Davao floods: 10 dead, 14,000 families displaced | Inquirer News

INQToday: 10 dead, 14,000 families displaced in new Davao floods

/ 12:30 PM February 05, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories: 

10 dead, 14K families displaced in new rounds of Davao floods

At least 10 people have been reported killed in a new round of landslides and flooding that hit Davao de Oro province over the weekend following the continuous rains spawned by the trough of low pressure area (LPA) that has affecting the Davao region since last week, disaster response authorities said.


Even before the Davao region could recover from floods induced by torrential rains in the middle of January, some 400,000 individuals were once again affected by the new calamity that has once again submerged agricultural lands, private properties and roads and bridges, authorities said.


Mayon Volcano spews 1.2-km ash column

Residents of communities in Albay province close to Mount Mayon were told to stay vigilant after ash column reaching up to 1,200 meters or 1.2 kilometers (km) from its crater on Sunday.

The phreatic eruption lasted from 4:37 p.m. to 4:40 p.m., Paul Alanis, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Mayon Volcano Observatory resident volcanologist, told the Inquirer in a phone interview.

Baste clarifies apology for remarks vs Marcos

Davao City Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte was not amused by Sen. Imee Marcos’ account of how he supposedly apologized to her for his harsh remarks against President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

In a post on Facebook, the mayor clarified that while he indeed said sorry to the senator, it was simply out of pity.

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