An accident waiting to happen

@louievill (19997)
Philippines
April 27, 2017 3:54am CST
This is a picture of an electric post that is situated very near our property, I'm not sure if you can see it properly ( took it just using my cell phone) but it's already beginning to look like the tower of Pisa. I had observed that it had been leaning slowly and gradually, I already called the attention of the authorities and the electric company but I get no response. I really feel that this is an accident waiting to happen especially now that tremors had been occurring around our country. What do you think guys? Do you think I should continually call their attention or they know more than me that it is not yet that dangerous? I hope the electric company attends to repairs as fast as they collect bills Are there situations where you are that seems like it's an accident waiting to happen?
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@ridingbet (60769)
• Philippines
4 May 17
we have many posts like that here, and it is really dangerous to pass through the road;the electric posts might drop.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
4 May 17
I wonder why Meralco with all their money does not repair it right away, earthquake and typhoon is the post's most dangerous enemies
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@ridingbet (60769)
• Philippines
6 May 17
@louievill here in my place, it is the local electric cooperative that should do all these. and we have problems for about a week now. no, not that we have sudden power disruptions (yesterday was NGCP's), but some areas do not have power, and our cable network is also not operating, and i am missing my favorite TV series. hahaha!
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
6 May 17
@ridingbet what do you miss? " Probinsyano?" , yes in the provinces it's mostly run by coops.
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@sunrisefan (21553)
• Philippines
27 Apr 17
Our electric cooperative and the local water district in our city have FB accounts and sometimes I send them a message through the said channel to report anything like localized brown-out or leaking pipes on the road and they respond accordingly as soon as they read the message.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
27 Apr 17
Think I would try this, but I wonder why it would still take an FB to finish something that is suppose to be routine, their people see this on a daily basis.
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@sunrisefan (21553)
• Philippines
27 Apr 17
@louievill They'd act immeidiately if you send a message on FB because it would be seen by many and their inaction and your rant later if they do not act would also be seen by many.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
27 Apr 17
@sunrisefan yeah, these people need to be shamed first before they actbut fast when it comes to collecting
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@DianneN (88228)
• United States
31 Oct 17
Here, one phone call and they send someone out immediately to check it and make repairs. Hope it was fixed!
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
31 Oct 17
It would probably take one whole life time in the Philippines lol, seriously I think they inspected it and deemed the lean is not yet that dangerous, one nearby that tilted more was reinforced, hope no major quakes occur.
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@DianneN (88228)
• United States
31 Oct 17
@louievill Glad they looked at it at least! I hope you have no quakes at all!!!!
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
31 Oct 17
@DianneN that's one thing with quakes, the farthest it is from the previous the nearer it gets to the next. We are also preparing for a big one cause we also have a fault line similar to California, yeah hope it never comes.
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@LadyDuck (183081)
• Switzerland
27 Apr 17
I can see that it bends and I would continue to call their attention, sooner or later it will come down.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
27 Apr 17
Yes because incase that happens it would fall very near the side part of the property, hope it does not bring down those electrical wires as well
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@LadyDuck (183081)
• Switzerland
27 Apr 17
@louievill I think you should insist, because if the electric wires come down as well, it can be very dangerous.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
27 Apr 17
@LadyDuck extremely dangerous, anyway I was thinking that they probably have a safe guard like metal inside so it won't come crushing down so they are rather reluctant, but just the same I'm not taking chances.
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• Philippines
29 Jan
maybe you can call their attention
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
29 Jan
They must have deemed it's not yet that dangerous.
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• Philippines
30 Jan
@louievill okay so they will wait until someone gets an accident oh my thats how really filipinos like its a shame
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
30 Jan
@Strawberry18 maybe it's fine till there is an earthquake
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• United States
28 Apr 17
No you are right to call my friend.. It is a danger to me, I would be afraid it would start to fall as it is doing. How worrisome for you. Despite what they say, I hope they will come to fix this. Do you want me to call them? I will.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
28 Apr 17
Hahaha..I already roused the community regarding this, " incite them and they will do the rest", thanks for the offer anyway.
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• United States
28 Apr 17
@louievill I hope they do something the whole bunch of you together may get some results. Wow it is crazy they will not come out to check this.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
28 Apr 17
@TiarasOceanView a similar electrical post nearby also tilted and they placed another shorter post beside it as support, I get the feeling their engineers know more than we do, I get a hunch that it has not yest tilted to a point for them to move, just guessing.
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• China
27 Apr 17
It looks like a wood electric post .I think the electric company neglects their duty .Here we may upload the photo to report them online.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
27 Apr 17
Actually it's a newer concrete that replaced the phased out wood my friend, I wonder if it has a steel frame for reinforcement or just plain hollow. I wish were were as efficienr as your Government.
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• China
28 Apr 17
@louievill Oh,concrete! I was under an illusion that the electric post in the picture doesn't look as thick as our concrete electric posts.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
28 Apr 17
@changjiangzhibin89 a long time ago electric posts here were wood but everything had already been upgraded, thinner maybe because we have a lesser density of people who connect compared to China.
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@ShifaLk (8533)
• India
22 May 17
Omg.... They're careless like our India
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
22 May 17
Our government have many similarities
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@ShifaLk (8533)
• India
23 May 17
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
23 May 17
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
27 Apr 17
Perhaps they have called the contractors to come and rectify it, but the contractors will have to arrange for men to do the job, and maybe to order the materials too. It takes time, but there is no harm for you to call the newspaper reporters, call the local government and call the police to look into it.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
27 Apr 17
those are very good suggestions, I would decide what course of action later and maybe involve some residents that might be affected.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
28 Apr 17
@louievill yes, best is to get someone who has influence with the local government.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
28 Apr 17
@scheng1 another good one
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• Trinidad And Tobago
13 Feb
That do look dangerous. I think even if they deem that the post is ohay, they are supposed to trim the tree branches around it. What is the reason they are ignoring your calls?
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
13 Feb
I guess they have there own way of computing strength, another pole nearby that's more bent had already been reinforced by erecting a shorter pole beside it. Hope this would be next.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
17 Feb
@louievill Strange that they should be so lax. In TT the electricity van responds promptly, mainly because they have been sued hundred of thousands of dollars! That pole is just an accident waiting to happen and making someone very rich. Good your calls were recorded.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
12 May 17
Is it Meralco? I think you should call them again and demand an explanation why they don't take necessary steps.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
12 May 17
Yes it's meralco, it's a big problem, I think it's better also that the barangay and home owners association is involved.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
13 May 17
@louievill Yes, you have to convince your neighbors to complain as well.
@SIMPLYD (84946)
• Philippines
9 May 17
Maybe you should call the attention of your barangay captain. That's his responsibility - to see to it that the residences have safe areas around them.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
13 May 17
Yes the Barangay and the Homeowners Association since I live in a private village.
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@SIMPLYD (84946)
• Philippines
15 May 17
@louievill That is good then. They should do their responsibilities. If something bad happens because of that , it will be them who can be blamed.
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@nangayo (2325)
• Nairobi, Kenya
31 Oct 17
Call then again and again before it causes an accident to you who are passing around the area. I do not know what is wrong with these companies nowadays they take too long to respond to matters or complaints.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
31 Oct 17
There is definitely something wrong with them when it comes to responding.
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@kepweng (19191)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
8 Sep 17
hows the updates on this my friend is the government already fixed this?
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
8 Sep 17
No action but the one that's worst near by already has support, perhaps they know it's not that dangerous yet (i hope) cause it has already been reported several times
@Freelanzer (9497)
• Canada
8 Jun 17
It does look unsafe, I hope they come out soon to take care of it
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
8 Jun 17
Really hope so too, before typhoon season comes
• Philippines
13 May 17
Can you imagine what could happen if an Earth Quake or a Huge Typhoon? Is it possible to coordinate with the Barangay or the municipality regarding the problem.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
13 May 17
That is exactly what I was saying, think it already reached barangay level.
@thelme55 (15229)
• Germany
13 May 17
I have seen a lot of these electricall posts when I was there in the Philippines. Horrifying? How I wish the company repairs right away like how they collected the bills.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
13 May 17
I really wish too, the cables should be underground by now same as what they do in up scale villages like Ayala Alabang
@prashu228 (25516)
• India
9 May 17
yes , but the electrical department people attend the problems as soon as they receive the complaint. Its dangerous they should take action soon
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
9 May 17
They should, that is their responsibility
@marlina (79717)
• Canada
28 Apr 17
I would be be CONSTENTLY on their backs. Keep calling. It is a dangerous situation.
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
28 Apr 17
I would involve the concerned parties, more voices are better than one I guess.
@ilocosboy (39139)
• Philippines
27 Apr 17
It's better to be pro active than waiting for accident to happen
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@louievill (19997)
• Philippines
27 Apr 17
That is very true but I feel so helpless all I can do is report, I wish I had super powers like Superman I would fix that myself