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LOACAN, ITOGON, BENGUET
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

During the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong in the Cordilleras on September 15-16, 2018, there were members of the Benguet State University and Community Multipurpose Cooperative from Barangay Loacan, Itogon, Benguet who fell victim from its wrath.

Ms. Narcisa Gabino and her family’s house was buried in a landslide. In an effort to rescue the family, volunteers from the community rushed to the site to help. However, during the rescue operation, a second landslide occurred burying eight rescuers including two BSUCMPC members who happened to be brothers namely Mr. Hector P. Milo and Mr. Michael P. Milo. It is with great sadness that they all perished.

Last September 21, 2018 BSUCMPC staff members, CEO Jane T. Asiong, BODs Mr. Allen Danis and Ms. Camea Afadchew and EDCOM Chair Mr. Nardo Pastor guided by Lab Coop Committee Member Pastor Robert Sison went to the wake of the Milo brothers in Loacan. Ms. Narcisa Gabino’s body was transported to Kapangan thus the BSUCMPC team was not able to visit her wake.

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