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Contributions By Members => Central Philippines VISAYAS => Topic started by: Frosty on March 23, 2014, 10:39:29 PM

Title: Rebuilding on Bohol
Post by: Frosty on March 23, 2014, 10:39:29 PM
this is for anyone hanging around Bohol.
I can find very little information on the rebuilding going on after the earth quake.
What kind of progress are they making?
If you could post some pictures or know of any links to news about the rebuilding process could you let me.
Title: Re: Rebuilding on Bohol
Post by: fred on March 23, 2014, 11:28:37 PM
We have a 3 story building going up now..
We shipped in all of our skilled workers from Manila as its nigh on impossible to get them here on Panglao as they are ALL working.
What does that tell you?
Title: Re: Rebuilding on Bohol
Post by: shortman on March 24, 2014, 08:26:44 AM
Read an article where they claim that an earthquake is possible based upon a 200 (if i remember what i read) year old span; i really thought that was it, the 7.2, but they are talking about worse; i have noticed that many constructions have continued here; apartments near me are going on as if nothing has happened; however, the ones i know (foreigners) who lost their homes or suffered bad damage are taking their time;.. my friend on pangangan island at calape lost a brand new house;.. for the record though, you can't live your life in fear of events or you will never get anything done..... a house i built years ago stood the quake well at loon...... hope this helps.
Title: Re: Rebuilding on Bohol
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on March 24, 2014, 11:42:19 AM
After a natural disaster, I applaud and praise those who are determined to get their lives back to normal, which is truly a long daunting task, because it takes patience, perseverance, time and money!
The only problem is, is the eyesore of debri and waste left behind after a disaster! Who will dispose of it, how and where? Japan is a resourceful country still disposing of their debri and waste, but it has been costly and time consuming!
It may be a long time in coming to get nature's beautiful scenery and or infrastructures back to one's region after a natural disaster without help from one's own government and or other neighboring countries! (

Millions of tonnes of waste were estimated to have been generated by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. With natural disasters becoming more common, should nations have better prepared infrastructure and plans to cope with such quantities? And what about recycling opportunities?

Debris and waste are unavoidable by-products of natural and anthropogenic disasters. Waste management in the aftermath of major disasters is complicated by the priority for life saving and safety efforts. Then comes the interrelated concerns associated with availability of disposal capacity, availability of treatment or recycling/reuse options, transport of wastes, access to waste management facilities, environmental hazards, financial responsibility, and ownership related legal and ethical issues.

The most significant issue in the management of disaster debris is the sheer magnitude of waste materials generated in major disasters. The total amount of waste and debris from the March 11, 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami is estimated to be between approximately 70 and 180 million tonnes, based on early reports in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.
Title: Re: Rebuilding on Bohol
Post by: Frosty on March 29, 2014, 08:58:50 PM
Thanks for the info.
We been trying to get a fence repaired and the price that we were quoted was more then twice what it should be it must be because everyone who knows how to do that type of work are already working.