[ap-intact] INFO: Philippine gov't corruption heightens disaster risk, says analyst

The Philippines is more at risk from natural hazards not only due to its geography, but [also] to high levels of corruption and poverty, an environmental analyst said. Citing the Natural Hazards Risk Atlas, James Allan, head of environment at global risk analytics company Verisk Maplecroft, said political and economic factors make the country more vulnerable to effects of cyclones, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, storm surges, volcanoes and landslides.

Read the story by Camille Diola, in Philippine Star. http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2015/03/06/1430688/uk-analyst-philippine-govt-corruption-heightens-disaster-risk

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