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It’s about time that Davao will go underground electric-cable wiring all through out downtown streets of the city. The head guy at the Davao power company says it will cost Php100 Million. He continues it will increase a cent per kilowatt hour of our electricity bill here. It will be good for the city to have that cable hidden. Hopefully it will be done quicker. Gosh, I’m not looking for the traffic congestion again.

Before

Before

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Really if those wires were really hidden underground it definitely be a better sight to look at. As it is right now, the wiring’s were just looking so messy and pretty much an eye sore. A few years ago I had a nice picture (I’ts a picture of a nice building) that I shared here on LIP when we used to have the photoblog. The picture was really nice and I didn’t noticed the electricity wiring until a reader comment on it. She said “Feyma the scenery is pretty awesome except for that ugly wiring)”. I guess I was just used to it that I didn’t think about it. I’m really excited for the project to get done. I’m just not looking forward to the traffic and the delay. The area that they’re working on are the route that I will be passing through on my way to the other part of the city. So it’s going to be an interesting and long travel. I guess I will just have to put a lot of books on my phone or I will bring along with me my kindle. Reading time folks. 😉

The main places that they will cover for the project were Uyanguren, Claveria and San Pedro. I think it’s wise to have these 3 areas to have the underground electricity cable for a start, being the most foot traffic in the city. So many vendors and shoppers in that area. I’m one of them sometimes. LOL. Really that’s almost all the locations for our business related stuff. To buy our products, shipment for one of our online business. The banks that I usually go to also were near there. Other places that they need to have the underground so badly are Bajada, McArthur Boulevard and Quimpo.

Also Before

Also Before

They said the project will start next month in time for Kadayawan Festival. I can’t imagine the traffic then during the festival. More streets will be closing for sure. I know during the festival they closed up so many streets in the city. How much more then when the construction starts and in time for the festivities. Too many people will not be a happy camper then. I’m glad in my household none of us are into going to those activities. It’s just to hot and just to many people. We just stay home and watch the activities on TV. 🙂

After

After

I just hope that it will be done quickly. We’ve been fighting heavy traffic now. If from Matina area to downtown, going through Bankerohan and going through Quimpo, both road are experiencing heavy traffic now already with the project not yet stated. How much more when the project kick in.Not so looking forward for this for sure.

I’m hoping that the next project of the city will be a light rail from Toril to Tagum. We need something to ease up traffic here in the city.

Does any of you come home for Kadayawan? Welcome and Happy Kadayawan then!

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Feyma Martin is a Columnist here on the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine, she is the wife of site Publisher, Bob Martin. Feyma is originally from the Philippines, but went to the USA for 10 years after marrying Bob in 1990. Bob & Feyma moved to the Philippines to live permanently in 2000.

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Kevin Goodwin

If all the cables are buried, what will happen to all the entrepreneurs who splice into the lines sell “free” power to the neighborhood?

Time to invest into shovels.

PalawanBob
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This is the most intriguing project EVER in Philippines. There must be a better explanation than the obvious.

Fred Patterson
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All cities should follow this, very costly but pays off in the long run for sure.

AJ UK
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Hi Feyma Burying the cables will have a few effects. 1) It will hopefully stop the illegal and highly dangerous misuse of the system 2) If done properly in underground ducts it will stop any degradation to the cables from the beautiful weather we have in Davao. 3) The scenery will improve but some of the down town areas need a lot more than buried cables to improve them. A coat of paint wouldn’t go amiss! 4) It will give them the excuse to improve the road surface in the city area. Some of the junctions are in a terrible… Read more »

Jay
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Hi Feyma,

I would like to agree with all the points AJ UK made. Nice article!

Rusty Bowers
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Rusty Bowers

The spaghetti wiring is also soooooo bad to look at. Much of it isn’t even used. Globe/PLDT said they’d get rid of the spaghetti but haven’t done anything to date. They probably never will. Smart/PLDT put in fiber optic cable over a year ago. It was also underground. Yet I’ve heard that when they connect people, probably two more years, that the connects will be above ground. One step forward and two steps back. Please tell Bob that his post went out into cyber space before I could answer. We moved here because of the friendly people. Also my son’s… Read more »

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