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August 7th, 2012
Nationwide Land-use Plan Can Prevent Floods in Central Luzon

Deputy Speaker and Quezon Rep. Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada has stressed the need for a nationwide land-use plan to solve perennial flooding in the country, including in at least six provinces in Central Luzon. Tañada of the administration’s Liberal Party (LP) said in a recent interview here that a land- use plan should be drafted and approved “on the national level” to drastically limit the effects of floods in prone areas, including at Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija and Tarlac. Strong and continuous rains since last week inundated at least 154 barangays in Pampanga’s 11 towns, said the Provincial Information Office (PIO) on Monday. Read More