While browsing Facebook on Monday, I saw the Paliwan Bridge in Bugasong, Antique had collapsed. Its approaches were washed away so the bridge is now in the middle of a river- a scene that brings back childhood memories of my dangerous and arduous journey through raging rivers during the rainy season.
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Text and photos by ELIZABETH LOLARGA IF Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay, executive director of the Nationwide Operational Assessments of Hazards (NOAH), had his way, politics would be outlawed in disaster work. Speaking at the University of the Philippines Alumni Association’s “Kapihan ng Bayan sa UP,” he said local officials and their communities must […]