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Bagamanoc's Location

Whenever, I go to Bagamanoc town to buy some fresh fish at the coastline, I never failed to notice the damaged concrete structures nearby, which according to locals were one time residential houses.

Bagamanoc Catanduanes

At the ground level, it is very hard to imagine the extent of the damaged done by the rising sea level and the location's vulnerabilities.

Map rotated at northeast angle.

Perhaps these pictures would give a better perspective for our local leaders, policy makers and as well as ordinary people like us, that indeed there is reason to be alarmed and to take appropriate action.

Second picture, is a bird's eye view at northeast angle. This point is where the northeast moonson originates that batters northeastern municipalities during the last and first quarter of the year.

Map viewed at Pacific Ocean

The last picture was taken at the east angle of the island.

Note the entry points for Pacific swell during typhoons and tsunami in case the epicenter is located at the northeastern or eastern seaboard.

Given this scenario, I think our town planners and policy makers should not rely on fatalism when making decisions that would endanger lives, properties and environment in the future.

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