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Emmanuel Jaldon, head of Davao City’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center inspects the ground of cracks which he says is indication of movement. photo courtesy of davao city information office

Disaster body fears more landslides in Davao

DAVAO City — City officials are warning residents here on the possibility of landslide in some areas after monitoring the cracks on the ground.

Emmanuel Jaldon, head of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center said they “noted ground cracks” on the upper portion of the Shrine Hills in Matina. He said the cracks indicated movements.

Jaldon  pointed at the diversion road in Barangay Langub fronting the old dump site as  where the cracks have been monitored. Residents residing near the area are warned that they are living in “a highly dangerous zone.”

In a phone interview, Jaldon said they have issued the warning for residents and motorists who are passing in the areas.

Jaldon added that torrential rains experienced in the city contribute to the possible collapse of the land.

“We are asking them to move away from the danger zone,” he said.

Jaldon also said the stubbornness of residents who refused to vacate the area remains a challenge for the government. (davaotoday.com)

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