‘Ondoy’ spurred new laws but passivity still the norm

‘Ondoy’ spurred new laws but passivity still the norm

Written by: Jhesset O. Enano, Philippine Daily Inquirer

(Second of three parts)

Sept. 26, 2009, seemed an ordinary Saturday in Marikina City.

Around 11 a.m., Jackeline Parilla, three months pregnant, briefly noted the floodwaters outside her home in Barangay Industrial Valley Complex, a stone’s throw away from Marikina River. But within minutes the waters rose and spilled into her home and others nearby, and reached the level of her waist.

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‘Ondoy’ victims still need counseling 10 years later

‘Ondoy’ victims still need counseling 10 years later

Written by: Matthew Reysio-Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Exactly 10 years after Tropical Storm “Ondoy” (international name: Ketsana) ravaged Marikina City, survivors gathered at the banks of the Marikina River, where they lit candles to commemorate a day that at once felt far away but not far enough.

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Marikeños in guarded triumph 10 years after tragedy from Ondoy

Marikeños in guarded triumph 10 years after tragedy from Ondoy

Written by: Dennis D. Estopace and Cai U. Ordinario, Business Mirror

ONE name unites Filipinos in Metro Manila in a common experience and memory of tragedy and triumph: Ondoy.

For those especially in Marikina, it all centers ironically with water, especially that flowing on the 9.74-kilometer Marikina River.

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