Posts Tagged Itogon

200 miners and families locked down inside bunkhouse in Itogon, Benguet

Marje Pelayo   •   October 27, 2020

BENGUET PROVINCE, Philippines — A total of 200 miners and their families have been locked down inside a bunkhouse in a mining community in Itogon, Benguet after a number of...

LGU sets demolition of 720 houses in Itogon, Benguet

Marje Pelayo   •   October 29, 2018

  BENGUET, Philippines – Members of the Philippines National Police (PNP) are closely monitoring the areas identified by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) as inhabitable in the municipality of...

LGU suspends classes in 8 schools in Itogon, Benguet

Marje Pelayo   •   October 17, 2018

BENGUET PROVINCE, Philippines – Classes have been suspended since last week for at least 2,000 elementary and high school students in the town of Itogon. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan ordered...

‘Ompong’ deaths in the Cordilleras climb to 110; missing 25

Marje Pelayo   •   September 26, 2018

  BENGUET, Philippines – Authorities are pushing very hard to complete as soon as possible the retrieval of the remaining bodies under the rubble of the landslide that struck Barangay Ucab...

DNA sampling starts on victims’ kin in Itogon landslide

Marje Pelayo   •   September 26, 2018

  BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Around 30 individuals are still patiently waiting at the training center of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Baguio City. All of...

Photographers embark on risky relief operations in isolated Itogon village

admin   •   September 26, 2018

    BENGUET, Philippines — Several places in Itogon, Benguet remain isolated more than a week after typhoon Ompong struck the province. These include Saldine Village after roads leading to...

Forced evacuation ordered at ‘ground zero’ in Brgy. Ucab, Itogon

Marje Pelayo   •   September 21, 2018

BENGUET, Philippines – Authorities ordered a forced evacuation of ground zero in Barangay Ucab in the municipality of Itogon due to potential landslides as rains begin to drench the already...

9 volunteer rescuers killed in Brgy. Loacan, Itogon; 2 missing

Marje Pelayo   •   September 20, 2018

  BENGUET, Philippines – As of Thursday, September 20, nine volunteer rescuers were confirmed dead in Barangay Loacan in the municipality of Itogon after a part of the slope eroded...

DENR opens opportunities for Benguet miners after bunkhouse tragedy

Marje Pelayo   •   September 19, 2018

  MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said there are around 500 miners from 10 small-scale mining companies in Benguet who are considered legal and...

Miners turned Itogon bunkhouse into an evacuation center prior to ‘Ompong’ – local exec

Marje Pelayo   •   September 17, 2018

  BENGUET, Philippines – Municipal Councillor Arnel Bahingawan clarified reports about mining operation in Barangay Ucab in the municipality of Itogon where a bunkhouse was swallowed by a massive landslide...


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