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How much more worse?

From the time I posted my Venice of the south? piece last April, Davao City has had a couple more floods, and Dabawenyos simply accept it as a fact of life here. But the other night’s flash flood — and the rain wasn’t even that heavy — caused loss of lives (25 as of this […]

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Venice of the south?

Last Tuesday, parts of Davao City were inundated by floodwaters brought on by heavy rains that lasted for a few hours. Thousands of people were stranded that night, a lot of cars got bogged down with engine trouble, and many restaurants, other establishments and homes got flooded in. When it rains steadily for more than […]

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Hating the rain…

At the threshold of summer… and it’s raining. I hear from my friends in Manila that it’s getting really hot over there, but here in Davao it’s been raining too much. Not that I’d rather it was hot here. But, the rain’s dampening my spirits. I’ve never really liked the rain — it’s always caused […]

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