DAVAO CITY — A portion of the Davao-Butuan highway was destroyed by a landslide in Monkayo town, Compostela Valley due to heavy rains dumped by Tropical Depression “Amang,” local and disaster officials on Sunday said. Leslie Francisco, spokesperson of the Office of the Civil Defense in Southern Mindanao, said disaster response teams were now in Barangay Pasian to assess the damage. Uy told the Inquirer by phone that despite the incident, the highway remained passable to all vehicles as three lanes were still intact. Francisco, the regional disaster spokesperson, said they have yet to receive reports of flooding or landslide incidents elsewhere in the region. Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental were the only Southern Mindanao provinces under an orange rainfall alert due to moderate to heavy rains spawned by Amang.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer January 20, 2019 06:45 UTC