What have we done since Ondoy?
By Gemma Bagayaua Mendoza
When Ondoy struck and engulfed large portions of Metro Manila in September 2009, I had to resurrect points I raised in a story I wrote for Newsbreak Magazine back in 2002.
I didn’t realize I would be repeating the points I raised in those stories again, so soon.
The first story was prompted by floods that visited Metro Manila in August 2002 — a decade ago. When I started researching for that first story, I thought the research would reveal a pattern of corruption in the flood control projects.