What can people possibly do to survive a disaster if they are not warned?
This Saturday, Ted will look into the calamities that hit the country and find out whether measures could have been taken to prevent the damages they caused?
According to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Philippines is one of the world’s most hazard-prone countries. For this reason the MGB devised a geo-hazard map to inform the public what areas in the country are too dangerous for habitation.
But even so, many have perished and several millions worth of properties have been destroyed in natural calamities over the years. In 2011, Typhoons Falcon, Bebeng, Pedring, Quiel and Sendong accounted for many of these deaths and damages, which many say could have been avoided had there been proper warning systems and disaster plans.
In his investigation, Ted learned from MGB that Sitio Wawa in San Rafael, Montalban, Rizal is in danger of falling prey to landslides. According to Nanay Neneng, a resident of the sitio for the past 25 years, neither she nor her neighbors had ever been warned of the possibility.
Is the government exerting enough effort to keep its citizens out of harm’s way during times of disaster? What measures can citizens take to be safe?
Find out as Ted probes into disasters and gathers information on preventive and safety measures for times of calamity on “Failon Ngayon,” Saturday (Jan 21), 4:30 p.m. on ABS-CBN.