FORCED evacuation has been ordered on more than 150 families residing in a hinterland barangay in Davao del Norte after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned of ground movements in the area that may trigger massive landslide.
Phivolcs landslide monitoring team based in Quwzon City issued the warning late Wednesday afternoon after they noted ground movements at sitios Upper and Lower Mesolong in Barangay Sto. Niño in Talaingod town in Davao del Norte.
This developed after the accumulative rainfall for the past couple of days in Davao del Norte area.
The team immediately alerted the Provincial Government on the matter.
In a Facebook post of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PDRRMC-Penro), the alert level 2 was raised which signals the implementation of evacuation and pre-emptive measures.