Diversion road closed off to traffic

A 48-HOUR road closure along diversion road in Barangay Ma-a, Talomo District was implemented yesterday following the minor landslide in front of the dumpsite.

Rodrigo Bustillo, the operation and warning officer of City Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), told TIMES yesterday that they have been monitoring the area since Thursday night following the heavy downpour.

“So now, we advise closure in the area in diversion road for traffic because soil and rocks from the hill may collapse and fall down,” Bustillo said.

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio also advised yesterday that for 48 hours the area will be close to those who are traveling in the particular road.

“For now we are still in the area to continue to conduct evacuation for the residents in the area,” he added.

He said the heavy rains on Thursday night, along vibration from with vehicles passing along the road, and the ongoing construction of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) contributed to the landslide.

He also said they are just giving 11 a.m. yesterday for the remaining residents to evacuate the area. Around 40 families will be transferred to the relocation site in Barangay Los Amigos, Tugbok District.

Based on their assessment with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, the families are in danger because “there is already a big crack on the top.”

He said a big portion of the crack can also be seen in Barangay Langub as well as Barangay Matina Crossing.