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Living in The Philippines => Places to Visit/ Things to Do => Topic started by: tom.inbigdtexas on November 13, 2012, 11:14:22 AM

Title: Cebu dwellings on the water?
Post by: tom.inbigdtexas on November 13, 2012, 11:14:22 AM
I know this post is not in the right place... but I looked (really) and did not see a better place.

So... I saw the news story about a fire in a shanty town on stilts in Manila Bay... and I was wondering if there are any areas around Cebu with dwellings (shanty or otherwise) built on the water?     

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Officials say a fire that swept through a sprawling squatters’ colony on Manila Bay’s rim Friday May 11, 2012, has left two people missing and some 10,000 others homeless....

Many of the residents lived in shanties on stilts. Officials say people left homeless have been evacuated to a nearby sports complex.


Title: Re: Cebu dwellings on the water?
Post by: BudM on November 13, 2012, 05:30:14 PM
I know this post is not in the right place... but I looked (really) and did not see a better place.

So... I saw the news story about a fire in a shanty town on stilts in Manila Bay... and I was wondering if there are any areas around Cebu with dwellings (shanty or otherwise) built on the water?     

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Officials say a fire that swept through a sprawling squatters’ colony on Manila Bay’s rim Friday May 11, 2012, has left two people missing and some 10,000 others homeless....

Many of the residents lived in shanties on stilts. Officials say people left homeless have been evacuated to a nearby sports complex.

Hi,
Do you happen to have a link from that story?  I see AP it put out but that was back in May.  A couple of months prior to that I was out behind City Hall in Cavite City and saw a whole bunch of what they appear to be describing and I am wondering if that could have been part.  Although, I find it hard believe there was 10,000 squatters living in what I saw.  Maybe I did not see all of it.

Thanks,
Bud
Title: Re: Cebu dwellings on the water?
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on November 13, 2012, 10:45:41 PM
Tom & Bud,

Here you go! I just did a Google search and these pics came up! Says pics from Cebu!

https://www.google.com/search?q=pictures+of+homes+on+stilts+in+cebu&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=4ViiUNKFHqyXiAfkq4CAAw&ved=0CDMQsAQ&biw=1344&bih=762 (https://www.google.com/search?q=pictures+of+homes+on+stilts+in+cebu&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=4ViiUNKFHqyXiAfkq4CAAw&ved=0CDMQsAQ&biw=1344&bih=762)
Title: Re: Cebu dwellings on the water?
Post by: BudM on November 14, 2012, 09:47:37 AM
Art....I could not find the ones that I am talking about over in Cavite City.  Thanks

Let me clarify that Art since there are some pictures there.  I am talking about the link to the fire on Manila Bay.  Since Cavite City is on Manila Bay, I was curious if it was the same ones that I saw when I was out behind the Cavite City Hall.  I appreciate the trouble you go to Art and thanks for including me on the list on that other post mentioning your forum friends.  Yeah, I am a newbie but the "Bud" you mentioned was me, right?
Title: Re: Cebu dwellings on the water?
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on November 14, 2012, 10:27:56 AM
The Bud that I mentioned was you BudM, I don't know any other Bud here! And these are the photos of the fire in shanty town on Manila Bay;

http://photos.denverpost.com/2012/05/11/photos-manila-shanty-town-fire-leaves-thousands-homeless-in-philippines/35495/ (http://photos.denverpost.com/2012/05/11/photos-manila-shanty-town-fire-leaves-thousands-homeless-in-philippines/35495/)
Title: Re: Cebu dwellings on the water?
Post by: BudM on November 14, 2012, 09:34:35 PM
You sure have searches on the search engines down to a science Art.  I had not heard about that fire previously.  I see it was in the Tondo area.  Must have been a really big area and even though it was a squatter area, hate to see that happen to them.  Thanks again and thanks on both counts.
Title: Re: Cebu dwellings on the water?
Post by: tom.inbigdtexas on November 15, 2012, 07:22:07 AM
Art & Bud,

I see Art has taken care of this search task for me  :) - thanks Art.

Just for entertainment, I often Google "image" searches on a myriad of subjects I find interesting... of course, one being the Philippines.  I will sometimes Google "Philippine buildings" or "Cebu traffic" or other almost random PI subjects... and it will pull up many interesting photos that would be difficult to ever specifically search for.

If some photo interest me, I can then segway into text material tied to the photo.  That is how I ran across the AP news item I snipped and posted above... and would have no idea how to get back to the article  :-[  other than searching as Art did.

So Bud - you are lucky Art saw your post before I did, because he is clearly much better at Google searches than I am.   :)

I will try to be more careful about links.