After surviving yet another raging flood that took away their home and belongings, Kasiglahan residents are at a loss as to how to start again.
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Under existing policies and government priorities, there seems to be no safe place for displaced poor of Metro Manila. They have been deprived of the right to city, to adequate housing, and to decent life. Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) has again brought to the fore the government’s criminal neglect.
A farmer, Nida Davao in barangay San Jose, Montalban, Rizal checking her crops after the typhoon hit their village.
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“National government officials must act now or step down from their positions. No compromises.”
Relita Malundras said it was heartbreaking to see school supplies and learning materials being swept away by the rampaging flood. Most of these were donated to the school years ago and have been used by generations of students.
Due to the typhoon, Bicol farmers have lost yet another opportunity to make ends meet. They were supposed to harvest their produce in the months of October and November only to find their palay buried deep in flood waters.