Date: Monday, 23-January-2012, 3:40 AM | Message # 1
-- dragon lord--
When a tropical storm struck the south of the Philippines in December, killing more than 1,000 people, illegal logging was blamed for making the damage much worse.
More than a month later, the logging ban is still being ignored. This, combined with rapid urbanisation and a lack of preparedness, are contributing to what some in the country are calling "a modern-day-natural calamity".
Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from the flood-hit Mindanao region.