Daily Archives: October 31, 2014

Mayor Duterte in South Korea for Davao city rail transit system

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is visiting South Korea to meet Korean investors for the light rail transit (LRT) system for Davao City. The mayor is spending his own money for his travel in South Korea.

Duterte already tapped a Korean firm Korea Engineering and Construction (KEC) to conduct a feasibility study for the said mass transport system in Davao City. The study that started September this year will run until March 2015.

“Right now, we have narrow roads that we can’t expand because we can’t buy the expensive lands [for road widening]; our only option is to have railways,” Duterte said in previous speech.

“Can you imagine if you have many buses spewing more carbon emission that contributes to pollution,” he added.

Pragmatism rules the roost:

I am sure there have been many occasions in our loves when our thinking is completely clouded with emotions. There seem to be no solution really for the problem ahead of you but if you think practically, you are sure to reach an effective solution.

There is no problem in the world that has not solution. Of course the effectiveness of the solution will vary from person to person because there are many other factors that can make the result subjective. However, the point that I am trying to make here is that when faced with problems, whether personal, emotional pr financial, one must not lose hope but strive to work towards finding a solution and then working their way out of it.

Let me give you an example:

A couple of months ago, I was out of my job because of office politics. I was so tensed because my girlfriend was pregnant and we were staying in a rented apartment and we had just enough collectively to pay rent for two more months. I was at my wits end.

I learned about trading software from one of my browser’s folder and decided to give it a shot as a last resort. The software was called Fintech Ltd. The software was amazing in the sense that in the first week of online trading I had made a big profit and in the following two weeks I had even made enough profit to be able to afford the rent for one month. I could not believe the magic. This was simply amazing.  I read up a few more software but I was never convinced enough with their explanation. I would root for this software and I have in fact recommended it to a lot of friends and acquaintances.

The Korean firm has four possible types of railed transit and four routes for Davao City. One is a monorail transit and a 13 kilometer route going through Ateneo de Davao University in Roxas Street, Abreeza Mall in Davao, SM Mall Lanang, DIHO and the Davao International Airport in Buhangin.