The dangerous Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike

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Geologist Kelvin Rodolfo says that if a large earthquake on the West Marikina Valley Fault ruptures the planned expressway-dike, ‘Metro Manila would be flooded catastrophically’

January 24, 2016 — A project to build a “Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike” (LLED) east of the shoreline from Bicutan to Los Baños, also meant to protect Metro Manila from lake floods, is very Continue reading

Aquino in Casiguran, Time to consider relocation


INSPECTION. President Benigno Aquino III visits the town of Casiguran in typhoon-hit Aurora province. Photo from Sen. Sonny Angara’s Twitter account

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 22, 2015) — President Benigno Aquino III visited the typhoon-hit town of Casiguran in Aurora on Thursday, October 22, 4 days after Typhoon Lando (Koppu) made landfall in the province.

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Aquino urges public cooperation in NCR flood management plan

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FLOOD ALERT. Residents cross the flood water due to west monsoon rain in Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 28, 2015) — President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday, August 27, appealed for public cooperation in the implementation of his administration’s flood management master plan for Metro Manila which is envisioned to ease the perennial problem.

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NDRRMC sends relief to flooded Santa town in Ilocos Sur

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ISLAND BARANGAYS. Screenshot of Google maps

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 22, 2015) — The government’s disaster agency has asked the military to conduct reconnaissance flights and send troops to the coastal town of Santa in Ilocos Sur, following reports Typhoon Ineng has caused widespread flooding and made some of its island barangays inaccessible by boat.

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DPWH, MMDA working on flood control projects – Palace

HEAVY FLOODING. The rainy season is expected to bring heavy flooding in Metro Manila and surrounding areas. File photo by Rappler

MANILA, Philippines (June 21, 2015) — To prepare for the rainy season, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) are working on flood control and drainage improvement projects in Metro Manila, Malacañang said on Sunday, June 21.

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