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Capcapo small scale mining site in Poblacion, Licuan-Baay, Abra

 

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A composite team of environmental enforcers closes a mine site in Abra.

The Ucab landslide tragedy of September 2018 in Itogon, Benguet left costly and painful lessons to the people of the Cordillera Administrative Region.  Nevertheless, it highlighted the importance of proactive actions in disaster reduction and prevention. 

The geohazard maps produced and distributed by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau aimed to help local government units in their planning activities, thus averting disasters of great magnitude in the future.

Towards the last quarter of 2018, detailed geohazard assessment activities were simultaneously conducted in the different small scale mining areas in the Cordillera Administrative Region. 

Pursuant to the order of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to stop all illegal small-scale mining operations in the region, MGB – CAR personnel including all MGB embedded personnel deployed in the different CENROs/PENROs of the Cordillera Administrative Region were consequently deputized as Enforcement Group and ordered to strictly implement the stoppage of all small-scale mining activities and to conduct a detailed geohazard assessment of these areas.

The following table highlights the location of these assessed areas and their corresponding landslide susceptibility ratings.  Areas which have been classified as very high to critically susceptible to landslides have been rated as such due to the presence of residents in their immediate vicinities.

Some of these areas have already been classified as danger zones, and relocation have been earlier recommended.

Province

Municipality

Barangay

Sitio

Landslide Susceptibility Rating

Abra

Licuan Baay

Mapisla

Ag-agit

Moderate

Abra

Licuan Baay

Mapisla

Patok

High

Abra

Licuan Baay

Nalbuan

Malawlawed

High

Abra

Licuan Baay

Poblacion

Capcapo

Critical *residential

Abra

Licuan Baay

Poblacion

Kumel-ab

High

Abra

Licuan Baay

Poblacion

Matal-lip

High

Abra

Sallapadan

Ududdiao

-

Moderate to High

Abra

Lacub

Guinguinabang

Balawang

High

Abra

Lacub

Magtalalang

Buneg

High

Abra

Lacub

Bumurayok

Buneg

High

Abra

Lacub

Guinguinabang

Kalimpupusog

High

Abra

Lacub

Talampac

Lipit

High

Abra

Lacub

Talampac

Tubtub

High

Abra

Lacub

Talampac

Dugdug-ingaw

High

Abra

Lacub

Talampac

Binangsalan

High

Abra

Lacub

Talampac

Kadaddaunan

High

Abra

Lacub

Talampac

Kalinisan

High

Abra

Boliney

Dumagas

Paniimen

High

Abra

Boliney

Dumagas

Dao

High

Apayao

Conner

Paddaoan

Catob

High

Apayao

Conner

Talifugo

-

High

Apayao

Kabugao

Lenneng

-

High

Benguet

Tuba

Camp 4

Jaime

High to very High

Benguet

Tuba

Camp 4

Besa

High to very High

Benguet

Tuba

Camp 4

Camp 6

High to very High

Benguet

Tuba

Camp 4

Tollgate

High to very High

Benguet

Tublay

Ambassador

Toque

High to very High

Benguet

Tublay

Caponga

Palew

High to very High

Benguet

Itogon

Ampucao

Manganese

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Ampucao

Samuyao

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Ampucao

Upper Camp

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Ampucao

Bet-ang

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Ampucao

Nangileg

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Ampucao

Saddle

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Ampucao

Shoot Nagawa

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Gumatdang

Minac

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Gumatdang

Dalisay

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Gumatdang

Dapong

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Gumatdang

Tuap

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Gumatdang

Surong

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Loacan

Loacan Proper

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Loacan

Dampingan

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Loacan

Beda

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Poblacion

Goldfield

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Poblacion

Supang

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Poblacion

Pob. Proper

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Poblacion

Purok 3

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Ucab

Malasin

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Ucab

Keystone

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Ucab

First Gate

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Virac

Kias

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Virac

Karhol

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Virac

Batuang

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Virac

Balatoc

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Virac

Bubon

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Virac

City Limit

Very High

Benguet

Itogon

Tuding

Bua

Very High

Ifugao

Aguinaldo

Halag

-

High

Kalinga

Balbalan

Talalang

Gaang

Critical/Very High

Mt. Province

Sagada

Fidelisan

-

High

Mt. Province

Bontoc

Mainit

Farnek

High

Mt. Province

Bontoc

Mainit

Patugtug

High

Mt. Province

Bontoc

Alab Proper

Baliwang

High

Mt. Province

Bontoc

Alab Proper

Matiim

High

Mt. Province

Bontoc

Alab Proper

Bilig

Very high to Critical

Mt. Province

Bontoc

Alab Proper

Bengasan

High

Mt. Province

Besao

Laylaya

Maliten

High

Mt. Province

Besao

Bunga

-

High