Philippine Island Times Adventures of an American expat in the Philippines

September 29, 2009

High and Dry

Filed under: siquijor — Donald @ 5:05 pm

I’ve gotten a few emails from people asking about the flooding, so I thought I’d post here to let everyone know things are fine in Siquijor. Manila’s lousy drainage system is chronically plugged with the plastic wrappers and other junk everyone just tosses into the streets, so it floods every year at this time. Saturday they had about 13 inches of rain in six hours and lots of people died.

I had to go to Dumaguete Friday to get money and fix a visa problem. Ferries were canceled the next day, but that was just a little inconvenience. I caught the first one Sunday for a slightly wild return trip.

Tuesday I leave for Mindanao where I am scheduled to speak at a peace symposium. People keep telling me that there are two more typhoons on the way, but I know they are lying. Even Ondoy (the preferred Filipino tag) was only a tropical storm.


  1. Thanks have been concerned. We placed Kitty in an Alzheimers Unit in Savannah 9/1. She seems content and is adjusting better than me. I seem to always feel guilty and I miss her very much,

    Uncle Roy

    Comment by Uncle Roy — September 30, 2009 @ 12:09 am

  2. Sad to hear that, Uncle Roy. What an awful illness, for Aunt Kitty, you, and all the family. I’m sure you have been doing everything possible and I doubt any decision could feel like quite the right one just now. Don’t forget to take care of yourself too.

    Comment by Donald — October 2, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

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