Mindanao: State of Calamity.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

I forgot about this; I shouldn't have come home after all.

Mindanao has been having recurrent blackouts since earlier this year. The whole power supply in Mindanao is being manufactured through hydroelectric power plants, and without the water ---it's nothing. Since El Nino's been diffusing scorching heat for the past few months, the water level in the dams has dried down that hydroelectricity has been scarcely supplied to households and business establishments alike. Power would've already been a total absence if not for the government's intervention to send some power generating facilities.

In our place, electricity is being supplied by the waterfalls of Maria Cristina which is located in Iligan City, an hour drive away from our place. The blackout strikes everyday for 4-5 hours. In some places like in Davao, blackouts happen 2 to 3 times for 3-4 hours.

But then, I had totally forgotten about this issue while I was in Dumaguete. Mindanao has been in a state of calamity since early this March as declared by the government. Generators are selling best this season, but my mom is even hardly tempted. She said she can endure the blackouts that last 4-5 hours a day. But I think I can't.

Arriving at the comforts of our home, I suddenly realized how boring my few-days stay would be especially that it's Holy Week. My mom informed me that the blackouts usually hit in the afternoon. So, I've been thinking of good reads to help me through the week. I've got some unread books in my room, and maybe I can walk around for a few shots around downtown. I don't know when this "calamity" ends. All that I'm sure of is that Dumaguete is completely power-supplied, and that I'm gonna watch the much-awaited Clash of the Titans on Sunday! YEAH!!!!

10 comments:

nuts said...

my first time in your blog and was impressed with your profile!

the good side of brownout here is that, it gives you more time off from online world. reading is such a quality time!

Sendzki said...

haha ..salamat

hmmm naghahanap pa ko ng librong mababasa..hehe

KESO said...

knina ko lng nalaman ung about sa clash of the titans, hahaha. huli n ko sa balita. tsk. papanoorin ko din sya wee.

thanks sa pgdalaw sa bahay ko. haha,

I am Xprosaic said...

Pero sa Davao City wala naman akong naexperience na brownout... baka sa ibang part ng Davao... Sa South Cot. dun may brownout malala kahit may mga pagulan naman... ewan nga... nagdududa tuloy ako sa brownout na yan...

Bryan Karl said...

Clash of the Titans, cool. And good luck with the outages. May gani naa kay books to kill time.

Thanks diay sa pag-comment sa ako blog. :)

Glenn Kun said...

nice blog. panuorin ko itong clash of the titans. meron na ba nyan d2? ahaha... ay oo nga, kalalabas palamang nito. ahaha. nice. visit me back

reyjr said...

I have a colleague from Dumaguete. :) I hear it's a wonderful place to go and relax.

Have a great vacation despite the routine outages. :p If it was me, I'd go to the mall with free wifi and blog the brownout away. haha. :p

Dhemz said...

waaa...ayaw na basa ug book/s....pag blogging nalang....lol!

awwww...looking forward to see this movie....pero Rated R..we have a little one....:) balitae nalang me sa imong movie review....lol!

happy semana santa...agoy sa CDO lagi pod daw sige BO...naunsa na ang kalibutan....pastilan!

Sendzki said...

@reyrj! yep..u should consider coming here hehe

Sendzki said...

@dhemz... ---haha may na lang nakabalik na ko dumaguete...wa na BO diri haha..and yep..lantaw gyud ug Clash hehe