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ondoy & pepeng disaster should be top 2010 election issue

we think what happened to the country with ondoy and pepeng should be made an election issue in 2010.  it should cover the following points:

  • what caused the floods, damage and death – infrastructure; housing and urban planning; flood management; lakes & dams, esteros, drainage, rivers and floodwater flow
  • government response to disasters – role of national government vis-a-vis local governments
  • pag-asa’s capabilities and response
  • early warning system
  • equipment and personnel – requirements and response

this is more than just political will. the fact is what happened during ondoy and pepeng WILL HAPPEN again. this is not an isolated event. before the next one, let us get ourselves ready and fix the incompetencies.

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