From drought in Bohol fields, to landslide, real quick
Following El Niño phenomenon, heavy rains brought good news to Bohol for finally ending its ordeal with extreme drought. However, for every good news, there’s always a catch.
As a drawback, the heavy rains washed out a part of Candijay, Bohol’s rice terraces in the settlement of Cadapdapan, Inquirer reported.
Village residents conveyed extreme concern as the area that had been washed out is growing as the rains went on.
One of the fields, owned by William Palma, a local councilor, had been dehydrated when Bohol was heavily hit by the drought.
When heavy rains poured on June 22, a landslide took a portion of the fields in Cadapdapan, a highland village around 8 kilometers from the area.
As of Sunday, the landslide generated a hollow crater that is at least 100 meters long, five meters wide and at least six meters deep, the report said.