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Sunday, July 5, 2015

WHICH PARTS OF METRO MANILA ARE NOT PRONE TO FLOODING? lists down Metro Manila areas you can expect to be safe and dry in the coming monsoon season

The arrival of monsoon season in the Philippines can be an issue of safety for people living in flood-prone areas. But even as we prepare for the heavy rains to protect our families and homes from inundation, our best defense really is prevention, which means right from the home-choosing stage, we have to know which areas to consider not just for proximity and real estate value, but its susceptibility to flooding.

To help in your search for a home that will keep you as safe from flooding as possible, has put together a list of some of the places in Metro Manila with low to moderate risks of flooding. Information was gathered from sources such as and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau’s Geohazard Map of the Philippines.


Over half of Caloocan’s towns both in the north and south part can be considered low- or moderate- risk areas in terms of flooding. Two of these are Monumento, which is famous for the monument dedicated to Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio, and Bagong Silang, which is considered as the country’s largest barangay.

Las Piñas

A number of barangays in Las Piñas pose only a moderate risk of flooding to its residents. Poblacion, for one, is the location of Saint Joseph Parish, where the famous Bamboo Organ can be found. Another well-known town is BF international, a gated community that’s fast becoming a foodie paradise.   


Some of the most prominent areas in Makati—namely, Forbes Park, Bel-Air, and Dasmariñas Village—belong in the low-risk categories in relation to flooding. Also considered low- to moderate- risk are the barangays of Cembo, Bangkal, and Magallanes, which are located close to EDSA.


Malabon’s terrain makes it constantly prone to flooding during heavy rains, high tides, and dam overflows. However, the areas of Acacia, Potrero, Tugatog, Santolan, and Longos can be considered as moderate-risk areas, being slightly farther from the Navotas and Tullahan rivers.


Highway Hills, which is one of the busiest locations of the city, is one of Mandaluyong’s low-flood-risk areas. Another is Wack-Wack Greenhills, which houses the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club, as well as SM Megamall and Shangri-La Plaza.


While the entire city of Manila remains constantly affected by flooding because of the numerous bodies of water running through it, there are a few relatively safer areas of the city, such as Santa Mesa as well as the old, walled city of Intramuros.


The Shoe Capital of the Philippines is constantly plagued by flooding issues due mainly to the Marikina River, but the areas of Fortune, Parang, and Barangka manage to pose only a moderate risk to residents due to rising water levels.


Generally, Muntinlupa’s exclusive gated communities are relatively safe from flooding, including Ayala Alabang and Alabang Hills. The business districts of Filinvest Corporate City and Madrigal Business Park, both of which are master-planned communities, are also considered low-flood-risk zones as well.


Navotas is prone to flooding because of the bodies of water running through or surrounding it, such as the Manila Bay and Navotas River. Still, some towns make it to the list of low- to moderate- flood risks, namely Sipac-Almacen, Tangos, San Jose, Daanghari, Navotas West, Navotas East, and North Bay Boulevard North.


Water surging from Manila Bay could cause flooding in surrounding areas, but a larger part of the city are not usually extensively affected. One is BF Homes, well-known for its food hub along Aguirre Street. Other barangays include Don Bosco, Sun Valley, Moonwalk, San Antonio, Merville, Sto. Niño, and Vitalez.


While 42 out of Pasay’s 201 barangays are considered flood-prone areas, there are several well-known locations in the city where the effects of flooding might be at a minimum. These include Newport City and Bay City, two master-planned estates famous for malls, condos, and casino resorts.


Pasig River, Marikina River, and the Manggahan Floodway are the main cause of flooding in most of the city’s barangays, save for a few. Oranbo and Kapitolyo, both considered low- to medium-risk areas, are famous for their thriving food centers. San Antonio, another low-risk town, contains several prominent businesses close to the Ortigas Business District.


Due to its almost sea-level elevation and its proximity to the Taguig River, all 10 Pateros barangays are constantly at risk of floods, with the exception of San Roque, Sto. Rosario-Silangan, Magtanggol, and Santa Ana.

Quezon City

For a place of Quezon City’s size, one is assured to find a barangay or two that’s at low risk for flooding. Some of these areas include the Scout area in Timog Avenue, New Manila, Loyola Heights, Batasan Hills, and the business district of Eastwood City.

San Juan

Most of San Juan’s towns are considered low- to medium-risk flooding areas including Little Baguio, one of the busiest areas of San Juan, as well as Greenhills, known for discount shopping.


Bonifacio Global City is perhaps the most famous area in Taguig that experiences little to no flooding because of its underground drainage detention system. Other barangays to consider are Tanyag, Upper Bicutan, North Daang Hari, South Daang Hari, and Western Bicutan.


In the event of heavy rains, flooding will most likely occur due to the overflowing of the Polo and Tullahan rivers, but several towns are able to keep from becoming excessively flooded, such as Mapulang Lupa, Ugong, Punturin, Bagbaguin, Bignay, Gen. T. de Leon and Paso de Blas.



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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Five simple rules for building the ultimate man cave

Not sure how to begin creating your personal lair? Here’s your guide to setting up the perfect testosterone-powered chamber.

To dads who toil away at the office and at home most of the time, Father’s Day is a welcome respite from the fray. It’s also one of those days when you can get away with a lot of things, like finally working on the man cave you’ve always dreamed of.

A man cave is a guy’s getaway; his own zone away from the fuss and frills of the entire home. It’s the place where he can hole up and hibernate for as long as he can, and is pretty much a wife- and children-free spot where he can do what he wants (within reason, of course).

Sounds like a dream, right? If you think it’s time to cash in your get-away-with-something card and put together your private hideaway, here are five things to keep in mind before you start.

Choose a room in the house

It can be your house’s basement or attic, or even half of (or the entire) garage. Whichever room you want to transform, consider how big it is and what you plan on turning it into. And make sure it’s actually an available space you won’t be using anymore; it’s going to be a hassle when you finally set up your man cave, only to dismantle it because you need the area for storage.

Decide on a theme

Are you a sports nut, a gaming enthusiast, or a movie buff? Your hangout can be anything you want—it’s your sanctuary, after all. You can turn it into a sports bar, a video-game arena, a mini-theater, or even an old-fashioned gentleman’s club where you can swill scotch and talk about the weather with friends all day. Picking a theme early on will help you go into the nitty-gritty, from choosing between a pool table and a juke box, as well as the color scheme and furniture.

Map out your idea

Before taking a sledgehammer to your walls, you need a plan of attack. Start by measuring the dimensions of the room and plotting it out on graphing paper. Section off the space and determine what to put or build into each corner or side, and be as detailed as you can. Be sure to create a timeline of the things you have to do so you don’t take too long on one particular step.

Work out your spending

Itemize what your man cave needs and set a certain amount you’re willing to spend for them. Add about 15 percent to that amount to cover any unexpected spending because you can bet there will be. And be realistic; it’s easy to go overboard and lose track of your expenses in the process, so if your budget won’t permit that massive Jacuzzi with a built-in TV, don’t push it. Also, consider second-hand items from friends and family, thrift shops, garage sales, and online selling sites to stay within your budget.

Get help

Unless you’re a true-blue Jack-of-all-trades, you can’t do absolutely everything yourself. And if your design involves electrical and plumbing work and you don’t have the skills for them, Google and YouTube can only get you so far. Contact a professional for each phase of the work you need assistance on. Want to save money? Find friends with construction skills who are willing to work for pizza and beer.

Being able to put your feet up in your home within a home takes careful planning and hard work, so don’t jump into it without a thought-out strategy. Once everything’s in place, you’ll have an escape, a place where you and your buddies can be yourselves and, ultimately, the happiest place on earth.


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