Noynoy's Tardy Disaster Preparedness

Asia’s cities risk disaster unless they devote resources into protecting cities across the region that are increasingly vulnerable to the impact of natural calamities, the Asian Development Bank is warning in a report this week. And probably there is no place in Asia as vulnerable as the ADB’s own home city of Manila, where two devastating typhoons, Ondoy and Peping, put vast areas under water in 2009. The city is about as susceptible to another round of cataclysmic storms as it was then. The country is typically hit by as many as 20 major tropical storms per year as well as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

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