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 Guinsaugon village, Southern Leyte, Philippines

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updated Mon. October 16, 2023

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A House leader wants to declare February 17 an official non-working holiday in Southern Leyte in commemoration of the 2006 landslide in Barangay Guinsaugon, St. Bernard, in Southern Leyte. In House Bill 6611, Southern Leyte Rep. Roger Mercado, chairman of the House Committee on Constitutional ...

SAINT BERNARD, Southern Leyte – When the Guinsaugon landslide happened in 2006, 24-year-old Perla Bautista thought it was the end of the world. At the age of 15, Bautista lost her parents and 4 siblings in the rubble that crushed a thriving community after a portion of Mt Can-abag collapsed due to ...
(UPDATED) The landslide that buried the village of Guinsaugon in Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte could not have been prevented. But understanding the science behind landslides and using the knowledge for planning and coordinating community action, could prevent loss of lives in the future ...
Perla was 15 years old when she lost her parents and 4 siblings to what is now known as the Guinsaugon tragedy. She was studying at the Tambis National High School when they heard a loud sound and cries for help from the nearby village. Perla's school, located a few hundred meters from the landslide ...
Looking back: Guinsaugon landslide. Even before Yolanda happened, the Guinsaugon disaster had already identified problems related to disaster preparedness and recovery ...
After half of a mountain collapsed and buried the entire village in 2006, the government also virtually erased from its records the community that once thrived in Guinsaugon, a farming area. For years, residents of the village who lived through the tragedy and moved to another area were nonexistent as far ...
The town has also designated evacuation sites in every sector. This way, residents already know where to run when the emergency comes. Incidentally, one such site is the uphill resettlement site for survivors of the Guinsaugon landslide. Permanently relocated after the 2006 landslide, some 286 families ...
Weeks of unseasonal torrential rain that caused widespread flooding and triggered landslides have left 51 people dead and 1.6 million affected in the Philippines. Philippines landslides affect 1.6 million. Aerial view shows damaged rice fields (most of the brown part) at Barangay Guinsaugon, municipality ...
In the case of Friday's events in Guinsaugon, Southern Leyte province, it seemed unlikely that logging was to blame. Local officials and eyewitnesses said the surrounding area was well forested, and the governor's office said deforestation was not the causal factor this time, despite having admitted that was ...
President Gloria Arroyo ordered the coast guard and navy to the affected area, and a US vessel is on the way. However rescuers, struggling waist-deep through thick mud, have called off their search, fearing further slides. A school and an estimated 500 houses in the village of Guinsaugon, in the town of St ...


 

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