Thursday, May 10, 2012

Philippines will not import rice on 2013

This came out of today's issue of the Business Mirror. Never mind that the front page also featured the newspaper owners fight against the president of the condominium where he is currently staying. I met one of his sons, a few times, and I got the impression that they are a cent family.

Anyway, those who profited from the government's decades long importation run will be dipping into a dry well next year. The government is supposed to have increased production of the farmers by completing a lot of irrigation facilities. I hope that they continue doing that with the increasing temperature nowadays, I expect some decline in individual farmer production if they do not apply remedies to the intense heat. I remember listening to this guy who saved money in Manila and sent it to his parents so they can plant sugarcane. The intense heat dried what his father planted.

Oh my..

Monday, May 7, 2012

X'Mas ends late in the Philippines

Five months after Christmas, I was finally able to remove the led Christmas lights attached to my window sill. I really did not want to remove them as I like to see the lights twinkle at night. My nights are bright and festive that way. It’s like having Christmas during summer. I had to tell myself that I removing the LED lights would have me look forward to putting them up again before Christmas.

Reads Like Manila

There was a fire at a bar in Busan, South Korea recently. 9 People died due to inhalation of toxic smoke. Those who survived the tragedy said they couldn't find the exit. South Korea is known to be a conservative country. People abide strictly to their laws. 

I am thinking that the bar would have some for of commercial liability insurance quote to cover it's losses. However, lives were still lost because the customers couldn't find the exit. It makes me wonder why exits were not clearly marked. Business owners should start looking around for a commercial liability insurance quote from reputable insurance companies should something like this happen. It's one thing to lose your business over some tragedy but it's another thing to lose lives over your negligence.


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