Philippines Bracing for the Worst in Drought

New York Times: A drought in the Philippines has destroyed millions of dollars worth of crops, reduced the country`s water supply and is threatening widespread blackouts as power companies contend with low water levels in hydroelectric dams, officials said Friday. "It is such a difficult situation because we have just survived the typhoons in October that destroyed 1.5 million metric tons of rice and countless basic infrastructure," Joel Rudinas, an under secretary at the Department of Agriculture, ......

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