Metro Manila is sinking — geologist
KIMBERLY JANE TAN, GMA NEWS August 16, 2012 4:07pm
A geologist and University of the Philippines professor revealed during a Senate hearing on climate change that Metro Manila is gradually and noticeably sinking.
"Lumulubog ang lupa sa Malabon at hindi lang Malabon. Actually the entire Metro Manila is sinking...not slowly. It's sinking at several centimeters per year," said Dr. Fernando Siringan of the UP Marine Science Institute at Thursday's climate change committee hearing on the state of disaster and climate risks in the country.
He said that in Malabon, some areas have been sinking by 10 centimeters a year and others by as much as one meter in four years.
He said that the subsidence is easily noticeable, as several places that used to be flood-free now experience flooding.