Category Archives: Curious

COWD ridicules itself

The Cagayan de oro City Water District is mailing to formerly customers  FIRST DEMAND LETTER FOR PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTS from about 11 years ago.

Registered letters with incorrect addresses has been delivered to an eatery in Malasag, Brgy. Cugman on Nov. 16, 2015, stamped REGISTERED by the CDO Post Office on Nov. 05, 2015.

Concerned parties can pick up there letters there or just leave them there.

The envelopes contain letters dated February 26, 2015 with a demand of payment for disconnected accounts from the year 2004.

By non-payment  after 10 days it will be considered for appropriate legal action.

Somehow the letter managed already to have been signed as received inside the envelope.

It’s getting more and more curious by the hour.

Sorry, but I have been rolling on the floor laughing loudly.

  To let the reader know what this is all about the following story:

Many years ago, the Water District tapped the water of a spring in Malasag. Near the very large and old Balate tree, beside the road to Mapawa Park, formerly Pelaez Farm. Beside the Balate tree a path leads down to the spring. The spring has been concreted and the water comes out a pipe. This old pipes goes down all the way to Gusa. Many years ago the Water District abandoned these pipes and didn’t use the waterresource anymore.

People in Malasag and some other zones in Cugman had to tap for their water the old pipes all by themselves. They bought kilometers of water pipes and still this is the way how thousands of people get their daily water in Malasag and Upper Cugman. Why? Because the Cagayan deo Oro Water District is not able to deliver safe water to this place of the city.

But, they got in 2003/2004 an idea how to make money. They went up to Malasag and Upper Cugman to accuse the people of stealing the water from them. They pressed people to shell out tens of thousands of Pesos and forced their water meters onto the people.

Many agreed and paid up and so came for a couple of month a water meter reader and the bills for UNTREATED WATER connected to old, rosty, dilapidated, and abondend pipes billed the same price as for treated water elsewhere. Than, for months, no on came anymore to read the meters, no mor bills came. One day some utility workers came and dismanteled the water meters and brought them with them.

Now, after 11 years they have the gall to claim unpaid bills and threathening with legal action in case of non-payment.

Calling concerned citizens.


The new Piglets coming Home

“May I introduce myself, I’m the mama of the 8 little piglets in the other pen. And when you are going to select 2 of them to bring to your place, I ask you, to take good care of my little kids. “


It’s sunday, we are going to the country side in Kinawe, Libona. Thats in the province of Bukidnon. It’s a secondary route passing Barangay Indahag on the Cagayan de Oro City side and crossing in Barangay Gango of Libonao the provincial boundery into Bukidnon.

After the goldmining town of Gango, the next Barangay is already Kinawe. Just 25 kilometeres from our home.

Some of our matured kids had the feeling to gift us with some more animals in our household. So they sponsored 2 piglets for us. Here we go and pick them up at the place of the boyfriend of our grandchild.

We met the uncle. Very quick 2 piglets are selected and put into sacks for easy transport.

06-ferkel-aus-kinawe-02 06-ferkel-aus-kinawe-03 06-ferkel-aus-kinawe-04Good that we have our little multicab, by some people it’s called a “walking aid” hahaha, there is enough space in the pick-up-style back

06-ferkel-aus-kinawe-05 06-ferkel-aus-kinawe-06 06-ferkel-aus-kinawe-07Now we have some time to meet the grandparents, but that will be another little story I tell you tomorrow.

After we arrived home with our little newcomers, we found out, they had managed to come out of their sacks. (See the header image.)

Clever little buggers.

Now they are exploring their temporay pig-pen for the next few days.



Fight against Rabies in the City


One of the puppies of our last litter had been given to the family of my wife’s son to become their latest member of the family. The kids played with the dog and every one was happy. Unfortunately by one of the plays, the little needle sharp teeth of the puppy draw blood. The puppy is not yet vaccinated for rabies.

That’s why we had to see the staff of the Health Center in our Barangay. That the color of our little Multicab and the color of the building are the same is pure coincidence, but it startled me a little bit.
02-leben-verwaltung-01Good thing in the barangay is, people now each other here. When we went inside, after a “Maayon buntag” big Hello here and there and a lot of small talk followed.

Our little apo “Fritzie” could answer the questions for her registration and the medical report by herself.

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After that we had to proceed to the next floor. Another “helloes” and “good mornings” and some talks. Some more questions, filling out of some papers for a transfer to the main office of the City Health Center in town.

Finally Fritzie got her first shot and she managed it brave.

02-leben-verwaltung-04 02-leben-verwaltung-05After that it was time to go to the city and see the doctor at the City Health Center at the “Animal Bites” Section.

Friendly staff at the information handed us a number and told us to proceed to Room no. 8 and wait to be called in batches. Our batch number showed a 9 and number 7 was in progress.

03-leben-verwaltung-11 03-leben-verwaltung-12To be honest, I didn’t expect so many people to see who had been bitten by an animal in just one day.

Another registration process and we were given a prescription for some medication to buy later on.

03-leben-verwaltung-14 03-leben-verwaltung-15When I asked how many patients with animal bites he threatening every day, except on wednesdays, because it’s closed, Reagan Abbu, of the  City Health staff replied: “Average threated patients are around 130 a day but sometimes it can even reach 200 or more.”

The city is shouldering the most of the costs. Patients have only to buy the one-use-only syringes and the medicin on the prescription, usually an antibiotic for 40 – 50 Pesos over the drugstore counter.

I haven’t known that before us one of the reporters of the lokal newspaper SUNSTAR has been here.

For more information about the treatment of rabies in the city of Cagayan de Oro read here: