Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan called on the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) to help the indigenous people (IP) of Loakan on its case against Benguet Corporation.
The Benguet politiko is blaming the company for the dozens of deaths during the landslide in Barangay Ucab.
Palangdan said Loakan’s IPs has a pending case against Benguet Corporation before the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples.
“I am also requesting the FLAG lawyers to help the people of Loakan because this is now a social problem,” he said.
“Our municipality is already destroyed and cannot protect our environment because of this big mining company. I am challenging you (media) to follow it up,” Palangdan added.