Recently last March 17, 2011 another landslide hit this seemingly landslide favorite province of Mother Nature of the Philippines – Leyte Philippines.
The recent landslide happens at Tacloban city trigger by successive rains. Fortunately there are only few fatalities but this seemingly endless landslide problem of Leyte is not yet given a solution that will make the episodic landslide activities a full rest on peace. Large landslides on Leyte Philippines that have happened in the past that cause large number of fatalities and damage on Leyte’s agriculture such as the Ormoc Leyte tragedy and the February 2006 St.Bernard Guinsaugon village Leyte mudslide disaster and other minor landslides and mudslides that erases one localities on Leyte seems not enough to wake up the local government of Leyte of what to do with it effectively to abort another forthcoming landslides in the future in their province. They don’t yet seem to have come up an effective solution to end all this unpleasant sliding, but why?
Leyte Philippines as we all know it is an island that has coastlines and its terrain is mountainous which contribute perhaps to all these landsliding problems either cause by a super typhoon or a strong earthquake that triggers the sliding effect.