913 residents missing, 72 bodies recovered and 435 survivors (most of them are away from their homes. Another tragic event in Philippine history. Time to take the environmental problems seriously. Time to upgrade disaster preparedness system. Time for Filipinos to unite once again. We are in the center of world news again, unfortunately not because of our achivements but because of a tragic event that could have been prevented if only we were more aware and informed of various environmental concerns in our country.
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