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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

Banaue, Ifugao suspends work in private, gov’t offices following flash floods

Banaue, Ifugao – Work in public and private offices in Banaue, Ifugao are suspended today, July 8, thru the order of Mayor Joel B. Bungallon to give ample time for workers to secure their house, properties, and family members after the flash flood and mudslide which ravaged the municipality after several hours of heavy rains.

The municipal health office, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, and other offices that are concerned with the delivery of basic health services, preparedness/response to disasters and calamities, and/or the performance of other vital services shall be at work.

These offices, the mayor said, should continue with their operations and render necessary services, particularly to people affected by the flash flood.

Videos and photos from Banaue netizens on Facebook on the evening of July 7 showed the flash flood damaging houses and sweeping away residents’ belongings such as motorcycles, cars, and pets, among others.

In the latest report, it was known that at least 1,500 people or 500 families were affected, and some were brought to evacuation centers.

At present, there are 23 individuals sheltered in an evacuation center in the municipality.

In a statement made by Mayor Bungallon on Facebook, he said they will be looking into the cause of the flash flood to avoid a repeat history.

He likewise encouraged the public to help one another, especially those who have been affected by the calamity.

“We thank God for sparing lives from the calamity yesterday. Let us once again show our culture of baddang and volunteerism in helping those affected, while the government will be coordinating for support. Thank you for the responses of all units of government…” he said.


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