In the news Mayor: CDO not warned about Sendong
Most typhoons from the warm pacific land first in the Bicol region. Yet we seldom hear of great loss of lives from this region when typhoons pass over. Maybe the high frequency of typhoons have made them well prepared and aware of the destruction.
The government executives of the Bicol region do not rely on the official weather pronouncements of the PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric and Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.! Instead they rely on the accessible Internet to obtain the most recent weather data. This is not a damnation of the PAGASA which does not enjoy the required support from the governement, but the local governmetn executives are just being practical!
Secretary Robredo should have his department hold educational seminars for LGU executives for he was once a mayor of a Bicol city.
Another region which do not depend much on the PAGASA is the Batanes region. Their houses with thick walls and small windows and climate awareness have virtually made the region virtually TYPHOON PROOF!
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