Effects of Typhoon Sendong in Cagayan de Oro Essay
I. Objective To properly account for the value lost to Sendong as well as the costs in relation to the reparation of the damage brought about by the event itself. …show more content…
The local PAGASA station was also placed in the hot seat as they were bombarded with criticisms of not having done their job properly as they were not able to deliver the warnings ahead of time. They were quickly defended by Benito Ramos (executive director of NDRRMC) reasoning that they have worked hand in hand with Pagasa, disseminating information over the matter since the 14th of December. This was confirmed by Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Undersecretary Manuel L. Quezon III. Ramos further reported a problem with the alert systems in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan since they were not used. This was because the alert systems were designed to be used only on signal number 3 or above situations. Ramos also admitted the failure of NDRRMC to utilize its SMS warning system so as to warn the public through the use of text messaging.
City administrator and disaster incident commander, Grecilda Joson, admitted the City Hall did receive advisories and recommendations of MGB-10 (The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’