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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…

“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