Can the annual floods from Marikina River be controlled?
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The recent torrential floods that devastated Pakistan is reminiscent of the 2009 onslaught of Ondoy that left thousands dead and billions of damaged properties. Then after, other threats from the overflow of rivers became almost a perennial nightmare of the residents, not only of nearby communities but of entire cities and municipalities that are gravely affected every time the typhoons and monsoon bring extraordinary volume of rains. The big question is, can we still possibly control the negative impact of such floods, particularly the one caused by the usual inundations of Marikina River?
Nepomuceno, A. (2022, September 13). Can the annual floods from Marikina River be controlled?. The Philippine Star, p. 13.
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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) National Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
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