Ilocos Norte donates P300-K for landslide victims in Itogon

LAOAG CITY – The provincial government of Ilocos Norte is donating PHP300,000 for the victims of landslide in Itogon, Benguet.

In a special session held at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on Thursday afternoon, members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) or Provincial Board unanimously approved Draft Provincial Resolution No. 2018-09-273 authorizing Governor Ma. Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos to donate said amount as an expression of sympathy and support to the families of the victims.

Provincial Board Member Da Vinci Crisostomo, chair of the Committee on Laws, said the amount, which would be coursed through the local government of Benguet, hopes to ease the burden and sufferings of the families of the victims after a landslide buried them alive at the height of typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut).

As of this posting, search and retrieval operation continues for the 14 still reported missing at Level 070 at Ucab, Itogon, Benguet.

As of September 26, officials said 65 were recovered from the site.