Phivolcs: 7.2 earthquake may isolate Metro Manila

There are 15 comments on the ABS-CBN News story from Jun 16, 2014, titled Phivolcs: 7.2 earthquake may isolate Metro Manila. In it, ABS-CBN News reports that:

Metro Manila and nearby provinces may be isolated due to collapsed roads and buildings if a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits the National Capital Region, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology warned yesterday.

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I_am_Belisarius

Quezon, Philippines

#1 Jun 16, 2014
that happens if you don't have enough roads and bridges. metro manila is bounded by a big valley to the east (marikina), and the manila bay to the west. access to the rest of luzon is northwards, where you only have one super-highway, and to the south (same thing.)

at least there are two air ports, several harbors in the bay, and a navigable river, all inside the city. those will at least allow some access.
amc

Quezon City, Philippines

#2 Jun 17, 2014
the begging is all in place in advance now. the blame will come later. let the show begin.
I_am_Belisarius

Quezon, Philippines

#3 Jun 17, 2014
begging for what? are you sure you're in the right thread? the topic requires a college degree at the least.

Since: Apr 09

Makati, Philippines

#4 Jun 17, 2014
I_am_Belisarius wrote:
begging for what? are you sure you're in the right thread? the topic requires a college degree at the least.
Why don't you tell the civil defense program for Manila in case of an earth quake. Is it any better than the civil defense plan for typhoons? LOL!!!!
I_am_Belisarius

Quezon, Philippines

#5 Jun 17, 2014
last time i checked, the NDRRMC is still formulating a 5-year road map. but allied agencies like the phivolcs, pagasa, DILG, DPWH, etc. have always had existing plans for all types of calamities in the metro. failures often come at the municipal government level, best exemplified by typhoon ondoy in 2009. but the national government agencies were not without obvious weaknesses as well.

Since: Apr 09

Makati, Philippines

#6 Jun 17, 2014
I_am_Belisarius wrote:
last time i checked, the NDRRMC is still formulating a 5-year road map. but allied agencies like the phivolcs, pagasa, DILG, DPWH, etc. have always had existing plans for all types of calamities in the metro. failures often come at the municipal government level, best exemplified by typhoon ondoy in 2009. but the national government agencies were not without obvious weaknesses as well.
Yes I know been hearing that for decades the old we are developing plans to be ready but it never happens. The massive flooding we had in our area last year people were screaming to dredge the rivers. Years of silt had made them all shallow and easier to flood but guess what. No dredging this past year and right now its pouring rain like last year.

Manila and floods? Expect the same this year. People still throw their garbage in the waterways clogging the drainage systems. Like always the worse and most disgustingly lazy part of Filipinos is there is garbage pickup once a week but they would rather do the worse and most lazy thing there is, just throw the garbage in the river.
I_am_Belisarius

Quezon, Philippines

#7 Jun 17, 2014
maybe it's not the clogged waterways that cause flooding but the general topography. there are areas in the metro that flood with the tides, you know. in those places, it's not about people dumping trash. the place is a natural trash site (read: SWAMPY AREA.)

Since: Apr 09

San Pedro, Philippines

#8 Jun 17, 2014
I_am_Belisarius wrote:
maybe it's not the clogged waterways that cause flooding but the general topography. there are areas in the metro that flood with the tides, you know. in those places, it's not about people dumping trash. the place is a natural trash site (read: SWAMPY AREA.)
Its the clogged waterways. Every year the same thing after a flood news covers the mountains of garbage clogging the drainage system.
I_am_Belisarius

Quezon, Philippines

#9 Jun 18, 2014
malabon doesn't have much of a trash problem. but it floods easily. see the level of the water along the canals that empty straight into the bay? it's less than a meter below road level. and if clogged waterways is your focus, just remember 30% of metro manila's population are informal settlers, many of whom live along easements to rivers, man-made spillways, even suspended under concrete bridges. they dump things straight into the water (you would too if you were living like that.) the metro has a population nearly twice what was planned. waste disposal facilites are so strained sanitation engineers have to revise plans every year.

garbage collectors collect more garbage (sorted and unsorted) than they reckon legitimate home owners and business establishments generate. those are processed in existing land fills. so you know where your clogging garbage is coming from.
I_am_Belisarius

Quezon, Philippines

#11 Jun 18, 2014
the agricultural sector is shrinking. if you keep the jobless planters and harvesters out of metro manila, you're going to have a monster NPA problem in your main rice producing areas.

Since: Apr 09

Makati, Philippines

#12 Jun 18, 2014
I_am_Belisarius wrote:
malabon doesn't have much of a trash problem. but it floods easily. see the level of the water along the canals that empty straight into the bay? it's less than a meter below road level. and if clogged waterways is your focus, just remember 30% of metro manila's population are informal settlers, many of whom live along easements to rivers, man-made spillways, even suspended under concrete bridges. they dump things straight into the water (you would too if you were living like that.) the metro has a population nearly twice what was planned. waste disposal facilites are so strained sanitation engineers have to revise plans every year.
garbage collectors collect more garbage (sorted and unsorted) than they reckon legitimate home owners and business establishments generate. those are processed in existing land fills. so you know where your clogging garbage is coming from.
Thats a load load shite dude. Filipinos from every economic class in all parts of Manila throw their trash everywhere so don't blame it on the squatters. I see it everyday people throwing garbage from their cars, jeeps. I watch them walk right up to a trash can but open the lid just set it on the ground.

You know this so don't play dumb. People like you are the worse.

Since: Apr 09

Makati, Philippines

#15 Jun 18, 2014
The Awakener wrote:
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This is true, unfortunately. It seems that the Philippine government is not implementing educational tips on what garbage does to the environment - implementing the law in properly dispose trash in bins is what needs to be stressed.
Ive stated this many times. On my old street the threw all their garbage in the empty lot across the road from me even though trash pickup was every wed. So I put 2 large green garbage bins in front of the houses of the worse offenders only to watch them walk up 2 feet from the bins and throw garbage over the bins into the empty lot.

Cant battle, teach or instruct people that are determined to do things all the wrong way which is most of the country.
amc

San Juan, Philippines

#16 Jun 18, 2014
why is it the answer is always education education education? its hilarious and to the point of ludicrous.

if the fils is a rising industrialized nation with diminishing farmlands then australia is a 4th world dust bowl.

its just not the reality.
amc

San Juan, Philippines

#17 Jun 18, 2014
I_am_Belisarius wrote:
begging for what? are you sure you're in the right thread? the topic requires a college degree at the least.
try to keep up professor
I_am_Belisarius

Quezon, Philippines

#19 Jun 18, 2014
Don the American wrote:
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Thats a load load shite dude. Filipinos from every economic class in all parts of Manila throw their trash everywhere so don't blame it on the squatters. I see it everyday people throwing garbage from their cars, jeeps. I watch them walk right up to a trash can but open the lid just set it on the ground.
You know this so don't play dumb. People like you are the worse.
may be true to a very small extent. i already told you that garbage trucks collect from homes and business establishments far beyond their capacity. so your claim is far from being 100% correct. and no, i find i never have to play dumb, especially on the internet.

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