MANILA -- At least fourteen homes and a chapel were damaged after a landslide hit Igbaras town in Iloilo on Monday.
According to the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, heavy rains since Friday may have triggered the landslide that stretched across a 10-hectare area in Barangay Pasong as well as Barangay Cale.
The chapel and three of the 14 homes were totally damaged while the others were partially damaged.
The geohazard map of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau showed that Barangay Pasong is one of the areas highly susceptible to landslides.
Some roads to the area are currently impassable.
Displaced residents are temporarily seeking shelter at the barangay hall.
No one was reported injured.
Mayor Juvic Escorpion said the residents may be relocated to another part of the barangay. -- Report from Joyce Clavecillas, ABS-CBN News Iloilo