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  • Standpoint

    Lessons Learned

    It was the high-level of public awareness that spare the lives of many people from destruction brought by Super Typhoon Juan. Good to know that we now learned our lessons, especially from the experience of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng. Considering “Juan” is the strongest typhoon in the world, so far, it only caused at least 13 fatalities, which is really beyond our control. The province of Isabela, the entry point of ‘Juan’ to the Philippines, bore the brunt of the devastation from the typhoon and had half of the recorded fatalities. Hopefully, prices of rice and crops will not swell since Isabela is the country’s second top rice-producing province. It…