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UN report on flooding is misleading

By Anabelle E. Plantilla

To generally conclude that deforestation in the Philippines is not a cause of flooding is misleading. The plunder and ravage done to the country’s forests are already enough to make Filipinos suffer not only from floods, but also from food shortage, water scarcity and health problems.

A recent study conducted by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Indonesian-based Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has been quoted as saying that deforestation is not a cause of flooding.

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