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  1. DavyL200

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    i have visited bayawan several times now and every time I visit I find something new to see.
    Had to got meet a friend there today and try and find some fish which is difficult to find here,the fish market was very clean along with the rest of it and everything labled with a price.
    What I was impressed with is most of the tricycles are now electric and very smal and this was in bayawan and sta catalina. Maybe the local government have some sort of deal for them to change,they were pretty fast also,the bikes were racal and a single seat li,e a push bike and the frame of the seating part was tube steel.
    Ate lunch at pepe's on the boulevard which is always good food with aircon and fast service even though lightening struck a transformer just down the road whilst we were there.
    Plenty of places to see there inc caves,waterfalls and several Spring pools which you can swim in.
    Met with several foreigners who pretty much live off grid in the mountains and stay well away from all the bullshit down below,surprised me how many live up that way. Maybe a upcoming place for foreigners in the near future as way too busy and way too much crap down this way now.
     
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    Kawasan is disgusting nowadays. Four or five years back is was gorgeous - now not so much. They actually have karaoke playing at the falls area. There was also a problem with the canyoneering - politics and greed have ruined it and you can't do the whole run anymore.

    Thankfully, we discovered Aguinid Falls later that day. Aguinid is south of Kawasan and is absolutely stunning. It's a series of waterfalls that you wade, walk and climb through over the course of a few kilometers. Super nice adventure!!

    Here's a comprehensive blog entry someone wrote up on Aguinid.

    Aguinid Falls: A Stunning Mystical Natural Wonder in Samboan
     
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    All locations around Negros have traffic problems but would consider Dumaguete to have the worse amount of problems, mainly due to the total lack of any enforcement of traffic regulations. Total inapt attitude of most users especially the trikes and motor bikes whom are willing to kill each other to advance only a few meters in front of each other.
     
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    Thanks to the new Valencia Chief of Police giving the short presentation on crime in Valencia it is very much appreciated to know that you are concerned about the well-being of foreigners in Valencia.

    I don't appreciate a few fellow foreigners there who tried to take over and constantly interrupt the briefing by giving comments on how the police could make their lives more comfortable. The meeting was about theft, robbery, car-napping, murder and other serious crimes......not karaoke, loud exhaust, giving the definitions for theft/robbery or murder/homicide (save those questions for when you get home and can ask Google but I'm sure if you thought really really hard you could figure that out on your own.....then again, maybe not) or why the Philippines laws are what they are and why they should be changed. Yeah, bad singing and exhausts are an annoyance but hardly considered a serious crime.

    So instead of allowing the people with legitimate questions on how these recent thefts/robberies were being committed against foreigners and what steps we could take to secure their homes from criminals you turned it into a b*tch fest about minor inconveniences and sh*t the police have absolutely no control over. I tried to ask some serious questions concerning the topic but the assholes kept forcing the topic back to mufflers, karaoke, questions on why certain things are the way they are in the Philippines (and your answer for that is....it's the god d*mn Philippines , that's why. A police chief in a small municipality can't change that sh*t.) and even poo completely unrelated to crime. Instead of focusing on things we could actually achieve (securing our homes and belongings) some wanted to focus on changes that would require reorganizing the Philippines government from the top down and completely changing Philippine culture. If you are really that miserable here maybe you should just p*ss off back to where you came from. (Someone even told the COP that they need to set up a check-point in front of their house every single night to deal with the racing and loud exhausts.....right after the presentation that showed how large Valencia was (24 Barangays) and how few uniformed police officers they have (34 uniformed police + the COP and DCOP). How freakin' ridiculous and self-serving is it that you want at least 1/5th of the police force to sit in front of your house at night to deal with loud exhausts when it was just stated that there was a 20% increase in serious crimes in Valencia? Note: this person used to complain that the road to Valencia was crap.....and now complains that the road is too wide and nice. Sh*t for brains! :dead:)

    Now that that little rant is over here is the numbers for the Valencia police station and COP.

    Valencia Police Station
    - 0927-983-2642
    Chief of Police - 0917-301-7926

    Wish I had more information to throw out there but some people made that impossible. I can only say there were 27 criminal incidents in October (221 total for the year, up 20%ish from last year's numbers if I remember correctly) but I can't tell you what the breakdown of the crimes committed were or what percentage were against foreigners or if there was more crime in specific Barangays. Those are some of the questions I would have liked to ask but some fat cow kept constantly talking over me...and everyone else. I now know why they rarely ask foreigners for their opinions on how to help.....there are so many here that are selfish a-holes with complete sh*t for brains and won't let anyone else get a word in.

    Second rant over.
     
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  5. Dave_Hounddriver

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    You did the right thing. You made your concerns clear to the person involved. Anything beyond that would get you labeled as a trouble maker. The work would have gone on even if you had complained AND the guys would still be dead AND somehow it would be the foreigners fault. Again, you did the right thing, IMHO, and thanks for sharing.
     
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    We have just had the enviromental health from bacong pay us a visit,apparently there is an outbreak in the area and especially a few purok's in combado!

    I know a few members on here are living in the area so just be aware.
     
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    Drove to airport this morning at 430 am, informed security that I would park overnight and was charged 150 peso and given ticket...
     
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    They have been very successful with that, great place to relax some days, pls. don't tell it to anyone don't want to spoil it
     
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    Here is the video of me riding up there. Maybe it was coincidence but the second I pulled out my cell phone to take pictures some lady came up there trying to sell me some land. She said there was a lot up the road a bit for 350/sqm. :rolleyes:

    FYI: This is my moto vlog. I'll be throwing videos up about once a week for anyone interested. Feel free to subscibe/share/like. (Shameless plug, I know :wink:).
    Mototuba - YouTube
     
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    Agree it's a f*cking tourist trap, same time I like the waterfalls and swim in the pool. Visit there with friends and decide would not let it spoil our day that we need pay for table and chair to sit down and if I remember right it was everything you need to pay for, even go cr. When we arrive some guys try to tell us you need a guide or you can find up there lol. I have been there enjoying the day with friends, don't go back again, hate that attitude, but been here long enough to ignore and don't let them spoil my day.
     
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