Itogon town to undergo geohazard assessment

BAGUIO CITY — The mining town of Itogon in Benguet is set to undergo a thorough geological assessment and evaluation, months after it was hit by landslides due to torrential rains…

Itogon tears down 102 shanties in danger zone

ITOGON, Benguet — A total of 102 shanties on “no-build zones” in Barangay Ucab have been torn down by operatives of Itogon town to avert further damage from natural calamities. “The…

‘Rosita’ worsens north Luzon’s landslide risk: geologist

MANILA — Landslides may recur in Northern Luzon due, this time, to Typhoon Rosita, which the weather bureau has forecast to strike on Tuesday (Oct. 30), a government geologist has warned.…

Itogon landslide search, retrieval ops continue

ITOGON, Benguet — The search and retrieval operations for eight more missing persons from the typhoon-induced landslide in Itogon town last month will continue, but the supervision will be handed over to…

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…

Forced evacuation to be enforced as new storm threatens northern Luzon

ITOGON, Benguet — Authorities in Cordillera will implement a forced evacuation on geohazard and landslide-prone areas in Itogon and the whole region, after the weather bureau announced that a new storm…

Itogon holds ritual for guidance as residents told to evacuate

ITOGON, Benguet — The municipal government of Itogon performed on Sunday the “pamakan,” an indigenous ritual calling on the ancestors for guidance, as its order for pre-emptive and forced evacuation in…

“Ompong” death toll in Cordillera rises to 72; 66 others missing

ITOGON, Benguet —- The death toll due to Typhoon “Ompong” has risen to 72 in the Cordillera, while 63 others are still missing as of Thursday noon, according to the…

Ifugao mourns townmates’ death in Benguet mines landslide

ITOGON, Benguet — Ifugao province recorded zero casualty in the onslaught of Typhoon “Ompong” (Mangkhut), but the Ifugaos are mourning the death of scores of their townmates in a landslide in…

Benguet mining firm asked to help find site for displaced locals

ITOGON, Benguet — The town government of Itogon in this highland province has asked mining firm Benguet Corporation to help find a relocation site for the displaced residents of Barangay Ucab,…

‘Ompong’ death toll in Cordillera rises to 67; 63 others missing

ITOGON, Benguet — Death toll due to Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) has risen to 67 in the entire Cordillera region, while 63 other were reported missing as of Wednesday noon,…

PRRD to visit collapsed church in Benguet

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he will visit the church building that collapsed in Itogon, Benguet when he visits Cordillera on Monday to assess Typhoon Ompong’s damage. “There…

Itogon sets rules, safety nets for hikers, visitors

BAGUIO CITY — A popular destination for its hot springs and mountains, the town of Itogon in Benguet province is now ready for the influx of local and foreign tourists this…

Itogon council votes against establishment of ESL

ITOGON, BENGUET – The Municipal Council of Itogon, Benguet passed a resolution against the establishment of an Engineered Sanitary Landfill (ESL) in the 60 hectare parcel owned by Benguet Corporation…