June 22, 2024
ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE — Wildfire has been ravaging vast tracts of forest covers of Mount Sto. Tomas, the highest peak overlooking Baguio City and many parts of Region 1. Aside from the Bureau of Fire Protection and civilian volunteers on the ground, the PAF Tactical Operations Group 1 also conducted “heli-bucket” operations to extinguish the fire that reached areas near vital installations. — Harley Palangchao