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.
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.
Ten years after Tropical Storn Ondoy inundated Marikina City and parts of Metro Manila after strong rains, folks gathered on Thursday to plant trees and participate in a forum on disaster preparedness. advertisement