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Poverty Contributed to Philippine Disasters

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Provinces and regions of the Philippines
Provinces and regions of the Philippines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Due to the powerful effects of social media, media propaganda cannot anymore cover the widespread poverty in the Philippines. As you travel around, just look beyond street walls, under the bridges and hidden dwellings. This can just be a short walk from where you are. If robbery or other crimes are rampant in one area, this can only mean that many poor and desperate people are living there. This can be clearly seen through calamity aftermath. Know the reasons why Philippines is a disaster prone country:

5 Reasons the Philippines Is So Disaster Prone

By: Dan Vergano

The unofficial death toll for Super Typhoon Haiyan is expected to exceed 10,000 people in the Philippines, but the country is no stranger to catastrophic natural disasters.

From earthquakes to volcanic eruptions to previous super typhoons, death tolls following cataclysmic events in the Philippines tend to be high. Here are 5 reasons why: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11/131111-philippines-dangers-haiyan-yolanda-death-toll-rises/

 

If there’s no substantial remedies in empowering people who don’t know any better in terms of livelihood, it’s just a matter of time that those who have nothing will loot those who have. Yes, Filipinos are very strong when it comes to trials but this strength can also work against us when we are already competing for the needed resources. It is a must to work not just to eat in a daily basis but to gain financial stability in life!

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The Planners and Decission Makers after a Disaster


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By: Elena Grace Flores

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US Navy 080627-N-0640K-578 Service members assigned to the Philippine Army load an SH-60 Seahawk assigned to the (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Philippines is now becoming a calamity-prone country – after series of devastation just happened recently. For sure, like any other governments, the Philippine government also has a comprehensive plan like this one from the United Kingdom for disaster response:

Emergency planning and preparedness: exercises and training

By: www.gov.uk

The government aims to ensure all organisations are fully prepared for all types of emergencies.

Integral to that is the practising and testing of all the elements of emergency plans. This guide outlines what we mean by exercising, describes different types of exercise, and outlines the exercising which takes place at all levels of government. https://www.gov.uk/emergency-planning-and-preparedness-exercises-and-training



Based on the performance of the government after super typhoon Yolanda, all government agencies are working hard to the brink of breaking down – but the efforts were not felt by many. Why? The devastation was just too much to handle without proper equipment, manpower and strategy. The actions done did not come from an intelligent panel of planners – because they move without thinking in tackling the disaster aftermath. Lots of donations arrive but they are easily hindered by obstructions because they do not have powerful vehicles. Time is of the essence and further delay means lost of lives! Can this be tolerated by Filipinos?


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How to Prepare for the Strong Typhoon?


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By: Elena Grace Flores

Bohol - Chocolate Hills
Bohol – Chocolate Hills (Photo credit: Erick ))

Due to to recent disasters that the Philippines went through like the earthquake of Bohol and Cebu, the government sector in charge of calamity preparedness already made their plans known for the expected coming of typhoon Yolanda to the Eastern Visayas region. Read this news in full:

Bicol, Eastern Visayas to prepare for possible super typhoon

By: AMANDA FERNANDEZ

Disaster preparednessofficials in the Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions are now preparing for the possible super typhoon that could hit several provinces in their areas on Thursday. In a phone interview with GMA News Online on Tuesday, Jessan Adornado, Bicol’s Office of Civil Defense’s public information officer, http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/334046/news/regions/bicol-eastern-visayas-to-prepare-for-possible-super-typhoon



Immediate evacuation is needed for landslide-prone areas above all. I hope this time, people will see the advantage of preparing for the worst things to happen – rather than just wait and see. Remember that even if you are ready to go, the ones left behind will not have peace of mind knowing that someone, few or many were buried alive.


 

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