Typhoon Sendong

1709 Words Jul 29th, 2012 7 Pages
Thesis Statement: Typhoon Sendong destroyed many lives and brought destructions to Iligan City and Cagayan De Oro City.

1. Introduction

1. Typhoon is a Natural Phenomena

2. Importance of the Study

3. Natural Disaster

2. Factors That Caused The Flooding

1. Illegal Logging

2. Mining

3. Climate Change

4. Negligence of The Society

3. The Effects of the Typhoon

1. Loss of Homes and Lives

2. Traumatic Experiences

3. Devastation of Natural Resources

4.0 Conclusion


On the 17th day of December 2011, a tremendous typhoon struck on the southern part of the Philippines specifically, Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City. There was a great flood and brought great
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Its effects include deforestation, loss of diversity, and fuelling climate change. This creates social conflict with indigenous and local populations and leads to violence, crime and human rights abuses. According to Muhammad Prakosta (2007), “expecting or asking one country to combat illegal logging while at the same time, receiving or importing illegal logs does not support the efforts to combat these forest crimes . . . In fact, allowing the import and trade of illegal timber products could be considered as an act to assist or even to conduct forest crime.”


Irresponsible is one of the culprits behind the flash floods that killed more than a thousand people in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City. In a pastoral letter dated December 21, Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma said illegal logging and mining activities have caused the degradation of the environment and the situation of the river bed. “The continued hydraulic flush mining along Human River has likewise caused widespread flooding of the Canitoan – Iponan areas of the city.” he added.

Climate Change

The earth’s climate is dynamic and always changing through a natural cycle. What the world is more worried about is that the changes that are occurring today have been speeding up because of man’s activities. According to John Muir, “take a good course in water and air; and in the eternal youth of nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone;
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