Boats have become the main form of transportation in many parts of Calumpit, as wheeled vehicles and even trucks could no longer enter many parts of the town. But boat rides are steep, amounting to P80 per head to reach the town center, and many residents opt to wade through the chest-deep waters.
Provinces in the south were hit the hardest while a “state of calamity” has been declared in the city of Cotabato where some 67,000 residents have been affected by the storm.
By MARYA SALAMAT
“The lack of disaster preparedness, wanton logging and mining activities, dam owners’ greed, failure to de-silt Laguna Bay and other waterways, and unplanned urban development – these are the main reasons for the heavy flooding,” – KMU
MANILA – Progressive groups and netizens expressed disgust over what they branded as “early politicking” of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and his allies amid the massive devastation caused by floods. Official Malacanang photographs show Aquino on board a military truck with Akbayan spokeswoman Risa Hontiveros, Aurora Rep. Sonny Angara, Technical Education and Skills Development…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The government should allocate resources and funds needed for local disaster response systems to properly act. There should be consistent monitoring and updating of areas which are vulnerable to widespread flooding or flash floods (especially in low-lying areas or communities near large dams and rivers) and landslides (especially in geohazard zones and deforested areas).” – Kalikasan Party
Ni ROLAND B. TOLENTINO Bulatlat.com Ganito ang eksena isang araw sa Agosto 2012: matapos ng ilang araw na tuloytuloy na buhos ng ulan, idineklarang walang pasok; baha ang mga paligid ng syudad; at ang pangunahing nakapag-abot ng epekto ng ulan ay ang mga imahen sa Facebook. Natunton ang lawak at saklaw ng pagkabaha: ang anderpas…