Mining companies aid in Ompong rescue operation
As part of their community outreach initiatives, regional emergency response teams of mining companies in Region 02 provided assistance in rescue operations in Tuguegarao City during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong on Sept. 14-18, this year.
The two teams from OceanaGold Philippines Incorporated and FCF Mineral Corporation helped the city government in facilitating emergency response to families affected by the typhoon.
The responders also conducted clearing operations at the Cagayan National High School and in eight barangays, namely: Bagay, Caritan Centro, Centro 1, Centro 2, Centro 9, Centro 10, Tanza, and Ugac Sur.
Meanwhile, prior to the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) provided the list of barangays that have High to Very High Landslide and Flood Susceptibility to the Office of the Civil Defense, Department of Interior and Local Government, and the provincial local government units.
Geologists of MGB also conducted the post-Geohazard assessment of areas prone to landslide and flood in the region.