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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Typhoon Sendong and The Politics Of The Unprepared

One of the fatal flaws that we have as Filipinos is our lack of preparation, much more preventive preparation.  The tragedy that befell CDO, Iligan, and Zamboanga was something that could have been mitigated had their respective local governments saw fit to prepare its citizens for the eventuality of floods.  One local newspaper headline had the Mayor of CDO saying that nobody warned them of the typhoon and thus they were not prepared to handle it.  I thought it was a lame excuse for the city's top executive.  Typhoon Ondoy is still fresh in everyone's memory and every city and municipality should have already put in place a plan communicated to its citizens on what to do, and what to watch out for in case there is a typhoon.  Without this critical guidance from the local officials, the citizenry were practically sitting ducks when the typhoon waters rose bringing along with it illegally cut logs that rammed into their homes wrecking havoc to property and claiming lots of lives.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Working From Home Disasters

One of the biggest misfortunes about working from home is when natural disasters occur. That and site visits.

Most of the time, the byproduct of these disasters is the loss of electricity. This means that the work at home professional like myself will have no other recourse but to run to the nearest company office where there will always be standby generators and power is assured 24/7.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hotelling

photo from josephsylvestconst.com
Since I've become a work at home professional, I have totally become paperless.  It's unbelievably liberating.  I can still remember when I worked in an office cubicle with all those binders and all those reports that I have to print out daily, monthly, quarterly. Ugh.

As somebody who never had any love for collecting all those papers, filing is, was, and forever will be my worst nightmare.  I am totally anti-filing!  Now electronic filing is an altogether different animal.  I have no problems with it.  It's just one of those things that come naturally.