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The Iligan Brief

Subject: CASE BRIEFING ON THE POSSIBLE SUIT AGAINST LGUs FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RECKLESSNESS

I. THE ANTECEDENT FACTS

1. On December 13, 2011, Tuesday, PAG-ASA notified its media partners of tropical cyclone formed near Guam, which was still too far to affect the Philippines.

2. On December 14, 2011, Wednesday, PAG-ASA forecasted that a tropical depression over the Pacific was expected to enter to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by December 15 Thursday morning. It warns that it will affect Visayas and Mindanao. It warned to take all precautionary measures.

3. On December 15, Thursday, PAG-ASA issued the following advisories:

2:00 A.M.: The tropical depression was at 1,100 km east of Mindanao with maximum winds of 55kph.
10:00 A.M. : Weather Bulletin No.1 – the tropical depression has entered the PAR and was named “SENDONG.”
11:00 A.M.: Severe Weather Bulletin No. 1 – 840 km Eaast Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (Expected to be 300 km East Southeast of Surigao City…