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Legarda bats for better flood control as Auring barrels through VisMin

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Loren Legarda said local leaders should know better by now in terms of disaster and flood mitigation.

The ex-senator now Antique congresswoman said politikos should have long poured funds into flood control, which is always a problem whenever typhoons hit. It’s no secret that the Philippines is disaster-prone, so it’s on them to respond properly.

“Let us address the vulnerabilities of our communities by building long-term and effective programs. We have to invest in building more resilient communities and infrastructure,” Legarda said. “Our mindset should not only focus in relief, recovery and rehabilitation but, most importantly, we have to give equally stronger effort on disaster prevention and mitigation as we do not know when a natural hazard will strike again.”

Will they ever learn?