Infrastructure

The Half-Way Point

No!  Wait, wait! This isn’t about taxes.  You can stick around, can’t you?  Maybe leave a comment, too? Plenty of half-way points have been reached and surpassed over this past month.  The big one, of course, is the half-way point during our stay here at home, before we go back on vacation to the States.  Officially,…

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AWAN CURRIENTE!

There are many things we take for granted. Sunrise, sunset, pleasant breezes, gentle rains, … the list is endless. Among them, however, are some “creature comforts” that we don’t think about until they go missing. This past “Holloween” (October 31), we in Pasuquin and other cities and towns in Ilocos Norte were visited by “Mother…

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My Bulaga Brownout

Monday, During the Barangay elections, 11:30 in the morning, my power shuts off, after eight days of power outages I’m not surprised, so I did my Zombie walk to the back, flipped a couple of switches, set my “Power is On” alarm, fired up the Honda and was back in the house, all in less than…

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Then and now

Bob wrote an interesting article a while back about “Things are getting worse” and Chris Dearne wrote and excellent article on “Electronic improvements in Gen San since 1992” both subjects spoke to different types of changes for the better, that both gentleman had seen during their stay in the Philippines. I told Bob that back…

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My brownout strategy

As I have written several times over the past few weeks, Mindanao is experiencing a pretty extreme power shortage.  Davao, I am happy to continue reporting, is still experiencing far fewer brownouts than much of the Island.  This is thanks to Davao Light and Power Corporation’s power generating plant in Bajada.  Every time that I…

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Nearly powerless

These days, living in Mindanao is a bit tougher than it was just a few months ago.  Frankly, the Island is on the verge of being powerless… in other words, without electricity.  I wrote a couple weeks ago how Mindanao was on the verge of having to resort to rotating brownouts, and it came to…

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