Antique has 467 landslide-prone areas

first_imgHowever, he said local disasterofficers and residents have to always remain alert, especially during rainydays. “I told them that when the rain ishard, they automatically evacuate the residents,” said Nuñez. DENR-MGB reported its findings in aSeptember report. The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 6 confirmed it earlythis week. Nuñez said OCD Region 6 does notnecessarily advise the residents in these areas to evacuate “because some ofthe risks were minimal and there are no evacuation centers.” A total of 16 villages in NegrosOccidental, particularly in Cauayan and Hinoba-an towns and Sipalay City, arealso landslide-prone while four villages in Buruanga, Aklan province were alsoidentified as the same. “We are ready 24/7. They (municipaldisaster risk reduction and management councils) release situation reports fromtime to time,” he said. Out of the 4,617 villages in theregion, 467 landslide-prone areas are in Antique. The landslide-prone barangays are inthe following Antique towns: San Remegio, Anini-y, Barbaza, Belison, Bugasong,Culasi, Hamtic, Lau-an, Libertad, Patnongon, San Jose, Sebaste, Sibalom,Tibiao, Tobias Fornier, and Valderrama.center_img Iloilo province, meanwhile, has 72villages identified as prone to landslides. These villages are located in thetowns of Miag-ao and San Joaquin. According to OCD regional directorJose Roberto Nuñez, his office is continuously monitoring the barangays. ILOILOCity – Antique province has the most numberof villages prone to landslide in Western Visayas, according to the Departmentof Environment and Natural Resources – Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB). There was no casualty; preemptiveevacuation was immediately undertaken. He reported that a landslide occurredin Bacan village, Tubungan town, Iloilo on Nov. 7, following heavy rains. On Nov. 9, Nuñez led the inspection ofthe area together with Tubungan’s Mayor Roquito Tacsagon and municipal disasterrisk reduction and management office personnel. (PNA)last_img read more

Hamilton wins Brazilian Grand Prix to keep F1 title race alive

first_imgLEWIS Hamilton produced a masterful performance to win a wet, chaotic, crash-strewn Brazilian Grand Prix and take the title fight to the final race.His ninth win of 2016 came in a race with several high-speed accidents, two stoppages and five safety cars.The victory cut the lead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who finished second, to 12 points.Rosberg will secure the championship if he finishes third in Abu Dhabi on 27 November even if Hamilton wins.Hamilton legendary, whether he is champion this year or notAs one of the most dramatic races for years unfolded, Hamilton was supreme at the front in treacherous conditions, lapping consistently faster than anyone.After each re-start Hamilton cruised easily away from Rosberg – building at one stage an 18-second lead in 14 laps before another safety car cut his lead to nothing.His victory is the 52nd of his career, making him the second most successful race winner of all time ahead of Alain Prost (51). Michael Schumacher is way ahead on 91.Not too bad, huh,” said Hamilton. “I was generally just chilling up front. When it rains it’s usually a good day for me. It was tricky for everyone. There were definitely opportunities for aquaplaning, which everyone did.“No mistakes, no issues, no spins. It was kind of interesting to hear how many people were spinning, but I didn’t have that problem.“I have always wanted to win since I watched Ayrton [Senna] win here in 1991. It has taken me a long time to get here and it is a historic day for me. To stand on the podium in Brazil where Ayrton was so loved was really special.”Rosberg said: “Didn’t go my way today. Lewis just did a great job. It was very difficult conditionslast_img read more