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Ni ROLANDO B. TOLENTINO Kulturang Popular Kultura Bulatlat.com MANILA — Sunod-sunod ba naman ang super-typhoon, mula Ondoy, Pepeng at Ramil, na pawang malalawak at mararahas ang saklaw ng epekto, bakit hindi ka naman mapapagod sa sunod-sunod ding kailangang relief operations? Parang na ngang defensa laban sa ikatlong People Power, napagod na raw ang mga taong…

By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The recent onslaughts of storms Ondoy and Pepeng in the Philippines have drawn attention not only to the general lack of disaster preparedness in the country but also to how the government’s so-called calamity funds have been spent in the last few years. The calamity fund, according to…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat.com MANILA — Storm Ondoy was said to be a “great equalizer.” It spared no one: the rich, the middle class, and the poor. Some rich people suffered losses in their businesses when their factories, warehouses, and luxury cars were submerged in water. A substantial number of people from subdivisions catering…

By CARLOS H. CONDE
A disaster-prone country like the Philippines should by now be a nation of experts on calamities and how to deal with them. But, as Ondoy has shown, Filipinos are almost always caught unawares. And often, the high cost of these calamities are caused not so much by lack of knowledge or resources as by poor governance.