El Niño Sunset in Manila

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It would have been a perfect shot if not for the power cables that are visibly hanging all over Metro Manila…

Anyway, our country, the Philippines, is currently experiencing a phenomena called “El Niño”… An unusually warm ocean temperatures in our part of the world. And adding that up to the dry season we have during summer, we now have a “catastrophic” dry spell ruining our local crops and rice fields resulting to hundreds of millions of pesos worth of agricultural products gone to waste.

Oddly, though our government has spent millions of dollars to improve the country’s irrigation systems, our local farmers are still having a difficult time growing their crops this El Niño season. To the rest of the world, the funds I mentioned earlier did not actually went to the irrigation projects. These funds were “allegedly” pocketed by our public officials which we call the “pork barrel scandal” of which is currently under investigation. The funds were “allegedly” funneled to fake non-government organizations (NGOs) with the concerned public official “allegedly” receiving huge amounts of commisions.

Anyway, back to the photo… I hope you like it as much as I did, sans those nastly lines that continually plague my sky photos of our cities.

22 thoughts on “El Niño Sunset in Manila

  1. Believe it or not, El Nino affects us here in Florida too. On the good side, it tends to push Atlantic storms away from us – but we’ve had a pretty wet ‘dry’ season coming from the west. So for us it just means ‘different’ strange weather…. that’s Florida for you!! 🙂

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  2. Oh those lines! I didn’t see them at first. The sky is beautiful. We also have a lot cluttering the photos we take in the city. Trafic signs, light poles, cars, busses, people… (Giggle)

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  3. Ompong, I am sorry your country is dealing with this situation. I hope next year brings regular rainfall for your people. I don’t buy the global warming thing at all, but the El Nino is a fact. Good to see you back Ompong. 👍🏻

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    1. Thanks, john… And you’re right. El Niño is just another natural phenomenon of our planet. Global warming and ice ages happen always since the earth was formed. It is just normal. These are just things that our planet goes in and out of

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