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Benguet town mayor uses seized gin as road disinfectant

Jun 13, 2020 - 1:48 PM

Gin smuggling has become rampant in Itogon town because of a months-long liquor ban. Its mayor comes up with a creative way to dispose of nearly a thousand bottles of confiscated gin.

CLEANUP. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan leads the cleanup using confiscated gin. Photo from the Facebook page of Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan

Itogon mayor to Benguet Corp: Help us look for relocation, burial sites

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan says they will clear Pacalso Elementary School of evacuees by Sunday, September 23 so that students can go back to school the next day. 'Ang problema, saan natin sila dadalhin?'

SEARCH. This file photo shows the continuing efforts of police and rescue teams to look for missing persons following the landslide in Ucab, Itogon, Benguet. September 17, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Itogon mayor: Benguet Corp's fault miners were in landslide-prone area

Sep 20, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Itogon, Benguet Mayor Victorio Palangdan says local government could not intervene because the activities were done in an area under Benguet Corporation

TOWN MAYOR. Victorio Palangdan says Banguet Corporation allowed miners to use its abandoned building near the Atamok mining area in their town. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Itogon mayor hopes for 'miracle' in search for missing

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:15 PM

'They declared that we are already in the stage of retrieval, but for me, God only knows who will be dead and who will be alive,' says Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan

SEARCH. Police and rescue teams on Monday, September 17 search for missing persons following a massive landslide in Barangay Ucab, Itogon, Benguet. File photo  by Jire Carreon/Rappler

After tragic landslide, mayor says Itogon to transition to farming

Sep 19, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Itogon, Benguet Mayor Victorio Palangdan hopes that in 5 years, his town will no longer be dependent on mining

HELP NEEDED. Itogon, Benguet Mayor Victorio Palangdan at the operations and relief center at Barangay Tuding. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler