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Offline motion55

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Re: What's on your mind?
« Reply #9060 on: August 16, 2019, 08:27:51 PM »

"Reblocking" - I asked a civil engineer why they can't build stronger roads that don't have to be reblocked so often. His answer was "We build to international standards. It's the overloading of trucks that is destroying the roads". So my thought was why not build the roads to withstand overloaded trucks at least on the truck lanes?
 
Einstein definition of insanity is "doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result". So my second thought is DPH people are insane.
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Re: What's on your mind?
« Reply #9061 on: August 16, 2019, 11:22:49 PM »
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Re: What's on your mind?
« Reply #9062 on: August 17, 2019, 10:40:37 PM »

"Reblocking" - I asked a civil engineer why they can't build stronger roads that don't have to be reblocked so often. His answer was "We build to international standards. It's the overloading of trucks that is destroying the roads". So my thought was why not build the roads to withstand overloaded trucks at least on the truck lanes?
 
Einstein definition of insanity is "doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result". So my second thought is DPH people are insane.


pag walang reblocking kasi walang kita ang dpwh.  at wala silang trabaho.  lolz!  good answer din yan kung totoo na talagang international standards ang ginagawa nila.  it seems to be true also since truck lanes are usually the ones that are heavily damaged.  tapos ung mga regular car lanes wala naman damage.  so overloaded trucks nga ang possible na issue.  emphasis on the OVERLOADED.  dati pa sinasabi yan ng mmda.  kaya tinitimbang nila kung tama ba talaga ang bigat nung mga truck.  pag hindi naman nga siguro overloaded di din masisira kaagad ang kalye
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Re: What's on your mind?
« Reply #9063 on: August 18, 2019, 12:20:08 PM »

"Reblocking" - I asked a civil engineer why they can't build stronger roads that don't have to be reblocked so often. His answer was "We build to international standards. It's the overloading of trucks that is destroying the roads". So my thought was why not build the roads to withstand overloaded trucks at least on the truck lanes?
 
Einstein definition of insanity is "doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result". So my second thought is DPH people are insane.


pag walang reblocking kasi walang kita ang dpwh.  at wala silang trabaho.  lolz!  good answer din yan kung totoo na talagang international standards ang ginagawa nila.  it seems to be true also since truck lanes are usually the ones that are heavily damaged.  tapos ung mga regular car lanes wala naman damage.  so overloaded trucks nga ang possible na issue.  emphasis on the OVERLOADED.  dati pa sinasabi yan ng mmda.  kaya tinitimbang nila kung tama ba talaga ang bigat nung mga truck.  pag hindi naman nga siguro overloaded di din masisira kaagad ang kalye

The problem is actually the number of "overloaded" trucks on those road at the same time...
Have you seen the truck train on C5? It's almost impossible to cross at certain times of the day.

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Re: What's on your mind?
« Reply #9064 on: August 18, 2019, 03:46:19 PM »
We have to learn to accept the fact that there will be "overloaded" trucks. Overloading is the new normal. Unlearn the old thinking. Design the roads to withstand the weight of overloaded trucks. It's far more expensive to keep on reblocking.  It is insanity to expect a different result.
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Re: What's on your mind?
« Reply #9065 on: August 18, 2019, 05:16:12 PM »
^ Problem there is properly rebuilding the road means taking a major thoroughfare like C5 out of service for a few (probably at least 10) years while they dig up the soil to stabilize it, and then re lay the base and subgrade that lies beneath the structural concrete itself.
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« Reply #9066 on: August 18, 2019, 06:27:51 PM »
^^^They have to think for a better technique than to think that it will take years.

I asked the same civil engineer why they don't put rebar on the roads. His answer was it is the accepted standard. Insanity.
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« Reply #9067 on: August 18, 2019, 07:29:48 PM »
^^^They have to think for a better technique than to think that it will take years.

I asked the same civil engineer why they don't put rebar on the roads. His answer was it is the accepted standard. Insanity.

You only build them as strong as it needs to be for the given price. I'm pretty sure he wants to build something that will last forever, but his boss only gave him X amount to spend.

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« Reply #9068 on: August 19, 2019, 10:48:23 AM »
^^^And some of it will be lost to SOP. To think that by cutting costs, it may actually cost more to the country as a whole.


We must improve the country's collective intelligence.
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Re: What's on your mind?
« Reply #9069 on: August 19, 2019, 12:53:28 PM »
They can't build 'over'-spec'd road, as there are no specs to build it that way, and the law of diminishing returns prevents them from doing so, and of course the scrutiny they'll get prior to bidding when doing an overspec'd bid

it's like how they put fences all-over the road, instead of fixing the behavior of the drivers, they fix the road so that they minimize the misbehaving, which is the wrong way to do it IMHO, as it encourages people to misbehave even more (makes them more creative in doing wrong things)
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Re: What's on your mind?
« Reply #9070 on: August 19, 2019, 04:07:54 PM »
What I was getting at is that there's no way to just build a high-load bearing road without having high-load bearing soil beneath it. That's why if a C5 that doesn't get crushed by trucks is the goal, then there's no way around digging up the ground and preparing that too. This is why it's gonna take a years and complete shutdown of the road, because that's the sort of the job that can't be done in small sections.

There are sections of C5 that got reblocked multiple times even before the truck lane was implemented, and it's likely because the ground beneath the road itself was too soft. Even before the concrete begins to crack you could feel it wobble as you drive over it, since the ground underneath was giving way.

There are machines that actually dig up the soil and mix limestone and concrete into it to increase the bearing capacity of the soil. See link below:

https://www.wirtgen.de/en/news-media/press-releases/article_detail.171716.php
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« Reply #9071 on: August 21, 2019, 05:06:33 AM »
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« Reply #9072 on: August 22, 2019, 07:29:50 AM »
Celebrities now falling all over themselves to join the reserves.

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« Reply #9074 on: August 22, 2019, 02:34:23 PM »
^ Honestly dunno how to feel about that. The media seems bent on inciting outrage, but everything happening in is in complete accordance with laws that have been generally viewed as positive and passed long ago.
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« Reply #9075 on: August 22, 2019, 05:04:31 PM »
^ from what i have seen on TV this morning, he's apparently received special treatment while in jail and that he was caught having illegal stuff.

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« Reply #9076 on: August 22, 2019, 05:45:53 PM »
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Re: What's on your mind?
« Reply #9077 on: August 23, 2019, 02:20:19 PM »
Frenzy brought about by an unscrupulous media and ignorant officials.

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Media sensationalism, bureaucratic ineptitude, and the quest for justice for the common tao

The Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law is now in jeopardy. The media continues to sensationalize the issue by repeatedly tying it to the supposed impending release of Mayor Antonio Sanchez. The media masterfully stroked public fears by repeatedly revisiting the gruesome rape and murder of two pitiful UP students. The media successfully prodded public sentiments--the Department of Justice Secretary and the Bureau of Corrections Director backtracked, and they now promised to meticulously review the case. However, the backlash is so powerful that the law is now being questioned as being soft on crime, and even if not the media's intention, it has led to the calls for the re-imposition of the death penalty.

Media's sensationalism was abated by bureaucratic ineptitude. Secretary Guevarra, Director Faeldon and Spokesperson Panelo provided inaccurate and stupid answers. They were baited by the media, and they messed up bigtime. If they know the law and its implementing rules and regulations , they should have mentioned that the awarding of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA), Time Allowance for Studying, Teaching and Mentoring (TASTM), and Special Time Allowance for Loyalty (STAL) can be suspended if inmates are engaged in bad behaviors, such as drug dealing, sneaking of contrabands, and participating in prison violence. They could have mentioned that "heinous crimes" may not be covered by the law. They could have mentioned that there are sufficient legal and procedural remedies to make sure that the law will not be abused by the rich and powerful, such as the creation of the Management Screening and Evaluation Committee (MSEC), which is composed of BJMP/ BuCor rehabilitation officers and Parole and Probation Officers, who will evaluate the monthly awarding of the GCTA. They could have mentioned the different ways to document actual behaviors such as strengthening case management through computerization of the Carpeta System. They could have assured the public that they are on top of the implementation of the law in an efficient and equitable manner. They should have immediately and unequivocally ruled that Mayor Sanchez and those druglords who testified against Senator Delima are denied GCTA credits due to documented involvement in the drug trade.

Instead, these bureaucrats mumbled incoherent opinions that shows ignorance of the law. In different accounts, they said that this law was passed by the previous administration and that they are simply implementing its provisions, thus lamely deflecting blame. They also incorrectly argued that the law "automatically" benefits everyone without consideration of the gravity of the offense and their actual performance in jail or prison, suggesting that it is not their discretionary power to release or detain, a very meek excuse on how they will professionally exercise authority. Worse, they utilize a humanitarian narrative, that this law is for a "second chance" for all offenders, which is a very hypocritical stance given the current administration's bent of putting small time drug offenders behind bars and killing those who resist arrests. All the legal gobbledygook spinned by these inept bureaucrats had become cannon fodder to the devourous media which had utilized effectively these responses to mock the spirit and letter of the law. And now that they are cornered, they immediately changed tune, and are rediscovering the correct answers.

In the end, it is the common tao who will be at the disadvantage. Instead of focusing on how the law will be implemented efficiently and equitably, the media has been enamored by gruesome examples, and this law will be soon scrapped or will have limited application. The jail and prison officials will be very afraid to exercise their professional discretion to release a reformed offender simply because of the horrendous backlash that they will face from the unenlightened media and the public

The issue has become a politically confusing mess: the media sensationalism ignited concerns that heinous criminals will soon be out there tormenting the Philippine society, thus even erstwhile liberals (those who oppose the death penalty) are unexpectedly calling for a more hardened approach to crime. On the other hand, these sentiments are now appropriated by conservatives to justify calls for the continued use of Extra Judicial Killings and the legal re-imposition of the death penalty. This penal populism is wrecking both sides of the political spectrum.

What is missing in all the discussions is the efforts of nameless offenders given long term sentences and defendants caught in the lengthy trial processes who are simply trying to reform themselves and to improve their chances upon release by utilizing the provisions of the law. The efforts of the rank and file in the BJMP, provincial jails, and BuCor to develop and implement the principles of effective correctional management by identifying the criminogenic risks of the offenders and addressing those risks, which is congruent to the rational of the GCTA law, will soon be thrown under the bus.

Media sensationalism and inept bureaucrats are a lethal combination that disadvantages the common tao. It is time that responsible media practitioners and enlightened bureaucrats shine light in the Philippine society.

Note: since 2013, I had been painstakingly and silently helping the correctional agencies on the proper implementation, documentation, and computation of the GCTA law.
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Re: What's on your mind?
« Reply #9078 on: August 23, 2019, 09:29:18 PM »
nah. without public outcry thanks to media, sanchez could have been released without anyone noticing until he's comfortably back home, where it would be more difficult if not impossible to get him back to jail.

in any case, the media likely will draw attention over the more notorious prisoners only, not the nameless ones.

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« Reply #9079 on: August 24, 2019, 06:44:42 AM »
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