Hello my dear readers and fellow bloggers, my country had been hit by a super typhoon… international code name Nock Ten, packed a strong winds and heavy rains with the rate of signal number 4 putting those directly hit places under calamity status. A serious national concern if you are to ask me.
Philippines is a home to great white sand beaches and natural beauty, great food sources of seafood’s and agricultural harvest. It is also the home country of the worlds famous personalities in sports and beauty where in fact the 2017 Ms Universe pageant will be held this coming January. But that is not the issue we will gonna be highlighting here but the possible turnaround solution in the event like these weather phenomena, typhoon… sitting above the equatorial belt my place is a tropical country where we experience only two types of season the wet and dry. Having a dry condition is not a problem at all as the solution lies in front of us, a trip down the shorelines we can beat the heat during summer months and it is the wet months that’s been hounding our fellowmen as continuous rains could spell flooded roads, overflowing rivers and strong cyclone winds that destroys houses, community and dreams.
Numerous times I’ve witnessed and read through newspapers that it’s like a cycle where it’s a come and go situation for them, that it seems like they just got to live with it all throughout their lives. Weather either good or bad, sunny or rainy are like the clothes we wear in our life that we got to really think a way to live with it harmoniously perhaps fittingly. It is better to think of ways to lessen if not eradicate the potential destruction it’ brings once it hit any part of the three big islands of the country. It is a wake up call to us as a professionals in the built industry to think of something that’ll benefit our countrymen. I believe we have the talent more than those consultants of foreign origin as we’ve all seen the vast reality of life of those living around the belt of our precious shorelines and even in the hinterlands.
Our government must spearhead a program aimed to help the people to have the adaptive design, cost effective construction and low maintenance houses of decent but functionality at its best by tapping the talents and resources within the country and lessen the damage anytime a typhoon hit the urban and rural areas. Rebuilding in a way it’ll stand the pressures of strong winds and flood waters or rising sea-water levels and its tributaries. This is not an easy task for the government and its people but with the right framework and adaptations of all sectors… no doubt this is the only and possible solution, if not a suggestion.. to those who are in the forefront of this battle. Weather disturbances is now in its hyperactivity as compared twenty or thirty years ago due the ill effects of denudation of mountains, over-extraction of deep water sources and waterways continuous constriction through mass dwelling of urban re-settlers in search for a greener pastures and decent life. Let us help rebuild the community not only through safe and sound infrastructure but a strong political and economical support to rebuild the lives of our countrymen for good.
A challenge where many leaders have battled it out yet fell short of the their prescribed results. A more pressing issue of urgent concern where the stats has a large discrepancy as against the war on drugs in terms of pressing needs to defy the odds every time a natural calamity strike their long suffering heart from the un-ending rift that resulted from multi-faction bickering. Who’s the best is better be known from the way we put those in the indigent minorities, where basic utilities services are still alien to their uncorrupted minds, where people are still uneducated due to presence of local bandit intrusion and harassment. Be the champion of your people by providing the eradication these challenges and reach out to those who believe they’re also the best without looking at their political parties, without looking at their beliefs, for i believe that we are all Filipinos.
No odd is defiant if there is one clear direction at the other end where ALL is looking at. – Paquito