Alfred Vargas takes typhoons, floods as sign to plant more trees

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Nature’s deadly pushback to mankind is a wake-up call for Alfred Vargas.

The actor now Quezon City congressman has beeen shaken up by Typhoon Ulysses and the massive flooding and deaths that ensued, taking it as a signal to drum up greater attention in combating climate change and better disaster response.

He found one simple but sure way to enrich nature.

“Ulysses, as well as the previous typhoons, should be seen as a wake up call for us to work for a viable and successful reforestation program and to protect our forest areas and watersheds from such extractive activities as illegal logging and quarrying,” the politiko said.

“In the end, the fundamental principle that our teachers taught us in grade school still stands: FORESTS PREVENT FLOODING. TREES SAVE LIVES.”