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Philippine towns are sinking, even the dead are drowning

When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, reaching it requires a swim.The main culprit is catastrophic subsidence caused by groundwater being pumped out from below, often via unregulated wells for homes, factories, and farms catering to a booming population and growing economy.The steady sinking of coastal towns and islets like Pariahan in the northern Philippines has caused Manila Bay’s brackish water to pour inland and…... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Philippine towns are sinking, even the dead are drowning, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Philippine towns are sinking, even the dead are drowning

 

 

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Published By: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Monday, 20 May

 

 

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