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Typhoons Plus Dams

What if there is a forthcoming super typhoon, what will you choose to save, the dams or the people?

In the Philippines, they choose to save the five dams (and now they become six dams) instead the people that will be affected by the release of waters from the five dams when the super typhoons will hit. How precious are the dams than the people that will be greatly affected by the great volume of water together with the water brought by the super typhoons? Is the Philippine government choose the lesser evil for their people, that is let the people in affected province be killed than the dams be shattered and will create great catastrophe? Or as the news said, it is just brought by poor coordination or lack of communication of people involved on national disaster committee of the Philippines which create the massive flooding on the province of Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, and other affected provinces on great proportion, as the people on the affected provinces said that of all their lifetime living on their respective province though super typhoons come and go, only this time, this massive flooding happens on their province.

Thus, it only proves that the massive flooding was indeed caused largely by the release of great volumes of waters from the five dams and not merely by the two typhoons, Pedring and Quiel. However, the committee on the disaster reduction and management excuses their mistake in coordinating to the dam administrators quickly why there is a massive great flooding on the Luzon provinces of the Philippines to “climate change” instead of claiming and admitting their own error or mistake. For only fools will think that the great volume of water from the five dams will not affect the volume of water which the typhoon Pedring will brought on land masses on the Philippines especially on the regions where they will pour the waters from the dams.

The five dams(now six dams) that helps the super typhoon Pedring and not exactly super typhoon Quiel are Angat Dam, Ambuklao Dam, Binga Dam, Ipo Dam and the Magat Dam which are located on the Luzon region of the Philippines, thus the Luzon part of the Philippines or the Luzon provinces of the Philippines are the ones greatly devastated by the release of great volumes of waters from the said five dams that helps the super typhoon Pedring which is headed on the Luzon part of the Philippines to create more havoc and disasters and damages to the Luzon people of the Philippines. By the way, the other dam which release also waters at the forthcoming of the typhoon Quiel is the San Roque Dam.

Therefore Typhoons Plus Dams Equals Great Disaster.

Pinas Top News # 7

From June 20 To June 26

1. Falcon Blast. Like a falcon that spreads its wings and rule the sky, so also this typhoon falcon. This latest Philippine storm for the week rules the Philippine skies and spread rains across the Philippines and causes floods; but just like a weekly typhoon that is sweeping the Philippines that has only one week lives, so also falcon flew away after a week of blasting the streets in the Philippines with floods.

Typhoon Falcon

Typhoon Falcon


2. PNoy versus GMA and Vice-versa. Not only PNoy himself and GMA herself were involved on somewhat endless political mudslinging activities but also their respective allies and supporters calling one another “retarded”(AbNoy[PNoytard]/GMAtard) and sarcastically saying “Look who is talking?” which is already annoying and of course divisive on the Philippines solidarity as a nation.

But who started this divisive and mudslinging acts and made Malacanang and Philippine presidency a political pulpit that always preach that Gloria is “evil”, Gloria and her allies are corrupt, etc.?

Is this what PNoy can do as the Philippine president (it has been one year actually); preach and preach that Satan(Gloria) and her minions (Gloria’s allies) are evil and must fight with and he is the messenger and the hope and the way that could lead us into the straight path(daang matuwid) like Jesus Christ that could salvage the Philippines from hell and corruption which Satan have chained the Philippines? Hallelujah! Oh Praise PNoy!?? I never knew that this religious tactics could sell on politics because many Filipinos vote for him just because He preaches that he will lead the Philippines into the straight path during his election campaign like Jesus Christ preaching salvation and right path.

If PNoy and his allies and supporters always find fault within his term and always conditioned the nation into a malicious thinking mindset, for sure the Philippines will go straight to Hell than PNoy’s promised heaven. For finding fault always is dividing and not unifying the Filipino people into one harmonious and peaceful nation.

If he preaches the “good path”, he should show it and practice it and not just sweet empty promise of hope and irritating Hypocrisy as if GMA is the ultimate epitome of evil and he the angel of light and good.

3. Casting Out The Blazing Fire. It seems, the United States have
notice that its siding on the side of the Philippines only fuels the igniting fire of Spratlys ownership and China’s temper more boiling; thus, it make a move to calm down everything, else if it explodes, everyone will be burn alive on the Spratlys Islands. Yet, the US promise to arm the Philippines Military defense.

Pinas Top News # 7

From June 20 To June 26
1. Falcon Blast. Like a falcon that spreads its wings and rule the sky, so also this typhoon falcon. This latest Philippine storm for the week rules the Philippine skies and spread rains across the Philippines and causes floods; but just like a weekly typhoon that is sweeping the Philippines that has only one week lives, so also falcon flew away after a week of blasting the streets in the Philippines with floods.
2. PNoy versus GMA and Vice-versa. Not only PNoy himself and GMA herself were involved on somewhat endless political mudslinging activities but also their respective allies and supporters calling one another “retarded”(AbNoy[PNoytard]/GMAtard) and sarcastically saying “Look who is talking?” which is already annoying and of course divisive on the Philippines solidarity as a nation.
But who started this divisive and mudslinging acts and made Malacanang and Philippine presidency a political pulpit that always preach that Gloria is “evil”, Gloria and her allies are corrupt, etc.?
Is this what PNoy can do as the Philippine president (it has been one year actually); preach and preach that Satan(Gloria) and her minions (Gloria’s allies) are evil and must fight with and he is the messenger and the hope and the way that could lead us into the straight path(daang matuwid) like Jesus Christ that could salvage the Philippines from hell and corruption which Satan have chained the Philippines? Hallelujah! Oh Praise PNoy!?? I never knew that this religious tactics could sell on politics because many Filipinos vote for him just because He preaches that he will lead the Philippines into the straight path during his election campaign like Jesus Christ preaching salvation and right path.
If PNoy and his allies and supporters always find fault within his term and always conditioned the nation into a malicious thinking mindset, for sure the Philippines will go straight to Hell than PNoy’s promised heaven. For finding fault always is dividing and not unifying the Filipino people into one harmonious and peaceful nation.
If he preaches the “good path”, he should show it and practice it and not just sweet empty promise of hope and irritating Hypocrisy as if GMA is the ultimate epitome of evil and he the angel of light and good.
3. Casting Out The Blazing Fire. It seems, the United States have notice that its siding on the side of the Philippines only fuels the igniting fire of Spratlys ownership and China’s temper more boiling; thus, it make a move to calm down everything, else if it explodes, everyone will be burn alive on the Spratlys Islands. Yet, the US promise to arm the Philippines Military defense.

Pinas Top News # 6

From June 13 To June 19

Philippine news and happenings which top or headed the Filipino public awareness from week June 13 up to June 19 and that fills up the news on Philippine Television and Philippine newspaper, in accordance to my own observation. Here are they:

1. Spratlys Again. “Who owns the Spratlys fights”, divides the islands to an endless struggle for sovereignty. It will not resolve the issue if every concerned countries have this on their mind for it is evident geographically that concerned countries have divided share and no one owns the whole South China Sea and the islands therein.

It would better that the concerned countries share peacefully than egoistically fight who owns the Spratlys which leads to nowhere but only endless disputes and worst will lead into war only because of a tiny islands like little children fighting for a one little candy. It is a childish way.

Former Philippine president Ms. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is somewhat right on her peace pact like plan which gave the concerned countries an equal share of the islands to avoid war than PNoy’s egoistical approach to it that will only leads eventually to war. But for sure PNoy’s own incompetency to resolve the issue will blame it again to Gloria, as usual just to hide his own incompetency which he have already really done, as the recent reports said.

If you examined the issue, will the concerned countries, especially China concede that Spratlys is indeed Philippines’ territorial possession when China has its own, according to them solid evidence to claim Spratlys and throw out of whack Philippines grounded claim on the islands?

And what this meddling issues of America and other countries out there backing up the Philippines on its claim of sovereignty over the Spratlys. Are these  meddling countries truly backing up the Philippines or are they just using the Philippines  as a stepping stone to fulfill their political agenda against China? This siding act is quite dangerous because it spew disgusting signs of future world war. And if America is for World Peace why it is siding the Philippines which only creates conflicts rather than being magnanimous and neutral in the issue that will create peace between China and Philippines.

2. Food Poisoning Incidents. A subsequent event of food poisoning incident, namely first from Calumpit Bulacan which brought more than 200 people(children and adults) to hospitals because of aching stomach and sluggishness after eating “spaghetti” from a birthday party; and followed by another report of similar incident from Tuguegarao Cagayan which brought 46 people to hospitals and have killed two children after eating the food in the school canteen which believe to have oxalic acid but recently it was tentatively reported that it is not oxalic acid but sodium nitrate or “salitre” which the teacher who cook the food mistaken the sodium nitrate as salt.

These two incidents of food poisoning bring back into public awareness that food doesn’t only make your physical body alive but it could also kill it, if improper handling of food is not done and observed.

There are already number of case of food poisoning in the Philippines and most especially happens on schools, but still lessons have not yet learned, thus history repeats itself.

3.The Peril of Online Social Networking. The case of actor-director Ricky Rivero who almost die because of stab wounds brought to him by his new found facebook friend name Hans Ivan Ruiz as the news trying to say to the public, as well as the subsequent case of a young college girl who lost her insanity after being raped many times by her alleged meet up with her Tagged friends on social networking site – Tagged sparks new public fear that there is a great danger when one socialize online with someone whom one do not know personally when one attempt to meet up a new found one friend personally.

4. Jose Rizal’s Birthday. Annually immortalizing a so-called Filipino hero name Jose Rizal who spend his life indulging on personal gain of knowledge away from the Philippines amidst Spanish tyrannical occupation in the Philippines before he come back in the Philippines,and die because he was accused as “heretic(erehe)” against strictly imposed Christianity by the Spaniards in the Philippine then wherein Jose Rizal become a freemasonic on his beliefs which he used i guess to scrap away the Spanish-inspired Christianity and imposed his own religious beliefs which incensed the Spanish priests which prompts them to label Jose Rizal “heretic” and deliver to death sentence trough firing squad to protect and defend the Filipinos through his new found religion; is indeed absurd and unfair to other Filipinos who truly fought the Spanish occupation who do not leave the entire Philippines so that they could study first abroad of how to fight the Spaniard just like what Jose Rizal have done; or who never left their homelands amidst the ruling of the Spanish yet not known in history because they were not financially rich like Jose Rizal. It is sickening to call a National hero, a person who leave the country amidst the tyrannical rule of a conqueror and left his own people just to pursue his personal dream to study what he wanted study abroad. Is that a hero?

5. Miley Cyrus Concert. Another international young pop singer sensation invades the Philippine concert grounds and rock her Filipino fans with her smashing hit songs like, ”The Climb”, ”Take Me Along”, ”Simple Song”, ”Party in the USA”, and others. Yes, Miley Cyrus is in the house. Last June 17, she rock the concert ground of SM Mall of Asia with her concluded Philippine concert.

6. Typhoon “Egay”. It seems the Philippines is receiving a weekly dose of storms, for another storm for the week strike Pinas and hits our Top list – the typhoon “Egay”. However, it is not quite super typhoon anyway. But hold your seats again this week for another typhoon dosage – the forthcoming of typhoon “falcon”. For according to weather forecast, another typhoon will follow the typhoon “Egay” this week which gave early warnings and preparation for the forthcoming of this new storm.

Pinas Top News # 3

From May 23 To May 31

1. Tropical Storm Chedeng, et.al. As if a storm has a logical thinking that it will waste its time storming regions in the Philippines that are already well-prepared against an incoming storms that it will not hit big its presence in the Philippines but only minimal at certain regions which are unprepared for its coming. This is what has been the case of the Philippine tropical storm “chedeng”.

This tropical storm was expected to land on certain Luzon regions as it was forecasted but it hits regions which are not somewhat forecasted and even detour quickly out of the Philippine archipelago into area of responsibility of Japan.

Remember also the tropical storm “Juan” dubbed as a forthcoming super typhoon then but it was not be, because the Philippines is very well prepared then. But the tropical storm “Ondoy” becomes a major blockbuster typhoon overnight in the Philippines then and it becomes a major hit because the Philippines then is not well prepared or unprepared and not expecting the forthcoming of “Ondoy”.

Therefore, are tropical storms like typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones, etc. have their own thinking or is there someone manipulating and controlling their paths like puppets out there, now that there are rumors about weather warfares?

2.  Special Treatment for Rich and VIP Prisoners. After Tony Leviste’s escape and capture, lingering suspicions about special treatment for rich and very important person prisoners has come up into the surface of public scrutiny and the self-righteous and hypocritical administration of PNOy has to distance itself by laming all these to director of Bureau of Correction Ernesto Diokno which Aquino have warned to axed from his position and Aquino’s DILG secretary Laila De Lima want to file a case against Diokno but Diokno is quick to defend himself that he is innocent of the allegations thrown against him by the self-righteous PNoy and immediately resign from his post to avoid the humiliation Aquino administration will incur on his name. And upon his own resignation, the self-righteous PNoy thought that Diokno’s resignation is a self-admition of the allegations and want Diokno to give a new position of that action of Diokno.

How many innocent people will the self-righteous and hypocritical Aquino administration will demonized for the sake of personal gains and papogi points of his own administration that his administration is flawless and just and good whereas it is not, not only because of many “kapalpakan” but also because the Aquino administration loves to pinpoint or to blame others instead of making an accurate, correct and fair investigation first.

3. Reaping Coral Reefs and Aquatic Lives. It is like a bountiful harvest of undersea crops swept and scraps almost from the sea bed and to be selling to those who are interested to buy or to those people who are in great demand of marine decorative species and of exotic jewelry. This is how it was described the aquatic disaster discovered on the coast of Cotabato Philippines from the two container van containing alleged smuggled black corals, dead turtles, and other thousand pieces of marine lives.

4. More Reproductive Health Bill Debates and Sentiments. The war of the Catholic Church in the Philippines against the bill is still burning and would not let go until their desire about the bill should be done or fulfilled by the PNoy administration.

In my opinion, if PNoy has a firm decision regarding the bill, he should have already approved it a long time go or the bill have already been imposed and should not be indecisive only because of the catholic church threats; the state is stronger than the church because the church is only under the state’s authority and not all Filipinos are Christian or Catholics in religion. Why bother listen only to the Catholics in the Philippines?

5. No Smoking on Manila and PNoy’s “wa” say to it. Ban of smoking activities within the public metro is good but does only the ordinary Pinoys should be under it wherein there is a big Pinoy in the Palace that should become the role model of it. The palace can never excuse that Malacanang is a residential place thus PNoy is exempted because Malacanang is not just an ordinary private residence but a public place actually.

Bahay Kubo

Typhoon Can’t Hit it?

Bahay Kubo or nipa hut is said to be an indigenous dwelling in the Philippines which the conventional Philippine history said that it was the dwelling of one of the first races in the Philippines. Thus Bahay Kubo is recognized as the “Pambansang Bahay”(Philippine National dwelling) of the Philippines.

Typical Bahay Kubo

Typical Bahay Kubo

But what is interesting with this bahay kubo is not the house itself neither its origin but the way some Filipinos adulate it, like the recent report that the senior engineering students of the University of the Philippines Diliman branch, proudly announced that they have designed a nipa hut or bahay kubo that could withstand typhoons and earthquake. Yes, you heard it right, a nipa hut that is stronger than your concrete modern house which could easily be toppled down with strong earthquake and typhoons.

Sounds funny, but they proudly said this nipa hut or bahay kubo they have designed have an octagonal design or form that is anchored on a central pole, which I suspect they design it against the wind forces coming sideways; moreover, they also use “kawayan” or bamboo materials for the construction of their version of nipa hut, wherein I also suspect why they use bamboo as the construction material because of the notion that bamboos never get toppled down by strong winds but only sway and follow.

Usual location of Pinoy Bahay Kubo

Usual location of Pinoy Bahay Kubo

With these ideas and concepts, thus they dubbed their nipa hut or bahay kubo version to be “typhoon-resistant”. But is it, if these ideas of them as well as their nipa hut version were not yet tested and proven by an actual very strong typhoon like Ondoy? It seems, it is too early to said that what they have designed is “typhoon-resistant”, unless it already tested and proven, but it is not yet tested and proven, is not it?

Furthermore, I find their octagonal design suspended with a central pole a little bit funny because as if they have design a “trumpo” that could be spin around the central pole when strong winds of a strong typhoon will blow sideways the nipa hut or bahay kubo, unless the foundation of their nipa hut is attached 1000 meters deep in the ground.

Perhaps, they should already erect an actual now and test and prove that what they have conceived and perceived about it is definitely right, not just another theory only and miniature model.

But what about the earthquake-resistant? They have no say about it, perhaps the report only means “typhoon-resistant”.

Sketch of a Typical Bahay Kubo

Sketch of a Typical Bahay Kubo

Typhoons in the Philippines

Why the Philippines is considered a Typhoon Pathway

The Philippines is considered a favorite path of most typhoons or tropical cyclone in the Pacific region of the globe, but up until now there is no definite answer why weather forecasters in the Philippines hold this statement. For some says because the Philippines is surrounded with the waters of the Pacific sea being a group of islands or an archipelago, thus it could be a reason why most typhoons pass through it.

Typhoons in the Philippines

Typhoons in the Philippines

Mostly, a tropical cyclone is develops when a heat pressures a still waters which creates a circling winds and water with volts of thunder and lightings. The heat stirs up the atomic molecules on the water which perhaps creates lightings and thunders, and force or pressure of the heat imparted on the waters produces a cyclone effect. Where the heat does came from? Probably either from the heat emitted from the rays of the sun or from earth’s inner heat. And these heat sources when it levels up, it put pressures on the status or condition of the atomic molecules of the water or it agitates the atomic molecules of the water.

The Day after a Philippine Typhoon

The Day after a Philippine Typhoon

Therefore, if tropical cyclone develops on large bodies of water like seas and oceans, this could be the reason why the Philippines are a favorite gateway of most Pacific typhoons. But however, this is only my own hypothesis, yet the closest reason why local weather forecaster considers the Philippines as “daanan ng bagyo” or typhoon pathway.

Davao City in the Philippines

Davao City in the Philippines

Among the cities of Mindanao Philippines, as well in the entire Philippines itself, Davao City Philippines stands out to be the most investment-friendly place to invest your money in the Philippines. Moreover, it is also best place for outdoor activities due to its stable weather condition all year round.

Let us enumerate the reasons why it is the best place for investing your money within the Philippines as well in the Asia-Pacific region.

  1. The first thing to consider in investing your money is the location, is not it? If it has number of people flocking into it and have no frequent natural disturbances. Yes, Davao city Philippines has these elements to make you a successful investor. Davao city Philippines is a Typhoon free region where the weather conditions are fit for business investment and sport activities. Thus, you could expect a consistent flocking of people into it.
  2. It has a multi-cultural happy and clean cosmopolitan people. That is, a variety of group of people flocks into it. From Davao city Philippines’ indigenous tribes (both Islamized and non-Islamized),Christianized migrant settlers from all over the Philippines, and growing number of global ex-patriates communities having different languages, Cultural traditions, political persuasions or motivations ,and religious beliefs. Imagine this conglomeration of diverse people in this one city? Davao city Philippines is indeed Mindanao’s pride, as well as Philippines pride.
  3. Davao City Philippines has the most admired independent and strong local government administration or management in the Philippines. It is far more ahead of the National government in crafting and implementing policies and programs and innovative in governance.
  4. Davao City Philippines has the lowest crime rates in the world per month (0.8 % only in every 10,000 persons) Its Police Office has been chosen and considered to be the best Police Group in the Philippines.
  5. It has the only the most prepared Integrated Emergency Response System in Asia similar to United States and Canada – the 911.But Davao’911 service is absolutely free of charge.
  6. Davao City Philippines promotes healthy lifestyle and advocates it to its constituents. Davao City Philippines pioneered the anti-smoking law, tough policies against dangerous drugs environmental pollution, etc.
  7. Davao city Philippines Values greatly money and considered financial situation of its people.
  8. Davao city Philippines is an Open city for all, it does not discriminate what kind of people you are if you wanted to live in it.
  9. Davao city Philippines has excellent public infrastructures and facilities.
  10. Davao City Philippines’s tap water is considered to be the “Best Water in the World”. Its water is tested internationally to be the best quality of clean and safe water in the world. Actually, it is said “it is absolutely perfect”

Davao City Philippines is indeed the best place and the best city in the entire Philippines compares to Manila Philippines and Cebu Philippines. It is Mindanao’s best city, Mindanao Philippines could boast of in the entire Asia-Pacific region.

Therefore, if you want to invest your money for business venture in the Philippines, invest it at Davao in the Philippines; for sure you will reap what you have sown.

Cities of Mindanao Philippines

Prominent Cities of Mindanao Philippines

Despite of the negative reports bombard against the regions of Mindanao to be a risky place for tourist and locals alike, Mindanao Philippines still stand out as good place for investing your money for business and for extreme sports , a businessperson and sport enthusiast could trust of.

For the cities of Mindanao Philippines really makes the Philippines into a pedestal level in terms of commerce and beauty. What does Manila Philippines have to say about this?

Among the cities of Mindanao Philippines, Davao City Philippines is the most important city that brings great pride to Mindanao not only it is Known for its Durian fruit but Davao city Philippines is known to be the Crown Jewel of Mindanao in terms of economic progress. It is far more investment-friendly city compare to Manila Philippines and Cebu Philippines. For Davao city Philippines, first and foremost, is a Typhoon-free region which means it has a good and fair weather all year round and it has multi-cultural groups of people within it, thus, making it a good place for investing your money. Yup, it has good selling propositions.

Another city which Mindanao Philippines is proud of is Cagayan de Oro city Philippines. Cagayan de Oro city Philippines boast its well known extreme sports activities, particularly its white water rafting and river trekking activities. In terms of economic importance, Cagayan de oro city Philippines is the shopping capital of Northern Mindanao Philippines. It has a number of Malls and Shopping centers, namely, Limketkai Center, SM city Cagayan De Oro, Robinsons Cagayan de Oro, MAKRO Cagayan De Oro, Ororama Chain of Stores, Gaisano City Mall, Divisoria Night Café and Market, Carmen Public Market and Commercial Complex, Cogon Public Market and Commercial Complex, Puerto Market, Agora-lapasan Market, Bulua Market, Ayala Center Cagayan de oro, Pacific Island City Mall and other proposed malls.

Another Mindanao city which is good for Investment is Zamboanga City Philippines known as the city of Flowers. In terms of economic essence, Zamboanga city Philippines is now known as the Philippines’ Top Seaweed producer and it has the busiest port in the Philippines. Furthermore, Zamboanga city is also known as “Asia’s Latin City” because of the vestiges of Spanish culture and language mix with other dialects.

Another prominent city in Mindanao is General Santos City Philippines. General Santos City Philippines is known as the “Tuna Capital of the Philippines”. It is also the home of some media practitioners in Mindanao. Moreover, it is the home city of now world known boxer – Manny Pacquio.

Another city of Mindanao is Pagadian City Philippines. Pagadian City Philippines is the first class city in the province of Zamboanga Mindanao and was dubbed as the “little Hongkong of the South”. It is the regional center of Zamboanga Mindanao.

There are many cities in Mindanao which puts Mindanao Philippines in the good limelight despite of the dark light thrown upon its regions due to rebels hiding within its forest and abducting tourist and locals alike. Anyone could still invest their money and time to it despite of the negative reports about it.

Come and visit beautiful Mindanao in the Philippines!