A Japanese-funded bridge project of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) at the boundary of Dingalan, Aurora, and General Nakar, Quezon, poses more harm than good to farmers and indigenous peoples in those provinces, two nongovernment organizations said.
By DJ Yap
It’s “dam if you do, dam if you don’t.” The extreme weather has put dam operators in a bind. If they release too much water, communities downstream would be inundated; if too little, the dams may break.
By Mar S. Arguelles
Albay received P450 million in grants from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) for six permanent evacuation centers in the towns of Manito, Sto. Domingo, Oas, Polangui, Libon and this city that would house people displaced by disasters in the province, a top disaster relief official said.