Philippine Sewage Sucks Big Time!

@jrdnron (129)
Philippines
September 29, 2009 3:19am CST
No wonder the flood in Manila almost submerged houses not to mention people. I think one the causes to this great flood is the utterly ugly drainage/sewage system in the Philippines. C'mon guys, let's face it. The sewage in this country is pretty darn useless & downright dirty. The local government should do something about this immediately or else this disaster will happen again regarding a new developing typhoon. And people! Please throw your garbage in the proper container and not in the gutters or rivers. Look at what you've done. There's dead people out there because of your trash. I think the government should implement a mandatory recycling of trash for all citizens. This is a very serious problem.
4 responses
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
It really did sucked big this time. Imagine, the west service road here in alabang muntinlupa was recently "REHABILITATED" by the MMDa and the government. but guess what, the water level reached as high as 6 feet last Saturaday due to the 6-hour continous heavy rains. If the drainage system was good, the water would not have gone up like that.
@jrdnron (129)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
Right on, sister!
@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
I don't think even better sewage systems could accommodate all that water. I've heard that was 6 months worth or rainfall, pouring down in less than 12 hours.
@jrdnron (129)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
I totally agree to that. That's a fact. But who knows. Better sewage systems or any kind of flood precautions like the Venice Flood Gates or the Thames Barrier in London can greatly minimize the damage and save lives.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
Nobody saw this more than 24 hour rainfall brought by typhoon Ondoy... so the Philippine Sewage system is really not to be blamed... just like we cannot blame the US sewage for what happen during Hurricane Katrina... Instead of putting the blame on people, the system, the weather... we should just try to help each other... if we cannot contribute financially or by physically helping... prayers would do... pointing the finger at others surely doesn't help...
@jrdnron (129)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
Of course we saw it coming! Have you ever heard of a weather forecast? This typhoon is not the only typhoon that hit the country. We experienced hundreds or even thousands of them throughout the course of history. We already know what these forces on nature can do but the government never learned, never made any precaution (as in like better sewage/drainage system). They only take minimal action AFTER a disaster. I watch the news and the private sector is the only one making the most effort.
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• Philippines
29 Sep 09
no comment.... but you have a point -.-
@jrdnron (129)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
Well at least i got through to you.
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
I think there's really a problem in the drainage system in the Philippines, even in Davao we also experience flood but not the same with what happen to Luzon area. But I don't think poor drainage system is the only reason why we always ravage by flood. One big problem is that most of the urban areas in the Philippines lacked trees and plants anymore that will hold water. Back in the Province even if there's strong typhoon and heavy rain, we never experience a disastrous flood because we are surrounded with trees and plants. So I think we should take care of our mother nature to spare from future disasters.