Solon: Create body to protect Sierra Madre, prevent floods

MANILA, Philippines — After the severe flooding that submerged parts of Luzon due to recent typhoons, Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles has reiterated his call to create a government body that will oversee, manage, and care for the 500-kilometer-long Sierra Madre Mountain Range to help protect the biodiverse area’s forest cover and prevent flooding in areas in Luzon.

In a statement, Nograles said flooding in Metro Manila all the way to towns in Cagayan Valley “emphasize the importance of taking concrete steps to care for the Sierra Madre Mountain Region.”

“Malaki talaga ang impact nito (This has a huge impact). The increased frequency and severity of flooding in areas close …

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