Thursday, December 22, 2011
Disaster damage is unpredictable. In what happened to Mindanao, it was obvious that my fellow Filipinos were taken aback by the onslaught of the typhoon that wrought lives and properties. Thousands are already confirmed dead and the number is growing. Damage to properties could cost to billions of pesos. It is very important then to prepare for calamities, plan for mitigation and preparedness for the ill impacts of disasters. May this be a lesson to all local government officials and the people to stop wanton destruction to nature. Maybe they should all go back to civil engineering schools for a refresher proper emergency preparation and management.Wanton cutting of trees, burning and throwing plastic garbages in drainage canals are a crime to nature. And, since local government units have funds to finance projects that could lessen the impacts of this disasters, to use these funds efficiently and judiciously.