October 17, 2013

The Visayas Quake: Why Natural Events Result to Tragedies?


With natural disasters occurring in the past days, months, and years; questions arise if these calamities could be projected, and what have the government could have done if they had projected it?

There were reports in the past that earthquake would affect different parts of the country, especially those along the fault line. But what happened? Why is the country not prepared?

The recent natural disaster that struck Bohol and Cebu in October 15, 2013 in the afternoon, that took more than 151 lives (and increasing), gave again another lesson. That is, the government should invest in the area of calamity science; geologist, volcanologist, astronomer, calamity forecaster machines and the likes. Natural disasters will continue to rob more lives if the budget that should be used for upgrading the calamity and weather forecasting system (and other infrastructures) will continue to be pocketed by the corrupt citizens.

Imagine if the country has the best forecasting system installed, those that were foreseen to be affected by the earthquake would have strengthened the structures of their buildings and properties; or evacuation plan would have been implemented earlier.

One of the reasons why natural things become tragedy is due to the fact that there are robbers of the wealth of nation.

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and Cebu and other parts of Visayas region that resulted to landslides, turned bridges, and collapsed buildings and old churches.


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