It looks like the Philippines is determined to rise above all of the nation’s troubles with a hopeful sign of the future. The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has just unveiled plans for a sprawling new metropolis that is set to withstand all types of natural calamities. Interestingly, the new city also promises to make use of the haunting reminders of the country’s most devastating disaster.
It has been confirmed that the Philippines is currently working on a back-up city around 100 kilometers away from the current capital Manila. The new metropolis is expected to feature government offices that can remain open when Manila is struck by natural disasters like flooding, typhoon, or earthquake. The city, which is being called New Clark City, also intends to be pollution-free and house around 1.2 million people.
New Clark City is expected to host the Southeast Asian Games in December 2019.
Vivencio Dizon is the president of BCDA and a true believer that New Clark City will be a testament to what Filipinos can achieve in the future. Dizon revealed that the metropolis will have efficient mass transportation as well as a river walkway.
“When we build this city, we are building for people, we’re not building for cars. It’s a big difference,” Dizon said.
New Clark City is also expected to have interesting buildings with a past tragedy’s remnants in its foundation. According to Dizon, they are using “lahar,” the dense combination of volcanic ash, rocks, and debris from the Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1991 as part of the building materials for the metropolis. In addition to that, the city will make use of solar power.
The new metropolis will reportedly cost the Philippines about $2 billion.
But how long will it take before New Clark City opens it doors to the Philippines and to the world? The first phase of the city’s completion is scheduled for 2022. However, it will still be a work in progress and is expected to be finished after 30 years.
Regardless, the Philippine future looks bright with this new metropolis.
Your Zodiac Sign Reveals The Kind Of Boyfriend You Need
Have you already found your Mr. Right?
They say fate brings us the person who is destined to be ours for the rest of our lives. But what if finding the perfect partner requires something a little different?
There may be no such thing as a perfect fit, but there are some characteristics that you should look for in any potential boyfriend. Here is the kind of boyfriend that you need, according to your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
5 Signs That You’re Underpaid And How To Deal With It
Your job might not be paying you enough!
We all have our reasons for sticking with a day job, but the most common inspiration is having a steady paycheck. Unfortunately, most people still feel like they are being grossly underpaid despite all their hard work. So is it possible that you are not being paid what you are truly worth? There are signs that could tell you whether you are not earning the right salary.
It isn't easy to admit to yourself that you are underpaid in the profession you have chosen. Nevertheless, people still find that they should be getting a bigger paycheck. Here are seven signs that your company has been paying you less than what you're worth as well as the best way to deal with the problem.
You feel like you are not being paid enough despite the amount of work you do
10 Expensive Things That Are Part Of Everyday Life We Can’t Really Shake Off
Do we really spend too much on these things?
Living means spending. Whether you like it or not, everything that you do probably includes spending money. If you desire to hang out with friends, you ought to be willing to spend some bucks.
Today, people are lavishing on many things to keep up with the social trends and to enjoy life to the fullest without mindingthe price, or without having a choice. Let us unfold 10 things that Americans consider as part of their everyday life but are actually costly.
1. Restaurant Tip