• Benguet Sinkhole THREAT UP IN meeting

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    ITOGON, Benguet: The issue on a huge sinkhole that gobbled up six houses and threatens to sink up 500 more houses last month in sitio Betuang, Barangay Virac, this town will be taken up the upcoming 62nd Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference starting November 17 in Baguio City. Engineer Felizardo Gacad, Mines and Geosciences-Cordillera(MGB) Mines Safety Division chief, said geophysical survey is needed to ascertain the cause of the soil collapse. Initial probe found a void in the area, but no specific findings was offered. A major earthquake fault also traverses the area.

    THOM PICAÑA

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