Officials continue granting logging companies licences despite two-year moratorium.
When a tropical storm struck the south of the Philippines in December, killing more than 1,000 people, illegal logging was blamed for making the damage much worse.
More than a month later, the logging ban is still being ignored. This, combined with rapid urbanisation and a lack of preparedness, are contributing to what some in the country are calling “a modern-day-natural calamity”.
Marga Ortigas reports from the flood-hit Mindanao region.