8 dead after Christmas Day fires in Philippines

Dec 25, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Charlotte Observer

MANILA, Philippines Authorities in the Philippines say at least eight people are dead after two separate Christmas Day fires in the capital region.

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#22
Jan 11, 2013
 
Don the American wrote:
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Because???? The Philippines does not ground any of their electrical systems whether it be a house a building or a business. We have had Senators family die from that a few years ago at Christmas.
Well, let's leave that to the electrical engineering system how they do it. I really don't know what is the advantage or disadvantage of underground ..

Since: Apr 09

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Jan 11, 2013
 
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Well, let's leave that to the electrical engineering system how they do it. I really don't know what is the advantage or disadvantage of underground ..
Your homes electrical system is grounded. Alot of people don't understand it. Basically if you remember getting shocked alot here touching electrical appliances. The electric current you feel can cause fires. When a home is grounded which is an actual metal pole that goes 6 feet into the ground that stray current goes into the ground.

I grounded my home here and never get shocked. Bad wires can overheat and start a fire with that stray current if there is no house ground. Thailand is the same way but changing fast. Electrical businesses specializing in grounding electrical systems of homes and buildings have popped up everywhere.
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Jan 11, 2013
 
Don the American wrote:
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Your homes electrical system is grounded. Alot of people don't understand it. Basically if you remember getting shocked alot here touching electrical appliances. The electric current you feel can cause fires. When a home is grounded which is an actual metal pole that goes 6 feet into the ground that stray current goes into the ground.
I grounded my home here and never get shocked. Bad wires can overheat and start a fire with that stray current if there is no house ground. Thailand is the same way but changing fast. Electrical businesses specializing in grounding electrical systems of homes and buildings have popped up everywhere.
My house in Davao electrical wiring come directly from the street post. Not possible to have it grounded but that would be great.
amc

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Jan 11, 2013
 
ohhh damned the humanity.

shame of it all.

its priceless. its only understandable because its filipinos speaking.

its..... its..... its so normal.

homes are grounded from the electrical box to the ground via a copper rod. not from the pole , though poles are also grounded the same way.

electricity always seeks the earths grounding, so its path takes it into the earth. same way that lightening does, so does your homes electrical supply.

a copper wire attached to a copper rod will do nicely to prevent uncomfortable events in your home.

ohhhhh never mind. go ahead and wash the receptacles.

Since: Apr 09

Olongapo City, Philippines

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Jan 11, 2013
 
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My house in Davao electrical wiring come directly from the street post. Not possible to have it grounded but that would be great.
Trust me your house is grounded. Not allowed to build any home in the U.S. unless it's grounded it's the law and city code.

Since: Apr 09

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Jan 11, 2013
 
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My house in Davao electrical wiring come directly from the street post. Not possible to have it grounded but that would be great.
Sorry in Davao? Well it's not grounded but you can have it grounded problem is trying to find any electrician that understands it.

Here we always know if a foreigner had previously lived in a house because it is grounded. Ungrounded houses is the cause of fires, getting electrocuted in the shower if a hot water heater is in it.

Wiring for Christmas lights here is no good and the wires heat up and set fire to the tree or outside.

Since: Apr 09

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Jan 11, 2013
 
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My house in Davao electrical wiring come directly from the street post. Not possible to have it grounded but that would be great.
BTW an ungrounded house will ruin computers and flat screen TV's. Can't tell you how many computers come to me burned up.
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#29
Jan 11, 2013
 
No mention in any of the news stories about the 2 bars being destroyed along with the hotel.
No doubt Dave Fischer will come out squeaky clean again.
He claims the 2 fire trucks in Barrio Barreto were broken down and they had to wait 30 minutes for the fire truck from Olongapo to arrive.

Since: Apr 09

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Jan 11, 2013
 
Bakulaw wrote:
No mention in any of the news stories about the 2 bars being destroyed along with the hotel.
No doubt Dave Fischer will come out squeaky clean again.
He claims the 2 fire trucks in Barrio Barreto were broken down and they had to wait 30 minutes for the fire truck from Olongapo to arrive.
True. I live right there and Barretto fire trucks are broke.
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#31
Jan 12, 2013
 
Don the American wrote:
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True. I live right there and Barretto fire trucks are broke.
^ if people were not dying from this sheit... id be laughing my a$$ off right now

Since: Apr 09

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Jan 12, 2013
 
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
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^ if people were not dying from this sheit... id be laughing my a$$ off right now
I think they turned them into giant karaoke machines!!
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Don the American wrote:
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I think they turned them into giant karaoke machines!!
oh hahahh...im now laughing at your stupidity!!! a truck karaoke?

Since: Apr 09

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RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
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oh hahahh...im now laughing at your stupidity!!! a truck karaoke?
Fire trucks are more fun in the Philippines!!!!!
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Don the American wrote:
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Fire trucks are more fun in the Philippines!!!!!
they cant be funny if theyre broken and made in america...
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Jan 12, 2013
 
amc wrote:
ohhh damned the humanity.
shame of it all.
its priceless. its only understandable because its filipinos speaking.
its..... its..... its so normal.
homes are grounded from the electrical box to the ground via a copper rod. not from the pole , though poles are also grounded the same way.
electricity always seeks the earths grounding, so its path takes it into the earth. same way that lightening does, so does your homes electrical supply.
a copper wire attached to a copper rod will do nicely to prevent uncomfortable events in your home.
ohhhhh never mind. go ahead and wash the receptacles.
the expert is talking damned those electrical engineers who did not ground those electrical wirings visibly hanging from the street electric post connected directly to my house! Priceless when the jack of all trade speaks!
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RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
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they cant be funny if theyre broken and made in america...
^OFW apes are big talkers... talking big...while working as a servant in someone else's country
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RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
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they cant be funny if theyre broken and made in america...
as per usual... if the americans gave those trucks to you Filipinos... im pretty sure they were working at the time you received them...

probably figured you could beg for more fire trucks... once you ran these other ones to the ground

Since: Jun 11

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Jan 12, 2013
 
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My house in Davao electrical wiring come directly from the street post. Not possible to have it grounded but that would be great.
You mean you have illegal connection and don't pay for electricity LOL!!
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Jan 12, 2013
 
Best view wrote:
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You mean you have illegal connection and don't pay for electricity LOL!!
Unbalanced View is indeed crazily in need of my attention...
Did your wife left you??? This time, I will just pat your head, go back and play with your son; remember when you get pissed off your mouth becomes vicious and too many lies..........

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Jan 12, 2013
 
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
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^OFW apes are big talkers... talking big...while working as a servant in someone else's country
Oh, you're addressing your own post.. OFWS can afford to talk big because they earn their keeps...it's call "integrity" and "decent living! There is nothing wrong if they work as maids. So what??? Just mind your own business lollllllllllllllllllllllllllll llllll

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