Rappler's latest stories on itogon landslides
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says he will meet with small-scale miners of Itogon, Benguet, to discuss their future
For the trainers, the story of how canines responded in the operations is a testament to the bond between dogs and humans – in life and in death
Most of the 59 who died in Ucab, Itogon, because of the huge mountainslide – including the 12 missing – from 12 days ago are from Ifugao province
The Police Regional Office – Cordillera says that as of Wednesday, September 26, they have only 22 bodies left to retrieve in Benguet, as well as two in Guisad Surong in Baguio
The Office of Civil Defense - Cordillera says there are now 103 dead in the region, with Benguet accounting for 83 deaths and Baguio City with 13
Disaster scientist Mahar Lagmay laments that while technology allowed officials to see the problem, it wasn't used to solve it
A disaster had been brewing in Itogon, Benguet, long before Typhoon Ompong came
The death toll after the Itogon landslides reaches at least 69
(UPDATED) Police say 44 of the fatalities are from Barangay Ucab
(UPDATED) In the days leading up to Typhoon Ompong, what could have been done to prevent the tragedy in Itogon, Benguet?
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From about 900 responders, only 30 are allowed now. Authorities are worried that rains for the past 2 days will bring landslides again in this Benguet town.
The search for the missing continues. But as Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has already left the country, people are asking: Who is to blame?
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?'
Itogon, Benguet Mayor Victorio Palangdan says local government could not intervene because the activities were done in an area under Benguet Corporation
'Physically, nararamdaman namin ‘yung pagod, pero nandoon yung adrenaline, na kababayan mo ito. This is the last thing you can do for them,' says Superintendent Mario Mayames, a member of the rescue team
'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
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says tracking accountability over the incident was 'very unique,' as land that fell on the mining site was from private land
Itogon, Benguet Mayor Victorio Palangdan hopes that in 5 years, his town will no longer be dependent on mining
'Tumutulong sila doon kaya kami ang umakyat dito…. Mga babae, nandito kami lahat para sa pagkain at tulong, kasi wala na sa amin,' says 30-year-old Elizabeth Coslengan
'Naniniwala tayo na baka may survivor pa,' says Presidential Political Adviser Francis Tolentino
The government has halted small-scale mining operations in the Cordillera Administrative Region but has yet to provide alternative livelihood to the miners
(UPDATED) As of September 19, at least 60 remained missing
Benylyn Gumuwang still believes her brother Harvey will come home alive, even if officials or other miners say he is most likely gone