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GOOD JOB. Capiz police director S/Supt. Domingo S. Cabillan congratulates newly promoted policemen during the mass oath-taking and pinning of ranks last Jan. 30 at the Capiz Police Provincial Office in Barangay Lanot, Roxas City. The ceremony formally promoted 124 police officers in the province for their contribution to CPPO’s accomplishments in 2011. (CPPO/PIA Capiz photo/A. Lumaque)
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PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Landslide affects 28 families in Escalante City

by Lorenzo O. Lambatin Jr.

NEGROS OCC., January 12 (PIA) -- Twenty eight families from Sitio Baluc, Brgy. Malasibog, Escalante City were recently evacuated at Malasibog Elementary School and the Chapel of ‘Diyos Amahan’ after the area was hit by a landslide.

According to a report from the Provincial Social Welfare Office, the ground movements from the fissure occurred last January 10, Tuesday, around 3:50 p.m.

PSWD said aid were already dispatched to the evacuation centers as the scalante City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council continued to air warning to local residents living in the area.

According to reports, areas mentioned were declared by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to be permanent danger zones as early as 2007 but residents opted to stay.

Provincial Social Welfare Officer Liane Garcia said the LGU is in need of assistance from the proper agencies to assess the current situation of the affected areas. (JCM/LOL/PIA6)

 
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