Photo credit: Travel-Philippines.com
Update: Cynthia Banga-an who was earlier reported to be in serious condition also died. Update from the Philippine Star here.
Eight people died while ten others were injured when a jeepney bound for Besao fell down a ravine in Pegew, Sagada. The jeepney was coming from Bontoc, Mt. Province.
Let’s take a break from controversial (and depressing) stuff like those Baguio City Council members (except Councilor Tabora and Vice Mayor Fariñas) voting to buy cars for themselves to give out our next Boon Award.
The “then” photo is believed to have been taken by Eduardo Masferre while the “now” photo was taken by Daniel Ziegler, an ex-Peace Corps volunteer who was based in Sagada. Thanks to Kent Sinkey for sharing these photos with us.
It is interesting to note that Sagada appears to have more pine trees now than in the past. It should give hope to Art Tibaldo and the Bantay Busol Movement.