Farmers’ groups blame land-use conversion, deforestation for flooding in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Jan) ¬– Farmers’ groups here blamed land-use conversion and deforestation for the cause of flooding in 15 villages in this city and other areas in… »

Residents of Davao’s Jade Valley Homes: ‘We have no other place to go’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Jan) – “If we only have a choice, we don’t want to live here.” This is the common sentiment of those living at the flood-prone… »

Jade Valley Subdivision rescue operations

Rescue volunteers navigate through the flooded road as they transport rescued residents from Jade Valley subdvision in Brgy Buhangin, Davao City on Sunday afternoon. The water level in the nearby… »

Davao City: Flooded

Some 30,000 residents in 12 of Davao City’s 182 barangays fled their homes late Saturday night and Sunday morning when the Davao River overflowed. Rescue operations were immediately the… »

Jade Valley Flooding

Residents mill about the flooded street of Jade Valley Subdivision in Davao City on Wednesday morning as the water level in Davao River rose due to heavy rains in the… »

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