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BAD POWER SUPPLY IN DUMAGUETE and the rest

Discussion in '☋ Dumaguete City ☋' started by earlmj, Sep 23, 2007.

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  1. RHB

    RHB DI Senior Member

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    I don't think that is a sentence Rhoody, .:confused:



    Anyway, we all know the infrastructure sucks, except election time road concreting. politicians are well, politicians. It amazes me the electricity works at all, I used to be a builder of houses in a past life, I remodeld a place here and have had several run ins with Noreco, it scares me to death how this thing is put together with chewing gum and baling twine, cripes they don't even use wire nuts here, actually I did finally find them at Anna's electric. My " electrician" didn't want to use them.

    Walk down any steet in dmgte and just look up at a telephone poll. yikes.

    But I am a happy camper, freedom from accountability goes both ways, and the system here works in its own way.
    My only plea, and this is not directed at you, nor was the last post, is for folks moving to a new culture take a little time to understand and ACCEPT how it manifests.
     
  2. Rhoody

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    He he, your right, my sentence is qonfising, I will rewrite it that its understandable:
    The Question is: what are the promises some Government or big local companies give to investors to get them (and their Dollars) from outside the philippines to Dumaguete and then just can't keep up with the promisses they made... like 24 hours technical supply.

    Believe me, I hate this Peso-Millionairs retiring here and then complaining about the Philippines and the locals...

    cheers
    Rhoody

    I ll drop by your place this week
     
  3. Gomez

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    Am I missing something here? Or perhaps misunderstanding?
    Am I wrong to voice concern about 21 brownouts in one week? This seems way too many even compared to other comparable cities in Philippines.
    About building own house. Rental houses in Philippines, I found are substandard, unless you are willing to overpay for luxury houses. However, if there are high rise condos in Dumaguete, I would probably rent.
     
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    Don't know about you, but I don't feel like uprooting my family everytime something happens like you mentioned. It's just not easy as you seem to imply. And it's just not my idea of peace. To each his own.

     
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    To have power supply or not , that is the question...

    I can see eye to eye with you Gomez , when it comers to so many brown outs , simp0ly due to lack of enough input from NORECO towards the way things must be correctly installed !! WIrenuts , like the man said .. WALA !! FREELY OPEN HANGING from atree ( excuse me that they call a electricity pole here) and oeps a Wosh ( thanks Rhoody for the expresion) of wind and you ( WE !!) have a short circuit . Some peopple may think I have a short circuit ( or missing the last final screw) but There are lots of places where the supply of power is done in a more appropriate way then here. Likely NORECO could forfull the "demands"of the local people for many years ,but with the coming of foreign investors ,bigger companies ands tus MORE INCOME !! for Noreco it is time to kick their bottom..:D
    RHB :Your story ,yet so much true , might shock some people , but then again , it only shows they have been sleeping all the time and just ignored the danger lurcking within...
     
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    The reason why brown outs always happens because majority of people never complain, they just accept whatever is serve to them over the yrs ,they moan silently but never heard of ( i am not refering to any you here ,but speaking about the general population ) .So there is lacking any pressure for change and improvement of services which might help.It's a shame, a great embarrassment when you think Neg Or has geothermal power plants, infact supplying other islands but for it's own house (Dumaguete and rest) it is chronically a failure .
     
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    Gomez
    listen to rhoody
    only a fool would build property in the Phils
    unless you are prepared to lose all
    You know it is common pracrise in the Phils
    to wait for a foreigner to build a house and they will purposely build a karoke
    joint or cockpit next door so you get pissed off and maybe they acn then get the land back cheaply
    you mention peace but i doubt you would have any peace of mind owning property here
    own in your own country where its safe and only RENT here.
    ignore this advice at your own peril
     
  8. Rhoody

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    ... one opportunity is to build (or buy) something in those parks with a high gate and 24/7 security close to a city. I was visiting some before, and most of them are nice, some with swimmingpools, some small sari sari stores and they are most of the time close to a city. But at the moment it is not the way I wanna live my life, cause I need the ocean to work and live...

    cheers

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  9. garbonzo

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    I’m with Rhoody, Gomez….secure gated communities are the only way to go…I have heard dozens of horror stories all over the Visayas and beyond from people who decided they’d live ‘locally’. Even on Bohol, I was talking to a German guy a couple years ago whose neighbour took offence over him politely not financing his neighbour’s wild-eyed ‘business plan’. Everytime afterwards, when the wind was blowing in the right direction…his neighbour would burn trash without fail….and his kids, or maybe it’s him, throw rocks at the house at night…Mate, that is just one…add constantly howling dogs, karaoke till 4AM, roosters starting at 3:30, and worrying if your house was still there when you got back from shopping or dinner (and if it was unattended – your chances are not good in many places)…there is just no way me, or even my wife - now that she has lived the comfortable Australian lifestyle - would put up with it…

    We eventually bought into a nice gated community a few k’s north of Bacolod. The amenities are superb…outdoor and indoor swimming pools…indoor tennis court…parklands, well-equipped gym, clubhouse, etc…24/7 security with roving patrols. I know of one resident highly impressed by the roving security pulling a gun on someone’s loose dog while he jogged past – just in case…the dog was claimed later by a resident who left their gate open…There are a couple similar communities in Dumaguete. We looked into one but not really up to speed. Price was higher than Bacolod, and the swimming pool was still empty after three years…After reading about the power problems in Dumaguete, and the lack of decent shopping…it is a nice place to visit, and we will often, but Bacolod is miles ahead in infrastructure and anything you could possibly want is in the shops. Truth is, with perhaps the Philippines best airport, brand new (opens very soon) and five minutes away…we can be in any one of a hundred beautiful places in a few hours. Like the beach sunsets? Buy one at a thousand different resorts for a few days. I love my diving, and PAL will carry the gear for a very reasonable annual fee, so off to wherever I feel like. There are even coastal gated communities around the islands to look into - if the sunset is that important.

    Have a good look around and think about what quality of life you intend to have. It can be done….but by and large, I note that expats in gated communities are far happier long-term…...than those who don’t live in them.

    If anyone is thinking about Bacolod PM me. The very best realtor there is a close relative and she answers to me if anyone is unhappy. Which hasn’t happened yet. Happy to see people move there for the good life….
     
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    personally i'd feel a bit coloinial in those gated communities
    i think if we are here we should try and live locally
    but for me I would just never buy unless I was prepared to lose it all.
    You know it only needs a change of govnt who decide they don't like foreigners and your house is no longer yours
    the land never can be of course
    really the rent is so cheap, why buy?
    even if you are only spending 2mill
    thats at least 20 years worth of a modearte rent of 10,000 a month
    apart from which its whe n foreigners start buying that the prices start going sky high
     
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