Sunday, November 24, 2013

Flood Control

While the Bugle realizes that there is a lot of suffering taking place right now in the Philippines as a result of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and doesn't want to belittle that fact.  The Bugle does wish to note that this is a local blog and as such he is wondering if any of our readers have noted any flood control initiatives being taken up here in our local area or if maybe anyone has heard a rumor of anything in the planning stages.  There was at one point a discussion of having an international company come in and dredge some of the local rivers but the Bugle hasn't noticed anything yet.  Maybe some of our local readers that are involved in the local government can clue our readership in as to what is going on.

1 comment:

  1. You're pissing in the wind... Do you really expect anything to come of this post. We will be at the exact same place next year. That's just the way it is in the Philippines.

    And of course, they don't want foreigners looking over their corrupt shoulders and telling them what to do... just like we saw in Tacloban. One thing they ARE good at is soliciting foreigners to do the disaster relief for them and putting foreign dollars in their corrupt pockets. Anything else is generally never done.

    This is a two class society, criminals at the top and the vast poor majority at the bottom. The criminals will never change and upset their apple cart. And even more surprisingly, most of the poor don't seem interested in change either. Sad... but true.

    Yes, most foreign observers are tired of hearing the same conversation over and over... yawn. But we are also tired of the those foreigners that think that words will fix the problem. "Pretty please..." doesn't work here.


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