I asked the DPWH, DENR, PAGASA and the academic community to sit down with the LGUs in Iloilo province on the recent floods brought about by the strong rains together with other experts.
For the first time in Iloilo City, areas which are not previously flooded experienced intense flooding. We should study the situation seriously so that we can prevent similar occurrences in the future. Projects of the DPWH in the future should be able to prevent the same to preclude damage to property and worst loss of lives.
On our part, we need to intensify our efforts for tree planting, conversion to RE, bigger drainage systems, more pumping stations, more cisterns, more rain water harvesting facilities and other measures.