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Metro Manila and Habagat: Preparedness for Natural Disasters


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Metro Manila and Habagat: Preparedness for Natural Disasters

The Floods have hit Metro Manila again with waters up to 1.5m high and slowly receding while the rest of the Metropolis is still under water.

There was a suggestion to have all the 17 Mayors of Metro Manila work together and think of the Metro’s problems. At this stage, it is crucial for each mayor to collaborate for a bigger solution, but that option is a hardly possible. The problem with Metro Manila mayors is that they are all petty politicians who are more interested in protecting their political interests and their friend than really solving problems of urban management.

Habagat Flooded Streets on Metro Manila

Habagat Flooded Streets on Metro Manila

The MMDA is largely toothless and relegated to handling traffic management but even at that, limited according to Continue reading

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