Friday, November 7, 2014

History of Structural Steel, Design and Construction

I will post about this topic soon..based on research, studies, reading of numerous books authored by Professor Charles G. Salmon, P.E., PhD., Professor William Segui, P.E., PhD., Professor Jack C. McCormac, P.E., PhD., Venancio I. Besavilla, C.E. Mangment Eng'g.

Industrial Arch Truss -Railway Station

Steel Construction Manual

Friday, October 31, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Documenting Super Typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan - The Backstory

Published on November 28, 2013, by Mark Thomas- Earth Uncut TV:

Typhoon Haiyan: Bodies of victims buried in mass grave

Published on November 15, 2013, by: Zoomin.TV-UK

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), Brought heartbreaking Devastation to Leyte and Samar, Visayas Region, Philippines

After few months of inactive in posting blogs, I am now posting this video from youtube of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which brought heartbreaking devastation to the Visayas Region in the Philippines...

Published on November 11, 2013 by Greatest collection

Monday, December 2, 2013

Bohol 7.2M Earthquake October 15

Published by Uling Cyril on October 14, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

7.2 Magnitude Earthquake and A Fall of Centuries Old Churches in the Philippines

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake with epicenter at Carmen, Bohol, Philippines has destroyed and devastated a total of 10 Heritage Churches, treasures of the Philippine history and culture. This historic churches had stood for over 300 years before quake. They include:

  • Baclayon Church, Bohol
  • Dauis Church, Bohol
  • Dimiao Church, Bohol
  • Loboc Church, Bohol
  • Loon Church, Bohol
  • Loay Church, Bohol
  • Maribojoc Church, Bohol
  • Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino, Cebu
  • Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, Cebu
  • St. Catherine's Church, Carcar, Cebu

According to Atty. Trixie Angeles NCCA legal consultant.

"These are declared National Cultural Treasures which is the highest recognition a country can bestow on cultural properties."

The extent of the damage to the centuries-old churches in Bohol are very bad in the aftermath of the 7.2 Magnitude quake that struck the island of Bohol on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

A certain Rodel has told the UN volunteer that his son, parents, sister and brother were buried alive, trapped inside their collapsed home for over six hours. He lost four of his family members.

Loboc Chuch
The Church of our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon is considered to be one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. The Baclayon church is one of the best preserved Jesuit-built churches in the region. It was built in 1717 and completed in 1727. While Loboc church is the second oldest church in Bohol, according to an article in

Highways and Bridges
Aerial View at Sagbayan Town

Damage Highway/Road

Loon Bridge

Cortes Bridge

City and Municipal Halls

Sagbayan Municipal Hall

Monday, February 11, 2013

Banaue Rice Terraces, Stairway to Heaven-Philippines

This remarkable engineering works done by tribesmen of Ifugao province about 2,000 to 2,500 years ago carved from the hillsides. The tribes people done this with their bare hands, bare feet, stone chisels, wood tools, animal power. The rice terraces located approximately 1,500 meters (5000 ft.) above sea level and cover 10,000 plus square kilometers (about 4000 square miles) of mountainside, the terraces catches water from ancient irrigation system from the rain forest from above grounds.

The Banaue Rice Terraces started at the base of the mountain range and stretch on a thousand feet upward. If put end to end their total length would encircle half of the globe. Built approximately 2,000 years ago, the rice terraces manifest the engineering skill and ingenuity, diligence, perseverance of sturdy Ifugaos tribe people. Tribe people irrigated the terraces by means of mountain brooks, streams, springs connected and channeled into canals that run downward through hill to the terraces.

The Banaue Rice Terraces were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO only 17 years ago (1995) and is nearly part to the future of the tribes people.

Monday, January 7, 2013

The New 7 Wonders of Nature (Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park)

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. The national park is located at St. Paul mountain range on the northern coast of the island. In 2010, a group of geologist and environmentalist discovered that the underground river has a second floor, which means that there are small waterfalls inside the cave, there is also a huge cave dome, measuring 300 meters above the underground river, incredible rock formations, large bats, a deep water hole in the river, more river channels, marine creatures. Deeper areas of the underground river are impossible to explore due to lack of oxygen. On January 28, 2012, Puerto Princesa underground river was chosen as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. pls. link to this web address.

New7Wonders of Nature Underground River

Underground River in Palawan

Stalactites at the Subterranean River