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Discussion in 'Dumaguete City' started by Phillippinesfan, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. dadof3at1ce

    dadof3at1ce DI Member Veteran Marines

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    Ha who knows.

    They just bought out the big parcel next to us and my wife has had family have to move because they have been bought out. Some are worried about where they are going to live now.

    For me I am enjoying the quietness when we are there and worry about the increased traffic and noise it will inevitably bring. However I am also hopeful it will bring some more modern amenities to the area since we are just a bit outside Bacong proper.
     
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    The diversion road started over 10 years ago and guess who the mayor was then??
     
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    I was optimistic about things like this when i first came here but now........
     
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  4. Dutchie

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    It seems the project is quite popular with local government officials, the claims made to promote this land reclamation suggest a certain eagerness to convince the population this is good for them and for the city.
    "It will solve unemployment" , "It will stop the brain drain" , " It will propel Dumaguete into independent city status".
    Apart from the last claim (which seems pretty near anyway), these seem more pie in the sky than realistic.
    If Dumaguete wishes to grow its economy long term then investments in infrastructure are key to achieve that, not a sliver of "new land".
    To name just a few: a better harbour with container handling facilities, improved roads so as to ban heavy trucks from downtown and ensure better traffic flow, reliable electric grid, reliable water supply that citizens can rely on for drinking water, competitive internet speed and rates.
     
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    Where are the brains to drain???
     
  6. Dutchie

    Dutchie DI Forum Adept Showcase Reviewer Veteran Army

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    Well, we could start a discussion about the quality and effectiveness of the education system in this country, but it goes without saying that Dumaguete's 4 universities produce plenty college degree holders every year, and it stands to reason to assume that many of those graduates will currently seek employment somewhere else (read in the NCR or Cebu City).
     
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    I agree - the educational system here produces many graduates at all levels - with fancy costumes and pieces of ribboned paper, their smiling faces displayed outside the educational establishments. They fill the hospitals (for example) and are subject in this Forum alone to much criticism. They go abroad and have to be re-trained in many cases.
     
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    eskirvin DI Member Blood Donor Veteran Navy

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    Ouch!
     
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  9. Dutchie

    Dutchie DI Forum Adept Showcase Reviewer Veteran Army

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    The Enquirer today published a story about the vote Dumaguete's council took on wednesday to grant the mayor permission to enter into a contract for the project. Interestingly, out of 920 "what is your reaction" votes on the article, 98% indicated they were "angry".
    It would seem to me those councilors have some work to do to get re-elected.
     
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