VOLUME 11 NUMBER 1 (January to June 2018)


Philipp. Sci. Lett. 2018 11 (1) 014-016
available online: March 27, 2018

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Ready for anything

by Luis Wilfrido Atienza

The Philippines is extremely prone to natural disasters. Roughly 20 typhoons enter the Philippine area of responsibility every year, and these can cause widespread damage and destruction. The most notable recent example is Typhoon Yolanda, which resulted in over 6,000 fatalities and cost billions of pesos in damages. Such havoc could have been reduced if more thorough and modern measures had been taken to prepare the affected areas for the storm.

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