Category Archives: landslide

Bukidnon-Davao highway closed for 6 hours

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 December) – The Bukidnon-Davao highway was reopened to vehicles around 3pm on Friday, six hours after it was closed due to a landslide along the highway in Quezon, Bukidnon, according to Fort Cabarde, reporter of Radio Kilat in Quezon town. Cabarde said four landslides blocked the highway, one of which was a […]

Landslide aftermath

Photo taken on Saturday, October 14, 2017, nine days after a landslide struck the upper portion  of Shrine Hills along the Diversion Road in Davao City on October 5. The landslide prompted the city government to close a portion of the highway for several days.  On October 10, it announced that starting Wednesday (Oct 11), […]

GREEN SPACE: Who cares?

DAVAO CITY (Mindanews / 10 October) —  In July 2017, the Davao Shrine Hills Advocates criticized the lack of coordination among government agencies with regards to both Shrine Hills slope protection and the Diversion Road widening. In response, Dean Ortiz, the DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways) spokesman, maintained that, if the local government […]

Davao’s Shrine Hills “a tragedy waiting to happen”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 October) – The Shrine Hills has remained a “tragedy waiting to happen”, an official of an environment group said Tuesday after the upper portion of the area collapsed Thursday last week resulting to a road closure that caused monstrous traffic in the south. Interface Development Interventions executive director Chinkie Pelino-Golle said they believe that similar incidents might recur due to […]

Davao’s Diversion Road closed due to landslide

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 October) – The ground cracks on the upper portion of the Shrine Hills, Matina had widened from one foot to one meter after a minor landslide occurred 7 p.m. Thursday due to a heavy downpour, prompting the city government to implement a 48-hour closure along Diversion Road. The site was earlier declared as a […]


A landslide Monday night continues to cause traffic along the Davao-Bukidnon highway in Lorega, Bukidnon Wednesday afternoon, 07 June 2017, a few meters away from the mountain resort of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza. Past this landslide, motorists endured yet another long queue in Sinoda, due to a road subsidence. MindaNews photo […]