As we commemorate Ondoy’s 2nd year anniversary, we boast the lessons learned from the disastrous event. Pedring comes sweeping almost all of Luzon like an unannounced but anticipated post test we students dread. And perhaps an unconventional promoter?
We know Pedring (international name: Nesa or Nesat) is the 16th typhoon to visit the Philippines. It has winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA).
According to reports we can read all over the web and hear all over the news, typhoon Pedring has caused substantial damages, particularly in Luzon regions. Several areas have lost power supply, some roads barricaded by landslides and flooding, falling trees, ruined plantations, missing residents and some casualties.
It’s just right that we send our sentiments and whatever help we can to the many displaced, injured, hungered and even killed by the storm.
Meanwhile, in Mindanao:
Oh, look! Basically, we’ll be having sunny to cloudy weather with chances of rain. Yes, Mindanao is still part of the Philippines. It’s the second-largest and the most southerly island, with a very different feel from the rest of our country. You can even say it’s even almost otherworldly.
Often dubbed as Ang Lupa ng Pangako (The Land of Promise ), Mindanao comfortably sits in the southernmost region of our country. Being in the heart of the Asia-Pacific region, we can say Mindanao has become a “gateway to opportunity” for Philippine and international investors eyeing opportunities in agribusiness, industry, and tourism.
Where else is there to go? The Philippines is amazingly beautiful but Pedring is but 1 of 25 typhoons expected to visit annually. Look here! Mindanao is waiting with open arms!
Seriously, we don’t have to put up with bad weather.
- Ondoy: A look back on an Unforgettable Wake Up Call (kalongkong.wordpress.com)
- Typhoon Nesat slams Philippines (edition.cnn.com)
- Is Typhoon Pedring the new Typhoon Ondoy? (thedoctorisinthebathroom.wordpress.com)
- The Mindanao Magazine (Mindanao.com)
- Mindanao: The Land of Promise (thelandofpromise.com)
- Mindanao Bloggers (mindanaobloggers.com)