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A Call for Help – Typhoon Pablo

It has been about 5 years since the start of American in Davao. I have tried to write informative and helpful articles for my readers. I enjoy when followers of this site comment about some value they find with my posts. I try, with time permitting to answer all requests and questions with as honest information. Recently I was going to let American in Davao close since it costs money to keep the registration and hosting...

Brownout Update Info for Mindanao

With my article and comments, I decided to try to research more about the situation. I also tried to get some information about the power generation plants are on Mindanao. I also found the following report  online: Mindanao hydroelectric power plants reduce capacity to 50% By Lino De La Cruz (The Philippine Star) Updated February 14, 2010 12:00 AM ILIGAN CITY , Philippines  – Hydroelectric power plants in Mindanao have...

Rainy Season in Davao

Rainy season, I have joked about a rainy season here. In my mind, a rainy season in Asia is what I had heard of monsoon seasons in other areas where there were huge amounts of rain and it would rain constantly day after day. In the two years living here, I have seen dry hot days and then there would be a break with heavy rains. This would happen all year long. Elena told me to her, the rainy season is January and February. I...

Wonderful Weather

For me, Saturday November 21 was a wonderful day for the weather. It was cloudy, light rains at time and breezy. Best of all it was cool. Many people love the idea of the Philippines being hot. In America many people, especially as they get older, move to Florida, Arizona or Southern California for the warm or hot weather. However, in those locations, there are some seasonal changes. Here in the Philippines, they do not...

Angeles City Spared From Major Flooding From Typho...

Again, Gene Davis was kind enough to write an article for this site. Gene lives near Angeles City with his wife and child. Angeles City Spared From Major Flooding From Typhoons – by Gene Davis It seems as though Mother Nature is taking aim on the Philippines this year. Storm after storm has brought major flooding, land slides and death. Luzon was inundated with more rainfall than has been recorded in some forty years....

Tropical Storm Ketsana (Ondoy) Effects

This morning I wrote an article about the affects of Tropical Storm Ketsana (Ondoy) in Davao. If you watch the news you have seen the disaster in Manila and Luzon. You might be saying, “Why is Bruce writing about something as trivial as street flooding in Davao where the water is just a few inches deep when people are missing and drowning in Manila”? I try to write about living here in Davao. I watch the TV and...