Saturday, September 30, 2006

Killer Bs Must Go

Ilongga Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago is urging Metro Manila mayors to file damage suits against the owners of billboards that fell and killed people as Typhoon “Milenyo” battered Metro Manila last Thursday. Moreover, the senator said that under Article 701 of the Civil Code, mayors could order their city engineers to tear down billboards without judicial proceedings. “Under the Civil Code, these giant billboards are a nuisance because they injure and endanger the safety of others, offend the senses, and obstruct the free passage of public streets and highways,” she said (read more here).

Meanwhile, another storm is approaching the country according to Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz, chair of the National Disaster Coordinating Council. Weather bureau officials said the tropical depression, called Neneng, was about 2,000 km east of the Visayas and expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Sunday (read more here). On a more positive note, Health Secretary Francisco Duque claimed that Typhoon Milenyo helped wipe out dengue by sweeping away the breeding grounds of mosquitoes (read here).


mong said...

i support the regulation of commercial billboards, and the outright banning of political billboards, yung mga sinasabit ng mga pulitiko sa mga poste at wires na bumabati ng merry xmas, happy fiesta, etc.

Iloilo City Boy said...

Excellent idea Mong!