Bontoc, Mountain Province – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) and the different Municipal DRRMCs are still on red alert status due to typhoon Ineng.
The PDRRM Office recorded two death, one missing, and two injured caused by rain and wind induced by typhoon Ineng.
11-year old Ykir John Lee Mayon died, while his young brother Lhyker Mayon and their mother Lydia Mayon were injured when their house was covered by mudslide in Namatec, Sabangan at 4 0’clock in the morning of August 21, 2015. The injured victims were now under the custody of Sabangan Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office.
The cadaver of Julius Bagni Gomisa alias Kaisu of Mabongtot, Lubugan, Kalinga who was drowned along the Chico River at 11:15 in the morning on August 22, 2015 was reportedly found at Suyang, Tabuk City. His remains was brought to Funeraria Carbonnel in San Juan, Tabuk City. His companion, Dumaguing Siping who was trapped at the center island of the Chico River is under the custody of a certain Mr.Pakeo living in the said area.
Meanwhile, Neil Kayangeo who was also drowned along the Chico River in Sitio Amchikangen is still missing.
Apart from these, more than 37 families evacuated from their homes to evacuation centers as their houses are threatened by progressive landslides. These include the 24 families in White Village, Barangay Caluttit who are now at the Sumyaan Center and multipurpose building, affected residents of Gonogon who are now staying at Gonogon Evacuation Center, and 13 families in Barangay Bekigan, Sadanga. The PSWDO provided sleeping mats while the DSWD- SWAD provided 20 family packs and one cavan of rice for the evacuated families in White Village. In addition, the Red Cross- Mountain Province Chapter delivered biscuits, cookies, and hygiene kits to the evacuees.
Initial report on damage to agricultural crops and livestock includes the sugar cane of Esther Manugan and two carabaos owned by James Macanas in Poblacion,Sadanga.
On damage to infrastructure, the Sabangan Detour Bridge was totally wrecked while the bridge scaffolding in Betwagan, Sadanga was damaged.
On road status, as of August 23, 2015, the following are totally closed due to massive landslide:
- Mountain Province- Cagayan via Tabuk Enrile Road
- Cauttit, Bontoc
- Silin,Tocucan, Bontoc
- Gawa, Bontoc
- Ampawilen, Sadanga
- Junction Talubin, via Barlig, via National via Paracelis Calacad Road
- Bontoc via Baguio ( due to landslide at Pactil, Bauko)
- Maba-ay Section, Bauko
- Busa Section, Sabangan
- Panorama Section, Sabangan
- Palingao, Sabangan
- Tikitic, Bontoc
- Sabangan detour bridge linking Bontoc to Baguio; via Bauko and Tadian to Cervantes
- Tabbak Section, Sabangan
- Sayodang, Section
- Ambodeng, Section
- Dantay- Sagada
Pegeo, Sagada has an open and close situation while Bontoc via Banaue Cayapa Ambuklao is open for traffic.
The status of Provincial Roads are as follows:
- Kilong Provincial Road (closed due to landslide)
- Kilong via Doccos and Ba-ang provincial road section (closed due to wash-out)
- Besao Nacawang Road (totally closed due to landslide)
- Municipal Roads (open and close situation)
On damage to public and private schools, and buildings:
- Day Care Center in Namatec, Sabangan (eroded slope protection)
- Data Elementary School (eroded slope protection)
- Teng-ab Clergy House in Bontoc (total washed-out slope protection)
On behalf of Governor Leonard G. Mayaen who is the chair of the PDRRMC, Officer in Charge Anacleto B. Tangilag of the PDRRMO said that the members of the PDRRMC are on red alert status since the typhoon hit the province. He added that personnel from the PDRRMO, Provincial Security Services Office, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Mountain Province Provincial Police Office, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) – Mountain Province, Philippine Army, Red Cross- Mountain Province Chapter, Department of Social Welfare and Development, respective municipal police stations, municipal fire stations, MDRRMCs, emergency response team, and rescue volunteers were all mobilized for emergency response operations. Personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways – Mountain Province District Engineering Office (DPWH- MPDEO) and Provincial Engineering Office of the provincial government were mobilized for immediate road clearing operations and emergency calls, and monitoring of road conditions. // By Alpine L. Killa, Provincial Information Office- Mountain Province
Source of Information: Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office