Floods affect 2M

Aug 9, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Manila Times

AFTER more than a month's worth of rain was dumped on Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces in just 48 hours, widespread flooding had affected two million people in 22 areas that were declared under a state of calamity.

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Aug 10, 2012
 
Fortunate Son 1968 wrote:
That's for sure not enough land fills or incinerating plants. I,m not sure how many incinerating plants or dump sites are in the Davao City area but never in the six years have I ever seen trash or garbage in our rivers here. Garbage collection is mandatory here not by contractors but by City workers even in the squatter areas. I guess we here can blame our cleanliness on our stern Mayor.
Hi FS ! The last time I was in Davao I noticed the cleanliness of the City. Once a week, a big truck come around our neighborhood to pick up the garbage; a dumping area is in placed for houses that the dt could not reach. When I wanted to burn the leaves of trees in our yard, my niece reminded me that it is prohibited due to air pollution. The Mayor is indeed doing a good job disciplining the people in Davao.
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Aug 10, 2012
 
Go Blue wrote:
Thanks, i will surely make those suggestions when she calls, as one of the brothers lives close to the airport....Hope she gets out okay, as the dogs are getting tired of my cooking....
Pity the dogs, hire a culinary cook asap.
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#47
Aug 10, 2012
 
Manila newspapers are saying that the water has gone down, quite a bit.....BTW, Visaya, this is a sad fact, but i would wager my dogs eat better than alot of people, you know where...also, i wanted to ask you, if you've ever eaten at Scomas, at Fisherman's Wharf?
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if you have ever DROVE ?? nah sorry it dont wash how ever you say it hehe - i drive -he drove -i have driven lol.if you have ever driven from Las Pinas to Cavite you will indeed see many squatters living on the shoreline - that will soon change as all that land is to be part of a new private development -from what i understand all that water between the Cavitex and the shoreline will be filled in .Expect a few midnight fires in the near future.
Just so you'll know? "it don't wash"? doesn't wash either.
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Aug 10, 2012
 
Go Blue wrote:
Manila newspapers are saying that the water has gone down, quite a bit.....BTW, Visaya, this is a sad fact, but i would wager my dogs eat better than alot of people, you know where...also, i wanted to ask you, if you've ever eaten at Scomas, at Fisherman's Wharf?
Gee your dog may be eating better than I am I occassionally open up a sardine imported from PH mix with green onions and little vinegar eat with rice. LOL!
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Aug 10, 2012
 
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why not blame it on the squatters? they are contributing to this clogging of drainage system. and the dysfunctional local government cannot even enforce environmental laws like arresting those contractors who dump garbage in manila bay. why not build more incenerators? what happened to the money from the 6.3% economic growth? oh it went to the elites and corrupt officials the same as usual. maybe the catholic priests can start miracles for this problem. morons.
Balasubas this is only part of an Opinion from the Philippine Daily Inquirer the tons of garbage dumped by waves of Manila Bay on Roxas Boulevard, the nation’s proud boulevard where one can watch the famous Manila Bay sunset and once the center of nightclubs, were those carelessly dumped by its residents and have now come back to haunt them.
The garbage washed ashore can be blamed on the lack of a comprehensive garbage disposal system by the Metro Manila Development Authority or the national government. Unable to cope with the tons of trash being disposed daily, Congress passed a law mandating recycling and passed on the responsibility of disposing the garbage to the local government units. To each his own.
Alas, most of the LGUs are only small towns and cities with no room for garbage dumps or resources to maintain them. So what most of them did was to hire contractors to collect the garbage and dispose of them, no questions asked. So what the contractors did was to dump the garbage in vacant lots and in waterways when nobody was looking—if they have no sanitary dumpsite open for them.
That’s the garbage that clogs the waterways and caused the floods, carried by the currents to the sea, and which the sea is now throwing back to the humans.
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Hi FS ! The last time I was in Davao I noticed the cleanliness of the City. Once a week, a big truck come around our neighborhood to pick up the garbage; a dumping area is in placed for houses that the dt could not reach. When I wanted to burn the leaves of trees in our yard, my niece reminded me that it is prohibited due to air pollution. The Mayor is indeed doing a good job disciplining the people in Davao.
Lol Lack of air pollution in the Davao area is another Plus. Even the squatter areas here have trash collection and it must be separated to go to the recycling centers then whats left to the land fills and incinerators.Disciplining the people that do not segregate trash is a 10,000P fine and arrest 1st offense up to 10,000P next time.Oh yes and no burning trash or leaves.
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Lol Lack of air pollution in the Davao area is another Plus. Even the squatter areas here have trash collection and it must be separated to go to the recycling centers then whats left to the land fills and incinerators.Disciplining the people that do not segregate trash is a 10,000P fine and arrest 1st offense up to 10,000P next time.Oh yes and no burning trash or leaves.
It seems like you in Davao aqre ahead of the game so now your only problem is the eyesores that looks like trash if you know what I mean. hhahh!
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im pretty sure we have a few more squatters here than you do there fort- and we have a Mayor that looks only for photo ops and has no interest in the betterment of the city.
thumper OCD True Manila has a lot of Squatters compared to Davao..The difference is here they are more disciplined when it comes to dumping trash in the river ways.Davao City is the largest city outside of Metro Manila and the 4th largest in the Philippines in terms of population. Only the cities of Quezon, Manila and Caloocan are larger.Mindanao is a safe place especially Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Surigao, etc.This places is more safe, less crime rate than Manila or even Cebu.
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#54
Aug 10, 2012
 
It took me 11 hours on Tuesday to get from Manila airport to Angeles,I was lucky to get through. I wanted to go back to the domestic airport and hire a helicopter but it was flooded by then behind me. The concrete barriers along the NLEX were holding the water in. There was basura left as a high tide mark on all the fences. I saw quite a few houses along the waterways that were damaged and it was obvious that they were restricting the flow of the water.
More rain forecast for Monday...
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thumper OCD True Manila has a lot of Squatters compared to Davao..The difference is here they are more disciplined when it comes to dumping trash in the river ways.Davao City is the largest city outside of Metro Manila and the 4th largest in the Philippines in terms of population. Only the cities of Quezon, Manila and Caloocan are larger.Mindanao is a safe place especially Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Surigao, etc.This places is more safe, less crime rate than Manila or even Cebu.
Well as you say "they are more disciplined" or more it be more correct to say they have been disciplined more ? There they get a fine -here they get a shrug of the shoulders.
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Aug 11, 2012
 
Lol wrote:
I believe, majority of Filipinos living in the bank of the rivers can help themselves by not going back after the typhoon.
They should squat in the City Halls or Malacanan Palace so the government will relocate them.
Visaya: It doesn't matter if the government going to relocate them they always come back.

The government should start cleaning up all these housing in the river bank because they're the problem. The just throw their trash anywhere the want. And thats the biggest problem.

Also the government should start putting TRASH BIN in every corner so that people can throw their trash in that trash bin. And the should fine anybody who get catch throwing trash in the street. Here in America if you get catch throwing trash you'll get fine of $1,000.00 dollar or both go to jail. Its mandatory! The should do the same thing in the philippines! If the get catch and don't have any money to pay for the fine throw their ass in jail where they belong. Lets see if they're not going to learn from that.
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Aug 11, 2012
 
That is very true...in the United States, fines for littering are very expensive.....
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Aug 11, 2012
 
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That is very true...in the United States, fines for littering are very expensive.....
You got that right! If philippines government going to do that lets see if filipinos is not going to learn how to throw their trash in the right place. If they keep throwing their trash anywhere the want then keep throwing their ass in jail until the learn.
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Aug 11, 2012
 
No one has any money here to pay the fines.
That's why the traffic rules are also not enforced, unless their is a foreigner in the car that is. If they can't pay the fine what then? Jail them? Have you ever visited a Philipiines prison? They are already overflowing and the government can't or won't feed them.
It worked in Singapore but they have more political will.
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#60
Aug 11, 2012
 
They should hire people on bangka to remove all trash floating on the rivers. A dozen public employees doing nothing but cleaning would make a lot of difference to add to strict anti littering law.
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Aug 11, 2012
 
AC Live wrote:
No one has any money here to pay the fines.
That's why the traffic rules are also not enforced, unless their is a foreigner in the car that is. If they can't pay the fine what then? Jail them? Have you ever visited a Philipiines prison? They are already overflowing and the government can't or won't feed them.
It worked in Singapore but they have more political will.
In that case let them drown with all the trash they're trowing in the street.

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