“Panahon Na” (It’s Time)

Program: Cheche Lazaro Presents (Episode 20)
Presented by: Unlimited Productions, Inc. and ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Aired on: January 12, 2014 (ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best)

VIDEO LINK: http://www.probetv.com/2014/04/clp-20-panahon-na/

When typhoon Ondoy inundated Metro Manila and neighboring provinces, people were caught off-guard by what officials called a “storm in a hundred years.” But within a span of a week, typhoon Pepeng lashed at the northern part of Luzon. The succeeding extreme weather events, not to mention flood-inducing monsoons, just became more intense – Sendong in 2011, Pablo in 2012, and Yolanda, the most severe typhoon to hit our shores, just last November.

Experts and scientists warn of more apocalyptic disasters like Yolanda because of climate change, and the Philippines is more likely to experience the wrath of Mother Earth than any other country in the world.

For its initial offering in 2014, Cheche Lazaro Presents puts the spotlight on the Philippines, the third most vulnerable country to climate change, and the dangers Filipinos face in their individual communities.

In a two-hour documentary, scientists, experts and disaster-reduction managers identify, assess, and explain the vulnerabilities of various areas in the country. They discuss what Filipinos can do to prepare and mitigate the consequences of climate change.

Broadcast journalist Cheche Lazaro takes the issue of climate change to the level of the barangay. She tackles the signs of impending disaster that every citizen must take notice of and provides a list of tips to save as much life, limb, and property.

A must-know for every Filipino, “PANAHON NA” is a pro-active documentary that goes beyond the familiar stories of survival and the world-renown Filipino resiliency during calamitous times. It is about a hard reality that many Filipinos have known through experience, which could have been mitigated, if not averted.

Catch “PANAHON NA” and learn how we can prevent every calamity to become a disaster.


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