Monday, January 12, 2009

Flashfloods

Barry Commoner's law which says: "There's no such thing as freelance" would flash into my mind everytime I hear natural calamities such as what is happening to Cagayan de Oro City after it was hit by a flashflood. I have relatives living there whom I know were also affected by this calamity.

While we cannot prevent the occurence of this kind of natural calamity but we could have minimized its impact it if we took care of our forests and mountains. Logging activities wantonly denuded our remaining forest. Without trees, rainwater would easily run off to the low-lying areas where it meet the poor city drainage system which in turn prevents the floodwater from flowing freely to the sea. Do you think we can address this one? If we can get our acts together and that graft and corruption in the bureacracy will end, maybe. Just maybe. But honestly my answer to this question is "I don't know."

1 comments:

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hi fernando,

bitaw, midagan dayon ko dri kay naka basa-kita ko sa news dha sa davao, nga ga-flood,
grabe ang mga pics, akong nakita gyd, kalooy sa mga kaigsoonan nato, nga nawad-an sa ilang mga panimalay.

Pray na lang ta tanan..........Peace

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