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Cautionary signal

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Don’t be lulled just yet by the downgrading of El Niño by the Department of Science and Technology. The peak is just ahead. Beefed-up sustained response for rougher threats in the years to come is more urgent than ever.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Life-saving warning

That CNN resident meteorologist Mari Ramos quoted its findings in the course of reporting on the passage of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name “Rammasun”) indicates that Project Noah (noah.dost.gov.ph) has become an invaluable resource. Here is an initiative that deserves all support and funding, providing as it does vital information intended to minimize the damage caused by natural disasters such as the typhoons that regularly visit the Philippines.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Antifragile,’ not just resilient

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The good news is that Albay province, which has chronically stood on the path of countless devastating typhoons, registered zero casualty after Typhoon “Glenda.” The bad news is that in adjacent Quezon, Batangas, Laguna, and Cavite, 54 people lay dead in the wake of this killer typhoon, the great majority of them pinned inside their concrete homes by fallen trees and collapsing walls.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Much better, but . . .

In the wake of Typhoon “Glenda,” the numbers are in, and they seem, well, in a sense, encouraging: 40 dead compared to 200 when Typhoon “Milenyo”—a storm of comparable strength—struck in 2006; zero deaths and zero major injuries in the City of Manila; likewise with Albay, which bore the brunt of the storm but reported zero casualties; and more than 400,000 people evacuated to higher grounds both in Metro Manila and in the provinces, with most residents cooperating fully this time and not taking lightly the government warnings to remove themselves from the path of disaster.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Night rains

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Many of us lie awake these nights listening to the rain race across the city, wave after wave. We may be grateful for the dry homes we have. We may feel the hostility of the wind and rain and think of the poor people trying to get through the night in kariton hauled up on the sidewalks, or the people sleeping in doorways, allowed to do so by the security guards out of simple compassion, or the people in the shanties of the slums where mothers gather the children as close to them as possible to keep them dry and comforted.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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