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PRES. DUTERTE DISTRIBUTES CASH TO FAMILIES OF LANDSLIDE VICTIMS IN BENGUET



The country has experienced the strongest typhoon this year with Typhoon 'Mangkhut' or 'Ompong' claiming a number of lives and leaving billions of damages.

Days after it ravaged the Northern part of Luzon, President Rodrigo Duterte visited the areas devastated by the typhoon.

On Monday, President Duterte went to the Provincial Capitol in La Trinidad, Benguet to meet the bereaved families of some of the landslide victims and extend condolences.

According to Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go, the president distributed P25,000 worth of goods and burial assistance and another P20,000 in cash.

Benguet is one of the provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) that suffered the most from the wrath of Ompong.

The total number of fatalities recovered from the buried bunkhouses at the mining site in Itogon climbed up to 16 as of 4 p.m. Tuesday.