Apocalypse Now? - Not yet, but Next Winter for sure!

Apocalypse Now? – Not however, but Next Winter season for certain!

Apocalypse Now – Practically, but undoubtedly next winter. But the newspapers ignore as the responsible persons do. The PhilStar wrote a 7 days back:

5 all-natural tourist spots to go to in Camiguin, the ‘Island Borne of Fire’

The humming and drumming get louder as you approach—it’s the music of the Tuasan Waterfalls of Mainit, Camiguin—another concealed gem that is a sight to behold. The significant column of water cascades with invigorating force and then splashes into a natural pool great for swimming and cooling off.

Bounded by awe-inspiring rock formations adorned by the foliage of the island’s loaded flora, Tuasan Falls is a unique encounter in Camiguin that’s beyond just springs and beach locations.
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Read through the final paragraph all over again and evaluate with the photo. There are no rock formations. There is no foliage. There is no much more rich flora. The only detail remaining about is an unpleasant concrete wall that can not maintain again the completely sliding volcano slope. Apocalypse Now! The poetry of “awe-inspiring rock formations” when compared with the gray concrete building provides a trace to journalistic fantasy.

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A stratovolcano isn’t constructed of tough rock but composed of unfastened levels of rocks, pebbles, sand and ashes.

The Apocalypse Progression

Examine the pics from May well 2016 and May 2019. Three a long time only lay involving the two shots. Simply click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Apocalypse now! Slope state 2016 Apocalypse now! Slope state 2019
This had been the volcano slope in May possibly 2016 And this is the exact same slope in 2019. 

Already in my report from May perhaps 2016 I defined why this slope will slide down until eventually the volcanic hill will be levelled out. Meanwhile they elevated the top of the concrete wall two times. Now it has an estimated height of about 7 – 8 meters (23 – 26 toes). Looking at the gorge by now washed out, we need to anticipate a monstrous catastrophe all through up coming moist year from December to February. See also these remarkable shots.

Although sitio Tuasan is the worst position along the roadside more than Camiguin’s mountains, it isn’t the only a single. Driving up to the top, you face numerous rockfalls and landslides. Examine below my suggestion.

Instead of 4 lanes there is now only 1 dangerous lane
In its place of 4 lanes there is now only 1 dangerous lane

There is no hope but a remedy

This hill need to never ever have been broken. All-natural forces will carry it down until its slopes are again sleek and on exact amount as the encompassing terrain. It can’t be repaired. But it can be offered back to nature!
The excellent gain of tropical climate are the extremely quick rising plants. Mother nature would get again what male experienced stolen and destroyed. But inside of 10 decades practically all sins will be forgiven and neglected. A single could yet again safely stroll as a result of the forests even though getting currently being astonished by all those geometrical buildings and the sparse concrete plates of the previous road.
As a result I counsel to near the road from over Mainit up to Mt. Timpoong Hibok-Hibok Natural Monument park.

Among the X is the extend of highway to give back again to character.

Reactivate the former jungle route from Mainit to the Tuasan falls and make it available for wheel chairs. The Mount Timpoong park will continue to be accessible from Mambajao. Then once again you will hear “The humming and drumming getting louder as you approach—it’s the music of the Tuasan Waterfalls“. It will again be the initial tune! And all this without the need of the hazard of falling rocks and landslides.

Exact problem somewhere else

There is a related however not so dramatic problem in close proximity to Outdated Volcan Daan.
To comprehend you need to know that Camiguin’s Circumferential Highway is a countrywide highway. These highways are instantly underneath purchase of the govt in Manila. This road all-around Camiguin Island is in an fantastic condition for additional than 10 decades. Its two lanes are definitely sufficient for area website traffic and even can absorb all targeted traffic hikes during peak vacation year.
But a long time back the government in Manila determined to widen all national highways to 4 lanes. This get designed nuts condition all in excess of the country, producing completely no feeling for nearby growth. A similar condition as here in Camiguin I found at the slopes of Mount Bulusan volcano in Sorsogon. Currently they swap the previous scenic highway from Bulusan to Irosin by a 3 or 4 lane concrete snake. Simply click on the photos to enlarge.

Bulusan Road before Bulusan Road after
The highway to Bulusan lake just before And just after the street widening

They learned!

At this time the road widening is attacking the scenic highway on the foot of Old Volcan Daan. Also below the street experienced been really superior and harmless until the widening begun.

Apocalypse now! Old Volcan Daan

Sad to say in the beginning they also “planted” ugly concrete walls to capture the now falling rocks (still left aspect). But they discovered! They now set deep rock-anchors and address the harm slope with a restricted steel mesh. This method is not much less expensive, but it allows nature to include the man-built wound with new vegetation. The new crops will stabilise the slope yet again. When the steel mesh will be rusty crumbles only, the roots of the plants will get in excess of the anchor work.
To speed up the recuperate by character, in many areas all-around the earth forest engineers spray a blend of normal fibres and seeds in excess of the mesh. Presently a yr later on eco-friendly vegetation cover the soil and following a 12 months more initially trees are are developing.

Apocalypse now! But hope dies last…

Area federal government, area universities and area enterprises should now spend into vocational education and learning. Vocational education and learning is education and learning that prepares individuals to function as a technician or in several work these kinds of as a trade or a craft. The ideal form of this education and learning is provided in most European countries. The apprentice works in a company below guidance of a confirmed expert. But 1 day per week, the youthful man or woman goes to school to find out the theories powering his long term job and get an extended general training. These a training ordinarily lasts for 3 or 4 several years.
Listed here are lots of proficient youthful people on the island. With a corresponding training and education and learning they could contribute to a proud Camiguin island, made by indigenous persons who have roots and understanding.

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