Do you think our country has done enough to prevent another "Ondoy" flood?
October 3, 2010 11:13am CST
Yesterday mark a year anniversary of the greatest flood that hit Manila in centuries.. the Typhoon "Ondoy" flooded the Philippine capital for days.. and claimed the lives of hundreds of Filipino and has adversely affected the lives of Millions. The long rain produced the great amount of water but the clogged sewerage system was the culprit of the flood... the denuded forest that holds the aquifers are already depleted due to illegal logging.. MWSS - the agency in charge of the sewerage has flooded their pockets with benefits rather than focusing on the problem. What do you think about this? Can we survive another Ondoy in the near future? Are overwhelmed by the country's problems?
4 Oct 10
It is still a long way for our government to prevent another ondoy flood. Lessons were learnt in this calamity, yet the process of preventing such huge flood is still on a major run. I think with the current state of our environment in metro manila, 1 year is not enough to clear those clogged sewerage system all over the city, growing more trees and clearing all the trash that we left all over the metro. Its about time that everyone should get involved in cleaning and saving our environment, to prevent such huge flood. Let the government do their part, and let us also do our spare share for this matter.
4 Oct 10
Well, Ondoy has created public awareness on the effects of climate change in our country. Slowly, people are learning to be environmentally responsible. Just recently DENR together with major supermarkets and malls in the country launched the "Reusable Bag Day" every Wednesdays. They are encouraging people to bring their reusable bags and do away with plastic bags even just for a day. This is just a beginning and I hope in the future they can extend it for the whole week just like what other countries are doing.
4 Oct 10
No. We haven't done that much yet, not even close enough, but at least some of our fellowmen are doing their best or at least contributing to avoid such tragic incident to happen again. It took years to ruin those forests we have and even longer to pile up the garbage in the city streets that cause the great flood. It'll be ten times longer to clean up the sewerage system and grow trees again in the forest... Sadly, some are already doing their best to prevent such occurrence again but others are still adamant and care nothing but their own interest....There are just people who are hard headed....
4 Oct 10
Hi incus, I am still waiting for a report on the final tally of casualties brought about by Ondoy's deadly deluge. I don't recall the ex incumbent urge for statistics. The marines were retrieving corpses everywhere I passed by for two weeks after Ondoy's September 26 onslaught. Todate, Gibo Teodoro, very much visible then, had no report about those who perished. There is a major, major digging going on at Marcos Hi-way. I just do not know if it is due to a new SM rising in Antipolo or if it is a project of the wealthy homeowners who dwell in the executive homes in the vicinity.