I was excited to sleep over with K, Sandro, Nina, JD, Chloe and Rod. Oddly, the gang, known as Rod’s Friends, started hanging out in front of the back lobby locker’s to enjoy some Oreo and eventually we grew fonder and fonder of each other. We enjoyed in each others’ company but now in the…
Aperture Turrets singing Killer Queen
apPARENTLY MY CAT LIKES YOGURT
THIS CAT LOOKS LIKE IT JUST FOUND THE ANSWERS TO EVERY QUESTION IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE
Change is good
It’s not obvious from the pictures above, but I decided to change my hairstyle - to curly. So far, no regrets haha. And I also decided to trim my bangs so that my hair won’t be covering my left eye anymore. Yay for good changes! :)
With the signing of the Cybercrime Prevention Act, President Noynoy Aquino has approved the creation of the Department of Tweets, a government agency tasked to “regulate and monitor” all activity on the social networking site, Twitter.
The President today appointed Sen. Tito Sotto as…
♫ Don’t let the cave in get you down. Don’t let the falling rocks turn your smile into a frown.
♫ Even if you’re lost you can’t lose the love because it’s in your heart.
♫ Yeah I forget the next couple line but then it goes
SECRET TUNNEL SECRET TUNNEL
I’ve been seeing some pictures on facebook that I feel embody this slogan so I put some of them together. Banner art by @annamarri.
Deadly floods that have swamped nearly all of Metro Manila are less a natural disaster and more the result of poor planning, lax enforcement and political self-interest, experts say.
Damaged watersheds, massive squatter colonies living in danger zones and the neglect of drainage systems are some of the factors that have made the chaotic city of 15 million people much more vulnerable to enormous floods.
Urban planner Nathaniel Einseidel said the Philippines had enough technical know-how and could find the necessary financing to solve the problem, but there was no vision or political will.
A government report released then called for 2.7 million people in shantytowns to be moved from “danger zones” alongside riverbanks, lakes and sewers. The plan would affect one in five Manila residents and take 10 years and US$2.77 billion to implement.
But Einseidel said that while there had been some efforts to relocate squatters, they never succeeded.
“With the increasing number of people occupying danger zones, it is inevitable there are a lot people who are endangered when these things happen,” he said. “The same people who were already told not to return to the rivers and creeks and floodways are back. They are there again and they are the ones who don’t want to leave now.”
He blamed the phenomenon on poor enforcement of regulations banning building along creeks and floodways, with local politicians often wanting to keep squatters in their communities to secure their votes at election time.
Meanwhile, on the outskirts of Manila, vital forested areas have been destroyed to make way for housing developments catering to a growing middle and upper class, according to architect Paulo Alcazaren.
It’s time again we unite and help our brothers and sisters in the North. They are going through a natural calamity with major implications to everyone’s well being.
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