Cheche Lazaro looks into the Philippines' vulnerability to climate change

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, January 11, 2014

Broadcast journalist Cheche Lazaro probes the vulnerability of the Philippines to climate change and natural disasters in “Cheche Lazaro Presents: Panahon Na” this Sunday (January 12).

When typhoon Ondoy flooded Metro Manila and neighboring provinces in 2009, people were caught off-guard by what officials called a 'storm in a hundred years.' But within a span of a week, typhoon Pepeng lashed at the northern part of Luzon. The succeeding extreme weather events, not to mention flood-inducing monsoons, just became more intense – Sendong in 2011, Pablo in 2012, and the world’s strongest tropical storm Yolanda just last November.

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PRESS RELEASE FROM ABS-CBN:
Broadcast journalist Cheche Lazaro probes the vulnerability of the Philippines to climate change and natural disasters in “Cheche Lazaro Presents: Panahon Na” this Sunday (January 12).

When typhoon Ondoy flooded Metro Manila and neighboring provinces in 2009, people were caught off-guard by what officials called a 'storm in a hundred years.' But within a span of a week, typhoon Pepeng lashed at the northern part of Luzon. The succeeding extreme weather events, not to mention flood-inducing monsoons, just became more intense – Sendong in 2011, Pablo in 2012, and the world’s strongest tropical storm Yolanda just last November.

Because of climate change, weather experts and scientists warn of more apocalyptic disasters that will hit the country similar to typhoon Yolanda. They also claim that the Philippines, the third most vulnerable country to climate change, is more likely to experience the wrath of Mother Earth than any other country in the world.

Cheche interviews scientists, experts, and disaster-reduction managers in the two-hour documentary to identify, assess, and explain the vulnerabilities of various areas in the country. They also discuss what Filipinos can do to prepare and lessen the consequences of climate change.

Don’t miss the initial offering of “Cheche Lazaro Presents” in 2014 this Sunday (January 12), after “Gandang Gabi Vice” on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best.

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