Saturday, December 17, 2011

Flashflood in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan-Who's to Blame?

Dear insansapinas,
photocredit CNN

It is almost end of the year and another calamity struck the Philippines. The reporters did not bother if the pictures were graphic or not. Just like incident of the plane crash in Paranaque weeks ago, they took pictures of the victims with disregard to the grieving relatives.

Corruption wastes peoples' money; incompetence wastes money and peoples' lives.

If the claim by the US Navy that: 
The US Navy forecast days in advance that a powerful storm was headed towards Mindanao, yet PAGASA and national disaster officials did not seem to believe it. PAGASA issued its first storm signals only on Thursday, December 15, less than 24 hours before its predicted landfall in Mindanao. PAGASA's own policy is that it would raise storm signals at least 36 hours before a storm hits.
were true, who's to blame for the wanton loss of lives of people ?

Here is the news:

Manila, Philippines (CNN) -- At least 436 people are dead after Tropical Storm Washi pummeled the Philippines, Red Cross Secretary General Gwen Pang said Saturday.
The vast majority of the bodies were found in the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, according to military officials and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Five people were killed in a landslide, but all others died in flash flooding.
The provinces of Compostela Valley and Zamboanga del Norte were also hit, added Benito Ramos, chairman of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
About 400 people remain missing after the storm, which is called Sendong locally. More than 2,000 have been rescued, the country's military reported.


1 comment:

Ile Odarod said...

im from iligan city. who's to blame? the illegal loggers. the government should do something about them soon.