Environment

When earth fell: Did Davao City miss the signs?

When earth fell: Did Davao City miss the signs?

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Oct 11, 2017

The hills which the faithful associate with the saints needed to be protected, they said. The message was more than a prayer. It was a petition to the government. The year was 2006. At the time, to talk about things related to climate change were barely taken seriously.

Davao’s Diversion Road clearing operations pass 48-hour deadline

Davao’s Diversion Road clearing operations pass 48-hour deadline

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Oct 08, 2017

Operations to clear the Diversion Road here from mud and debris flow due to a landslide that struck at dawn on Friday, October 6, have passed City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s 48-hour deadline.
The city government at 5pm Sunday released an advisory that the Diversion Road will remain closed on Monday, October 9, “because the portion of Shrine Hills where the landslide occured has not been declared safe for passage by the engineers due to the clearing operations.”

40 families to be evacuated for fear of landslide

40 families to be evacuated for fear of landslide

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Oct 05, 2017

About 40 families here are ordered on Friday, October 6 by the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council to move out from their residences where the area has been ​considered “highly dangerous zones”.