And NowThe Blackout Comes

Scary day and night
@cacay1 (33002)
Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
April 8, 2016 7:32pm CST
What a distasteful moment. The announcement has just started.Someone with a megaphone roam around the streets now shouting " whole day blackout today " at 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m..Then after few minutes current no more. I still continue Mylotting for my lap top is full and my wi fi full. I may be able to reply your nice interaction in the evening here once current is back. This is now the beginning of the Calvary of the people in Mindanao and other places in the Philippines to suffer series of blackouts. The source of our current from the lakes : Lake Lanao in Bukidnon , and Maria Christina Falls in Iligan city are getting thinner.We have long drought here in our country. We have to be extra careful this time for the extreme temperature may cause fire. One forested area in Davao city sought help from United States to stop the fire in the mountain until now spreading.The help would arrive this day , the fire fighting planes from United States,to stop the fire that spreads almost 4 hectares now.Oh, God, scary to the max. May rain come.
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• United States
9 Apr 16
Oh no Erly..black out today or tomorrow for you. I had no idea planes from here come to your place. I am so glad they do!! This fire is terrible omg
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@Dextoi (2427)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
If I knew US Planes were coming, I would've took a ride... lol
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• United States
9 Apr 16
@Dextoi Helll yeah!!
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@louievill (18981)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
4.000 American troops are now here for the annual "Balikatan" war exercises together with their Filipino counterparts, they brought a lot of equipment including planes, amphibious landing vehicles, tanks and even missiles that were live fire tested. With the enhanced visiting forces agreement, I think they would be leaving a lot of materials for the 4 or 5 bases they have chosen and they would man on a rotational basis, hand in hand with our troops , so God bless our countries
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@brokenbee (7906)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
I hope it will rain there. I know how hot it is nowadays. I hope we will not have blackouts these coming days.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Apr 16
@brokenbee, How we pray here rain to come, it is extremely hot here almost to burn our skin.We have 4 scheduled blackouts weekly.I am thankful no more classes here, if not my goodness how could I do Mylotting in the evening hehehe.My lap top still has few minutes to survive its current I stored early morning.
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@brokenbee (7906)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
@cacay1 It's good you can still be online even if there's power outage right there. If that happens here, I could no longer log in unless I go to another town or city and rent a pc.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Apr 16
@brokenbee I charged my lap top for 3 hours to its fullest every evening. I also charged the WiFi tatoo powered by Globe.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
Oh my Hoping.for rain there
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Apr 16
@Lucky15, Rain, rain please drop for me now,lol. It is extremely hot here. You may ask your relatives if there are in Cagayan de Oro,and the dust super like by the air.
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@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
@cacay1 rai rain....come come. Quench this dry soil. Haha
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Apr 16
@Lucky15 Rain is too shy to come out and pour.
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@MGjhaud (20696)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
for real? im sorry you had to go through that. were going through the same thing but not that long. last night i slept early cause i ran out of battery. it really is not cool.. i hope it wont happen now that its too hot..
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Apr 16
@MGjaud, My lap top has still current on including my wi fi.I went to mall it is so hot here,plus dust soaring anywhere caused by road widening.
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@MGjhaud (20696)
• Philippines
10 Apr 16
@cacay1 thats too much. goin to the mall sounds good.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Apr 16
@MGjhaud Too much really, and we'll experience blackout 4 times a week,my goodness.
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@hereandthere (31982)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
i really feel bad for my fellowmen outside metro manila because where i am, we seldom have water shortage or power outages. at least it was announced, so you get to prepare and make other plans.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Apr 16
@hereandthere, I left home for malls to cool myself.My siblings go to beach and swim there for fun.We just locked our doors and gate. When we arrived home, it is blackout,I am thankful I still have current of my lap top, but it most likely want to show low bat signal few minutes from now.huh huh huh.
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• Philippines
12 Apr 16
@cacay1 i wonder where people went to cool off before moviehouses and malls were constructed?
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Apr 16
@hereandthere I think summer time before is not like summer this time. It is extremely hot this time in our country, unlike before. There was not heard of heat wave / heat stroke before.This time, there are always daily victims of heat stroke.When I was young, I can suffice the hotness of the day, this time severe, cannot be tolerated, so scary.It seems it burns our skin.
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@ridingbet (56020)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
so, are you out here now my friend? I hope you will be back soon. I like your wit.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Apr 16
!ridingbet, am back my dear and current is still on black shadow. My lap top has still few minutes current to move on Mylotting,oh so hot here.
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@ridingbet (56020)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
@cacay1 fan yourself with the abaca fan, my friend. I hope your power will be restored soon, or has it now?
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Apr 16
@ridingbet hahahaha, I went to mall my dear and eat "halo-halo" at Chowking, super fresh feeling.
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@toniganzon (51751)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
I'm so sorry that you're suffering from such shortage in your part of the country. Fortunately, Iloilo doesn't have a rotational blackout.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Apr 16
@toniganzon, Hi Toni? Good for you there. We have scheduled blackouts 4 times a week, so long suffering .We pray rain to come now.OMG so hot here in CDO.
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@toniganzon (51751)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
@cacay1 Hope it'll rain soon.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Apr 16
@toniganzon Yeah, we also hope here. I miss rain very badly.
@sharon6345 (131562)
• United States
9 Apr 16
I wish your town was not like that and I sure wish the United states would help their backyard more for sure. It's a disgrace how they have us living.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Apr 16
@sharon6345, Our city is very populous and here comes now the problem blackout due to long drought. We suffer extreme weather almost to burn our skin.
@sharon6345 (131562)
• United States
9 Apr 16
@cacay1 I wish you the best with that it really has to be hard.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Apr 16
@sharon6345 When shall rain come? Rain come now.
@louievill (18981)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
I hope they have a solution now for the problem, this has been going on for years
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Apr 16
@louievill, the problem is the source of current getting slimmer, Lake Lanao, Lake Buhi and Maria Christina Falls.It is extremely hot in Mindanao.
@TRBRocks420 (79672)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Apr 16
Praying the rain comes for you guys soon, it's very hot here too.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Apr 16
@TRBRocks, Thanks TR, it is indeed hot here.Dust also makes a showdown in the air and roads due to road widening.OMG!
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