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NETIZENS BASH DPWH: ‘Never-ending’ repair of Aganan Bridge hit

first_imgAnother worried netizen, “VesperLynd”, posted on Facebook: “Grabe angtrapik bala, lalo na dira sa school zone sang Pavia, delikado sa ga-elementarynga mga bata. Tani may extra nga traffic personnel nga maga-assist.” Dino Tarrazona Masangcay agreed. Hewrote: “Bwesit ‘ni, kadelikado ‘ni klasetaytay.” DPWH started repairing Aganan Bridgeonly late last year although it had been showing signs of deterioration formonths prior – a regular occurrence since the bridge was expanded from twolanes to four lanes a few years ago. On the other hand, Edwin Portillo,posted, “Ayusin nyo ‘yan ha, kahuluya gidkamo sa DPWH! Engineers kamo o gin-gineers? Inubrahannyo daw iya sang hubog nga tawo! Tapal lang nga tapal obra nyo!” These constant repairs are makingpeople wonder about the quality of the bridge’s construction and its safety. Facebook user Aileen AgueroTigley suggested the repairmen do overtime work: “Kung ginadalian ‘ni, tani may naga-overtime man sang pag-ubrahanay. Pero pirmi mo agyan workinghours wala pa tawo…San-o ‘ni matapos ila ubra? Daku na nga abala sa tanan.”/PN Facebook user Manny Celis posted,“DPWH isa sa pinakakurap na ahensya kagobyerno…mga haslo…” A few years ago the bridge wasexpanded to four lanes following the widening of the highway going to theIloilo Airport. ILOILO – Can’t the Department ofPublic Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 6 work fast to finish therehabilitation of Pavia, Iloilo’s poorly-constructed Aganan Bridge thatconstantly needs repairing? Disgusted people have gone online to express theirfrustration. The four-lane Aganan Bridge inBarangay Aganan, Pavia links the highway from Iloilo City to the Iloilo Airportin Cabatuan town. Its closure due to repairs and the resulting rerouting ofvehicles have caused traffic congestion – a major inconvenience to people goingto the Iloilo Airport from the city and vice versa, and to those transportinggoods. Aganan Bridge is relatively youngthough. It was originally a two-lane bridge reconstructed sometime in 2008-2009after typhoon “Frank” destroyed it. No less than then President GloriaMacapagal-Arroyo was invited by then Pavia mayor Arcadio Gorriceta toinaugurate it. “Indeed, something is wrong with thebridge. Laging sumasayaw ang asphaltoverlay nya. Maybe they have tothoroughly check what went wrong,” posted Facebook user “Antares Wein”. What is currently undergoing repairare these two new lanes of the bridge although the other lane has also startedshowing signs of deterioration. “DPWH Region 6…sabat,” demanded Whoamie Del Cruz on Facebook. On Saturday, Pavia’s Mayor LawrenceAnthony “Luigi” Gorriceta theorized that aside from “old age”, another factorthat contributed to the damage of the bridge was the number of trucks passingit, particularly overloaded heavy vehicles. Some netizens sought explanation fromDPWH Region 6 currently headed by Director Lea Delfinado whose office had notsaid anything about the state of Aganan Bridge despite the public uproar. Another netizen, “Tor Tol” observed: “Pirme lang na di’ ‘ya may construction sa taytay nga ‘ni. Ubra nga ‘dimatapos-tapos. Hungod sa kalag?” Facebook user Jhon Paul Guamenexpressed his frustration, too: “Nauna pasa bulsa ang budget ka project kaysa sa i-gastos mismo sa project.” A netizen warned concerned governmentofficials of comeuppance. Posted Carlito Diaz: “Tama na…sobra na nga pangurakot. May karma bala.” “Never-endingrepair,” commented Facebook user Leo Pert Fandinola. Frustrated netizens suspected thatcorruption tainted Aganan Bridge’s construction. “The longer the construction, moremoney for greedy individuals and politicians both from the local governmentunit and DPWH,” a Facebook user with the handle “Polo Marco” posted yesterday. IN PERPETUAL STATE OF REPAIR. The Department of Public Works and Highways started repairing Aganan Bridge in Pavia, Iloilo only late last year although it had been showing signs of deterioration for months prior – an almost yearly occurrence since the bridge was expanded from two lanes to four lanes a few years ago. PN PHOTOlast_img read more

6 Brainy Habits of Exceptionally Wise People

first_imgIntelligence may be somewhat innate, but wisdom can most certainly be learned. Here’s how to wise up at any age.Wisdom vs. IntelligenceAlthough people value intelligence—understanding, reasoning, the ability to learn—they also respect wisdom, or the knowledge and experience that we accumulate over a lifetime. Cognitive scientists call the former “fluid intelligence,” which does reduce somewhat during adulthood, and the latter “crystallized intelligence,” which generally improves with age.In some ways, wisdom is like beauty: we value it, we desire it, we know it when we see it, but it is nearly impossible to pin down such an ethereal quality. But researchers have tried—and here’s what they’ve found.The Definition of WisdomIn the late 1980s, the Berlin Wisdom Project at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development defined wisdom as having:* Intellectual knowledge* Factual knowledge* Superior judgment* Excellent problem-solving skills* The ability to learn from experience* Humility* Emotional resilience, or the ability to rebound from a setback* Openness, or the maturity to be comfortable allowing the world to see you as you really are* A deep understanding of human nature, including empathy for people who are different or from other culturesDon’t have all these qualities? Almost everyone has the capacity to become wiser, especially if you strengthen these six habits that the wisest people all share in common.They work at being social.Studies show that people who stay connected to others demonstrate higher levels of wisdom than those who are more isolated. Make an effort to join a new club, reconnect with far-flung friends on Facebook, or invite an old friend or new co-worker for coffee. Next time you’re at a party or gathering, single out someone who’s standing alone and strike up a conversation. People generally love to talk about themselves; you, on the other hand, have a harder job: to listen closely.They practice being open-minded.Wisdom involves being able to understand all sides of an issue without letting emotions or personal feelings get in the way. Being open-minded means finding empathy and realizing that everyone has a life story that influences their actions. During the course of every day, make a note of the issues that bug you, and take a moment to see them from the other side.They’ve learned how to say, “I could be wrong.”A wise person understands that it is impossible to know everything and that life is capable of taking unexpected turns. Recognizing your errors can lead only to greater wisdom, and admitting that there are times when you could be mistaken will go a long way in solidifying your reputation as someone whose advice can be trusted. As the Roman philosopher Cicero said, “Any man is liable to err; only a fool persists in error.” They switch up what types of books they read.While current events are important, both fiction and nonfiction books can help you expand your worldview and allow you to explore new ideas and points of view. Mix up your bookshelf: Read histories, biographies and memoirs, funny reads, fictional books that expose you to new cultures and eras, and books that present a point of view or make a case about certain aspects of heath/science, politics, and other subjects.They tap into their self-knowledge.You’ve learned a lot just by being alive, but have you taken the time to review all that you’ve learned? Try this exercise: write down your three biggest failures and three greatest successes. For each, review the events that led up to it and what lessons you took away from the experience. Look for patterns. This is not a time for regret or pride; the goal is to look at each experience, good or bad, as more fuel to enrich your wisdom.They read the news.You cannot make balanced choices unless you understand world circumstances and the experiences of others. If you don’t already read a daily paper or news online, start by going through a single front-page article from a major respected news source, such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, or Washington Post, from start to finish, every day. Don’t just scan or skip around it; read every word. Eventually, try to get through the main articles of a full newspaper every day.Sourcelast_img read more