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Discussion in 'Dumaguete City' started by tuba-coma, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. DavyL200

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    When i got here in 2011 there was always a parking space at the mall as was also easy to park in the city or boulavard,not so now. The road from bacong to valencia was still a barangay road and mostly unpaved and quiet,it was even hard to get a trike. Again different now.
    The expansion or the city and surrounding areas is happening at great speed and green areas are being lost every day here. A great shame
     
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    I think road infrastructure is a difficult one to "keep up with" as it often demands large tracts of land already owned and/or occupied. I think it would be great to see the Boulevard entirely traffic free but how do you get traffic around it? Well, maybe by building a by-pass out at sea but that is costly and would ruin the view. I can't see anything within the downtown area as possible because it is already choked with traffic.

    Reading posts from those who lived here a long time gives a real view to newcomers of what this area was like (e.g barangay road to Valencia) and how much it has changed in a relatively short period of time. Extrapolate that to another 10 or 20 years and will it still be a 'haven'.
     
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    Plans for keeping up the infrastructure..........wishful thinking, I guess.
     
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    The continued nationalistic anti/foreigner sentiment will do much to reduce future demand and limit the growth of foreign devils


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    It has to be someone's fault. Foreigners tend to be the go to answer.
     
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    This happens everywhere in other places in the Philippines (Cebu, Baguio, Siargao, Bohol). Also, any country (France, Italy, Spain... US I cannot comment too much), you would have the same experience (and comment). So that is how it goes - traffic and population is outgrowing infrastructure, specially in countries where public transport was (or is) not well developed in the first place (and if you have a "baby making machine" country). You cannot do anything about it if you want to live in an urban area (or close to it)
     
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    Have people forgotten the millions of Filipinos fleeing abroad to work?

    I think the real culprit is the burgeoning middle class.
     
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    haven't been to Dumaguete but looking forward to having a visit there soon. Thanks!
     
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    I call it: A great developement! I love it!
     
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    I dont know where you had that ecperiences here in the Philippines?
    My experiences are exactly the opposite!
    Only a lot of foereigners behave respectless, arrogant and even in a kind of racism here in Dumaguete!
    Espacially they are members of a nation, thinking beeing the biggest in the world - without any reason!:bonkers:
     
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