Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing 'slow-motion disaster'

Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing 'slow-motion disaster'

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 steady sinking of coastal towns and islets like Pariahan in the northern Philippines has caused M...
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