Corregidor in Snapshots

Spent two days in tiny Corregidor Island to see the derelict artillery guns and old ruins, and glimpse into the past lives of soldiers who served and died on the historic island.

“Corregidor Island, locally called Isla ng Corregidor, is an island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines. Due to this location, Corregidor was fortified with several coastal artillery and ammunition magazines to defend the entrance of Manila Bay and the City of Manila from attacks by enemy warships in the event of war. Located 48 kilometres (30 mi) inland, Manila has been the largest city and the most important seaport in the Philippines for centuries, from the colonial rule of Spain, the United States, and Japan and after the establishment of the Republic of the Philippines in 1946.” – Wikipedia

MMDA’s New Bus Segregation Scheme

Starting this week the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) implemented a scheme that categorized buses into three classes: A, B, and C. About time too! Traffic has always been a problem in the metro. I’ve always wondered why the MMDA didn’t implement something similar to other countries where buses have designated stops.

I hope both drivers abd commuterd cooperate so that this new strategy will work.

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Manila Bay

It’s ironic that something that is severely in need of environmental protection and rehabilitation could produce one of the world’s best sunset scenes.

Manila Bay serves as the gateway to Manila, even before the arrival of the Spaniards, and remains, to this day as an important source for commerce and industry. However, “rapid urban growth and industrialization are contributing to a decline in water quality and deteriorating marine habitats.” (Wikipedia)

Still, despite its pressing problems, Manila Bay continues to captivate those who have seen her true beauty.

All photos taken on October 31  by Ryan, a friend of mine.

Earth Hour Pilipinas

http://www.wwf.org.ph/earthhour/

Earth Hour Returns as Largest Environmental Event in History

From that website:

Since its inception three years ago, Earth Hour has captured the world’s imagination by becoming a global phenomenon. Earth Hour 2009 inspired one Billion people in 4100 cities and 88 countries to switch off. Over 10 Million Filipinos in 647 towns, cities and municipalities joined in – more than anywhere else on Earth. This year Earth Hour Philippines aims for the participation of over 15 Million Filipinos in over 1000 towns and cities nationwide.

Really? How come it’s not recognized globally? Is it because we’re from a developing country/emerging market and not one of G20 countries?