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Naga sitio residents advised to relocate

WHILE waiting for the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 7’s final analysis on the 72-meter land cracks in Sitio Sandayong, Barangay Balirong in the City of Naga, the City has continued to advised the residents to permanently transfer to a safer area.

City Administrator Arthur Villamor, officer-in-charge of the City’s Environmental Office, said 10 of the 25 households in Sandayong have signified interest to transfer residence. At least three households have already moved to safer places.

He said the 10 households are on the foot of a mountain, and these structures will be directly affected if landslides occur.

Villamor said he is still waiting for the final report from the MGB 7.

Cracks

The cracks were found in various locations in Sandayong by MGB 7 inspectors on Monday, Oct. 26, according to the agency’s information officer Heart Rizarri.

The agency’s chief geologist will conduct an analysis before it will release a final report.

Villamor said some residents told him that they had regarded the soil erosion in their village as normal before the 2018 landslide happened in Sitio Sindulan, Barangay Tinaan that killed 78 persons and left 6,486 individuals injured or homeless.

He said the city government will provide financial assistance to the families of Sandayong.

The City has offered to undertake the demolition of the houses so they can still use whatever materials they can to rebuild their houses in a safer area and provide transportation in the transfer of their belongings. (WBS)


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