Reducing vulnerability and improved land management needed with increasing heavy rainfall in Mindanao Island, southern Philippines

From the 28th of January, the Mindanao Island which is among the most populous regions in the Philippines was hit by heavy rainfall caused by a trough of a low pressure area associated with the Northeast Monsoon causing widespread flooding in various regions along with other-related impacts including, landslides, damage to infrastructure and agricultural land and power outages, before finally dissipating on the 3rd of February.