Why are dams located near thickly populated areas ( Norzagaray, Angat, San Rafael, Bustos, Baliuag, Pulilan and Plaridel and Calumpit in Bulacan; San Manuel, San Nicolas, Tayug, Asingan, Sta. Maria, Villasis, Rosales, Alcala, Bayambang and Bautista in Pangasinan)? Then, when the dam owners have to release the waters to prepare for a storm and inundate entire villages, the local residents are blamed for getting drowned. The children and old folks who get killed from the rampaging waters get blamed for dying.
Because the dam owners had already released 3-5 days’ notice – they are justified. As long as they release whatever kind of notices, they are “legally” covered under “protocols”. “We will flood your entire barangay whether or not you are there because we already gave notices.”
Does that even make sense to anyone?
And typhoon season is known to everybody – why can’t the release of thousands of tons of water be calibrated? Throughout the year, or over several months before the rains. Why are those waters released all of a sudden in one day such that the sheer force of the raging waters causes an apocalypse in the locality?
Why does drowning people make sense just because formalities of notices were made?