Flooding in PH

June 23, 2022 People's Tonight 260 views

THE government, through concerned offices and agencies, has been trying to stop the improper disposal of wastes in various parts of the Philippines, including Metro Manila (MM).

Every year, national and local government authorities have been pouring billions of pesos into various projects and programs aimed at addresing the country’s flooding problems.

Despite this, many Filipinos are really hard-headed and indifferent, particularly those living near esteros, creeks, rivers, streams, drainage canals and other waterways.

“Talagang ang titigas ng ulo ng iba nating kababayan. Kapag walang nakatingin ay tuloy ang pagtapon nila ng mga basura kung saan-saan,” lamented an irate housewife.

“Ang masakit ay pati mga naglalakihang plastik ay itinatapon sa mga daanan ng tubig,” said the housewife who lives, together with her family, near a stinking dumpsite.

Aware of the problem, the incoming administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. is seen to hit hard at those who persist on illegally disposing their wastes. Everybody agrees that MM, the nation’s premier region, and other low-lying areas across the country easily get flooded during the rainy season due to clogged waterways.

“Pagkatapos ng isang ‘brief but very strong rain’ ay agad na umaapaw ang mga daluyan ng tubig dahil barado nga ang mga ito,” according to a government street sweeper.

With the help of his army of well-meaning and trusted lieutenants, President-elect Marcos is expected to demonstrate a capacity to uphold public interest at all times.

Na dapat lang!