An accident waiting to happen

@louievill (16253)
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 (36501)
• Philippines
4 May
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 (16253)
• Philippines
4 May
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 (36501)
• Philippines
6 May
@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 (16253)
• Philippines
6 May
@ridingbet what do you miss? " Probinsyano?" , yes in the provinces it's mostly run by coops.
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@sunrisefan (16613)
• Philippines
27 Apr
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 (16253)
• Philippines
27 Apr
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 (16613)
• Philippines
27 Apr
@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 (16253)
• Philippines
27 Apr
@sunrisefan yeah, these people need to be shamed first before they actbut fast when it comes to collecting
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@DianneN (57344)
• United States
31 Oct
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 (16253)
• Philippines
31 Oct
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 (57344)
• United States
31 Oct
@louievill Glad they looked at it at least! I hope you have no quakes at all!!!!
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@louievill (16253)
• Philippines
31 Oct
@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 (118731)
• Switzerland
27 Apr
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 (16253)
• Philippines
27 Apr
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 (118731)
• Switzerland
27 Apr
@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 (16253)
• Philippines
27 Apr
@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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• Lakewood, Colorado
28 Apr
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 (16253)
• Philippines
28 Apr
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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• Lakewood, Colorado
28 Apr
@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 (16253)
• Philippines
28 Apr
@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
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 (16253)
• Philippines
27 Apr
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
@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 (16253)
• Philippines
28 Apr
@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 (7313)
• India
22 May
Omg.... They're careless like our India
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@louievill (16253)
• Philippines
22 May
Our government have many similarities
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@ShifaLk (7313)
• India
23 May
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@louievill (16253)
• Philippines
23 May
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
27 Apr
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 (16253)
• Philippines
27 Apr
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 (24950)
• Singapore
28 Apr
@louievill yes, best is to get someone who has influence with the local government.
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@louievill (16253)
• Philippines
28 Apr
@scheng1 another good one
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@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
12 May
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 (16253)
• Philippines
12 May
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 (27969)
• Philippines
13 May
@louievill Yes, you have to convince your neighbors to complain as well.
@SIMPLYD (74910)
• Philippines
9 May
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 (16253)
• Philippines
13 May
Yes the Barangay and the Homeowners Association since I live in a private village.
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@SIMPLYD (74910)
• Philippines
15 May
@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 (2163)
• Nairobi, Kenya
31 Oct
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 (16253)
• Philippines
31 Oct
There is definitely something wrong with them when it comes to responding.
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@Paige32 (1603)
24 Oct
Is it possible to make a post of this issue on a website that gets a lot of attention in your country? This method works a lot in getting authorities to do he right thing.
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@louievill (16253)
• Philippines
24 Oct
Posting on social media is effective, I think authorities have decided that it is not that dangerous yet, I saw one that had a lot more lean and they placed another post beside it as support,
@kepweng (5939)
8 Sep
hows the updates on this my friend is the government already fixed this?
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@louievill (16253)
• Philippines
8 Sep
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 (6426)
• Canada
8 Jun
It does look unsafe, I hope they come out soon to take care of it
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@louievill (16253)
• Philippines
8 Jun
Really hope so too, before typhoon season comes
• Philippines
13 May
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 (16253)
• Philippines
13 May
That is exactly what I was saying, think it already reached barangay level.
@thelme55 (11552)
• Germany
13 May
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 (16253)
• Philippines
13 May
I really wish too, the cables should be underground by now same as what they do in up scale villages like Ayala Alabang
@prashu228 (22218)
• India
9 May
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 (16253)
• Philippines
9 May
They should, that is their responsibility
@marlina (60950)
• Canada
28 Apr
I would be be CONSTENTLY on their backs. Keep calling. It is a dangerous situation.
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@louievill (16253)
• Philippines
28 Apr
I would involve the concerned parties, more voices are better than one I guess.
@ilocosboy (32117)
• Philippines
27 Apr
It's better to be pro active than waiting for accident to happen
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@louievill (16253)
• Philippines
27 Apr
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