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Offering Services in Davao

You might be wondering is this an advertisement, and maybe it is. As you can see, I have had this site for about 2 years. Originally, it was a free site on Google BlogSpot. After a year, with some encouragement I purchased a server service and registered my own domain. Now this is not the main reason for this article, but I want to explain a little history. I had dreams of making an income from advertisements on the site. I...

Water Service in Davao

We all need water, to drink, to wash, for laundry and many other uses. Water is needed for daily survival. The biggest need is to drink and be hydrated but we also need it for washing and laundry. In our home country, we never think about water service, it is always there. Most times if the water utility company needs to do work, they will reroute it so there is not lose of service. If there is to be a loss of service, the...

Living in Luxury in the Philippines

Living in Luxury? What does that mean? A while back a commenter said something that had bothered me. He said when he retired, he could live comfortably in America or he could live in luxury in Davao. He said, to him, it was a no brainer. In other words living here was the best decision. I have spent many hours at different times on this philosophy. In America I have lived well at times and there have been times I have lived...

Dust and Dirt and Mildew

Here in the Philippines, unless you’re in an upper scale sub-division there is old roads, open areas, planting or construction. Many places have block walls without any concrete plaster covering the block walls. Plus there are so many vehicles spewing black smoke from their exhaust. With this there is a lot of dirt, dust and soot in the air. In America, if you live in most communities, it is fully built. The streets are...

Poverty and Survival (part 2)

In the first part I mentioned about the lower end housing. This is the people that have some trade or job. Their houses are small with little extras. It is true they do have concrete walls and a roof over their head. They rent or own their home and lot. There are people that are called “Squatters” These people find a vacant piece of land and construct a shelter. There are also squatters that find a vacant home and just...

History of Architecture in the Philippines

I have been asked to write about the history of the Philippines, Mindanao and/or Davao. All I could do is the same as you since you are reading this on the internet and can search and read just as I can. One thing, because of my background, that interests me is the Architecture of the Philippines. The original peoples used native resources to build their homes. These were made from bamboo and wood and long grasses for...