Pedring: Mindanao’s Unconventional Promoter

27 Sep
Is Pedring trolling us?

As we commemorate Ondoy’s 2nd year anniversary, we boast the lessons learned from the disastrous event. Pedring comes sweeping almost all of Luzon like an unannounced but anticipated post test we students dread. And perhaps an unconventional promoter?

We know Pedring (international name: Nesa or Nesat) is the 16th typhoon to visit the Philippines. It has winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA).

Residents ride on a boat as they evacuate their homes amid rising flood waters in San Mateo, Rizal, east of Manila

According to reports we can read all over the web and hear all over the news, typhoon Pedring has caused substantial damages, particularly in Luzon regions. Several areas have lost power supply, some roads barricaded by landslides and flooding, falling trees, ruined plantations, missing residents and some casualties.

Near Manila Bay

It’s just right that we send our sentiments and whatever help we can to the many displaced, injured, hungered and even killed by the storm.

Meanwhile, in Mindanao:

Mt. Apo
Sarangani Bay
Seven day weather forecast

Oh, look! Basically, we’ll be having sunny to cloudy weather with chances of rain.  Yes, Mindanao is still part of the Philippines. It’s the second-largest and the most southerly island, with a very different feel from the rest of our country. You can even say it’s even almost otherworldly.

Only in Mindanao

Often dubbed as Ang Lupa ng Pangako (The Land of Promise ), Mindanao comfortably sits in the southernmost region of our country. Being in the heart of the Asia-Pacific region, we can say Mindanao has become a “gateway to opportunity” for Philippine and international investors eyeing opportunities in agribusiness, industry, and tourism.

Mount Matutum in South Cotabato

Where else is there to go? The Philippines is amazingly beautiful but Pedring is but 1 of 25 typhoons expected to visit annually. Look here! Mindanao is waiting with open arms!

Seriously, we don’t have to put up with bad weather.

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10 Responses to “Pedring: Mindanao’s Unconventional Promoter”

  1. tiinayy 09/28/2011 at 6:51 am #

    You, my friend, should be Mindanao’s ambassador. Cheers.

    • Isko 09/29/2011 at 11:23 am #

      Do you really think so? Thanks :D

  2. Paolomer Corleone 09/28/2011 at 2:43 pm #

    Isko, what a great job in writing a blog such as this I can smile at things but this, this is so positive thinking about life. Despite the super bad weather out there you are giving your readers, Filipinos mostly an idea that after the storm there is a sunshine. I want to go to the places on the pictures above and I wish someday I can. Keep it up Isko! I will add your blog to my blogroll.

    • Isko 09/29/2011 at 11:19 am #

      Thank you po. I gain pleasure in the fact that people actually read and like my posts. I really appreciate your comment :D Please feel free to share :D

  3. Paolomer Corleone 09/29/2011 at 2:49 pm #

    No, the pleasure is all mine. Please take your time to read my posts as well. Maraming salamat kaibigan.

    • Isko 09/29/2011 at 11:30 pm #

      will definitely do!

  4. Paolomer Corleone 10/01/2011 at 3:53 am #

    Thanks! ulit

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