Why flood master plan will be complet...

Why flood master plan will be completed in 2035

There are 9 comments on the ABS-CBN News story from Jun 19, 2013, titled Why flood master plan will be completed in 2035. In it, ABS-CBN News reports that:

The Department of Public Works and Highways on Wednesday explained why Malacaang's master plan to solve massive and perennial flooding in Metro Manila will take about 22 years to complete.

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idiots united

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jun 19, 2013
It depends on how it is going to be managed. If it's mano mano or using a weed whacker on a job that requires a Honda mower then it's going to take a very long time. I seen how they constructed a house they were using a small light dull machete to cut the roots of a tree LOL! nothing will get done for the flood season next year.
Truly Pilipino

Manila, Philippines

#2 Jun 19, 2013
I really wish the city would build the SMART tunnel like in Kuala Lumpur, where the tunnel have double function as a tunnel to bypass intersections, crowded streets and underground canal when the city is flooded. I was really impressed the first time i went through it, i thought it was simply a highway until my Malaysian friend told me that it was also a canal! It's very effective and modern, and it solves TWO problems at the same time! As seen from the one in Malaysia, it doesn't take 22 years to build it.
crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#3 Jun 19, 2013
They should box all the water when it rains or flood. All the residence should require to have tank in every houses.Collect all the rain and use them to water plants, trees during summer time. All Buildings have their own underground water tanks. Widen all the drainage and make it deeper. and make a kind of tunnel to let the water flows back to the rivers or ocean. Install a retaining concrete walls like really deep and wide and thick. Bay sides should not be build with building but instead put mangrove around, trees from 1 kilometers away. It should have an elevated wide sidewalks down-looking mangroves, trees in it.
crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#4 Jun 19, 2013
Before doing anything, all the people who lives in the area should be relocate to other area that is far away from the water. The housing for the people should be elevated so that when it's typhoon it won't get damage from the flood or earthquake Don't just build cheap materials because you're just wasting time and money.

Give people a penalty if they throw garbage around or put them to collect garbage for the whole day or weeks as a form of punishment if they're being so stubborn.
amc

San Juan, Philippines

#5 Jun 19, 2013
crystal wrote:
Before doing anything, all the people who lives in the area should be relocate to other area that is far away from the water. The housing for the people should be elevated so that when it's typhoon it won't get damage from the flood or earthquake Don't just build cheap materials because you're just wasting time and money.
Give people a penalty if they throw garbage around or put them to collect garbage for the whole day or weeks as a form of punishment if they're being so stubborn.
you have some good ideas. i wish youd come back and be a politician. you can do some good things for your people and at night we can be together in each others arms loving and caressing. mmmmm i adore your little peanut.:)
nyg

Concord, Canada

#6 Jun 20, 2013
That's probably a best case scenario of 22 years. It will take longer. Massive infrastructure projects like this are no joke, with the added pressure from a corrupt gov't and overpopulation. It took 25 years to bury 6km of highway in Boston, this project looks like much more work with much less resources. Probably will be done in 40-50 years.
Heressssssssssss sss kenny

Las Piņas, Philippines

#7 Jun 20, 2013
nyg wrote:
That's probably a best case scenario of 22 years. It will take longer. Massive infrastructure projects like this are no joke, with the added pressure from a corrupt gov't and overpopulation. It took 25 years to bury 6km of highway in Boston, this project looks like much more work with much less resources. Probably will be done in 40-50 years.
The world will end before the problems of Manila are solved -just smile knowingly and nod -it works for me .lol.
crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#8 Jun 20, 2013
The Philippines government should survey how many people lives in the squatters area, their origin, where people are working, whom they are working with, how many are mothers, fathers working, mother working, how many teenagers go to school, how many teenagers are not in school, what does these teenagers do etc.

They should encourage some squatters people to move back to their province if they have relatives and give them an amount of money to start life instead of spending too much money for relocating all of them. if they have relatives back to their province , ask them to be with their relatives who owns land and encourage them to go to school in Agriculture. Give them P150,000 to start life and those who has kids should go to school for free. If Filipinos spend money to buy ticket for foreign concert why don't we do that to our own people too?

Yes, this is another way how to relocate some of the people. because if we keep building more housing , these people keep coming to this place because government is doing something for them, right? So why don't we encourage some of them to move back to their relatives in their province. Give them money to start a new life. They should call all the people in that area and have a meeting. They should explain to them in a constructive ways sometimes these people are soooo sensitive that they got mad at you. let them assure that the Philippine government will help them and they need their cooperation too.

They should also be given an ID card that they were used to be in the squatter area. By just giving money only doesn't solve all their problems. The government needs help from the DSWD or some kind of person who knows how to relate to them in a very constructive way. Like call for a meeting, prepare food for them so that they all come ,(need Volunteers) they might be hungry. Then when they all come, the introduction of the meeting should be very constructive. Tell them your plan, don't hide it from them. Be sound compassionate to them. Just be honest. That's all. They should hire a good communication skills speaker like knows how to speak to them Psychologically, emotionally, physically, morally , helpfully support etc.. They need some kind of assurance.

Philippines should ban owners of the land not to let it rent to the people because that's how the squatter start building and charging them rent monthly.

The MERALCO company should not install any electricity aside from the owner of the land because most of the people who lives in squatter are topping an electricity without reporting their underground customers.

Filipinos are being mislead by the local officials because of corruption.

Filipinos are being mislead by the Business people because of corruption.They allow them to do things which is not supposed to be. They always give them a wrong information so that they could make profit out of it. In other words, they corrupted their minds.

Filipinos are too dumb honest, clueless, they can't tell the right or wrong. To them is okay.
Filipinos should be aware all their surroundings and not become a victim from unscrupulous behavior people.
amc

San Juan, Philippines

#9 Jun 20, 2013
Heresssssssssssssss kenny wrote:
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The world will end before the problems of Manila are solved -just smile knowingly and nod -it works for me .lol.
ohhh yes... 35 years is just for the plan..hahahahahaha

wouldnt surprise me if the only ones to survive mankinds insanity is the fils.

:)

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