Category Archives: Sagada

Jeepney Accident in Sagada

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.

According to Joel Fagsao of, the eight people who died are:
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Sagada Then and Now

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.

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