Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon ordered the relocation of residents from more than 10 barangays in five towns who were affected by landslides and sinkholes in the past week.
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A bridge in Caraga, Davao Oriental was damaged by Agaton, and can only be passable by light vehicles. (Ace R. Morandante/
Boatmen offer ride for residents in Baganga, Davao Oriental after the
Baogo Bridge collapsed due to strong river current due to Agaton. (Ace
R. Morandante/ davaotoday.com)
By DAVAO TODAY Davao City — Tropical cyclone Agaton, the first storm of 2014, has changed direction moving southeast of…
The first tropical depression for this year is expected to make landfall in Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley and Caraga region by Saturday. It will also bring heavy rains to Yolanda-affected Eastern Visayas.
DELUGE IN DAVAO REGION
The trough over the weekend due to the low pressure area triggered floods and landslides in Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley and Davao del Norte, forcing over 150,000 people or 32,000 families in 16 municipalities to evacuate for shelter. Pictures here are from the Davao del Norte Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction & Management and from the Davao Oriental Press Club. (davaotoday.com)
By MART D. SAMBALUD Davao Today TAGUM CITY — Floods have also hit towns in Davao Oriental, adding more to…
Like Normelinda, thousands of other families in Cateel, Boston and Baganga towns have been living in temporary shelters such as ‘bunkhouses’ built by the government or in ‘shelter tents’ donated by aid groups.
Local and international aid poured in for the victims, yet Panalipdan Southern Mindanao spokesperson Juland Suazo said 90% of survivors are still homeless despite aid from local and international donors. Government’s disaster agency reported that 161,000 families were affected in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.
A year after Typhoon Pablo struck Davao Oriental, residents in Baganga still line up for water at this well in Poblacion at 10 pesos per container. Residents said that wells in their relocation center are unsafe and smelled of rust. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
Students and residents of Cateel, Davao Oriental prayed for the memory of victims of Typhoon Pablo during the first year commemoration of the storm that left around 1,000 dead or missing. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)