Satoyama Meister Training Program, shared her project on ikat weaving during a workshop at the Kanzawa University Noto School in Suzu City, Ishikawa, Japan with Noto Satoyama Meister staff, alumni, and trainees on Oct. 25. With Kiangan as one of the four Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System sites in Ifugao, Ayahao believes that her weaving project could contribute in revitalizing the traditional weaving industry as an approach in passing the traditional practices while being responsive to contemporary designs.
-- Contributed photo
Business
BUSINESS AS USUAL -- The vegetable industry in Benguet continues to thrive even with the onslaught of past typhoons and monsoon rains that affected the farmers’ crops. Here, traders in one of the private trading areas at Km. 5, La Trinidad are busy packing their goods to be delivered to various areas in the country.
-- Ofelia Empia
Sports
SOLID DEFENSE -- The University of Baguio Cardinals made sure that their defense is formidable, showed by their strength in toppling the Baguio College of Technology Atoms, 84-67, during their game in their home court. The Cardinals now have 4-0 in their win-loss slate while the Atoms ended with 4-1 in the ongoing 32nd Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League.
-- Harley Palangchao
 
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