Wednesday, February 27, 2013

3 killed in Mati landslide

MANILA – At least three people died in a landslide incident in Mati City, Davao Oriental on Tuesday noon. The victims, identified as Pastor Arturo Sunaan, Eleora Mabandos, and Arbir Sucnaan, died after the jeepney they were riding was buried when a portion of a mountain collapsed in Sitio Mayas, Barangay Tagabakid. At least two people were reported missing and feared buried in the landslide. The incident left motorists passing through the mountainside highway stranded. – report from Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

'Crising' dumps heavy rains, leaves 1 dead

Tropical Depression "Crising" dumped heavy rains and floods in Mindanao, leaving at least one person dead. The floods also forced hundreds of families to evacuate. Francis Magbanua reports.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Soldier hurt in landmine blast in Tagum

MANILA, Philippines – A soldier of the 66th Infantry Battalion was wounded in a landmine explosion along the national highway in Kilometer 61, Tagum City, Davao del Norte Saturday morning. The still unidentified soldier was on board a military vehicle with 8 other soldiers when the blast occurred. The military has yet to identify the group behind the attack, but they suspect that the perpetrators are communist rebels. Investigations are still ongoing. The troops were headed for Nabunturan, Compostela Valley to pick up relief goods for victims of ‘Pablo’ in Maragusan. -- Report from Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News Davao