Two rescuers were reported killed in the Cordillera as they were conducting operations in areas affected by Typhoon Ompong.
At a press briefing on Saturday, NDRRMC Executive Director and Office of Civil Defense Administrator Ricardo Jalad said that the two deaths--the first ones reported during the onslaught of the typhoon--were included in the 51 incident reports in the region.
"Dito sa Cordillera, as of now, meron nang 51 incidents and reported na nangyari dun, 42 dun ay landslides," Jalad said.
"Confirmed na dalawa ang patay dun, parehong mga responders na tumugon sa pagligtas ng mga naapektuhan," he added.
Baggao, Cagayan, the area where Ompong made landfall, suffered heavy damage but reported no casualty. --Jessica Bartolome/NB, GMA News