Station News: The
main news here this month is the arrival of a new Toyota van for airport
pickups. This van has two big adjustable captains chairs, a VCD
player with two monitors, and one of the best air-conditioners I have observed.
For more, see http://www.margarita-station.com/toyota_van.html
For reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Around Our Town:
RAINY SEASON IS HERE: After about 20 straight days of clouds & rain showers (with no relief in sight) I think we can say the rainy season showed up a little early. Except for mud instead of dust, it isn't a bad time to visit Angeles. The clubs are full of staff with very few customers around, so it is pretty easy to make your own party in almost any club in town. Just be careful not to fall in one of the open holes from the drainage system being installed.
NEXT SWAGMAN WET T-SHIRT:
Mardi Gras will runs from
20th Oct to 29th Oct 2002.
NEW WHEELS: A little over a year ago our friend Rick (from Rick's Cafe) noticed that one of the local residents was having trouble with his wheel chair. He put a note on his website and quickly raised enough to give the guy a new local made chair. Unfortunately, the life of these chairs is about a year at best. In the last few months I observed our guards trying to put the rubber back on the wheels after his daily blowouts. This guy never bothers anyone and he can be observed daily getting exercise by walking using his chair for balance. So in May I finally decided I would go get him a new chair and I went out in a driving rain storm to locate a chair where some Shriners told me to look. Rick immediately told me he would pay half. Here is a shot of the happy recipient of a Dau black market certified "USA wheelchair." (I don't for a minute believe it was made in the USA, but it is far superior to his old one).
BROKEN PIPELINE: On 21 May, the Sun Star reported a rupture of the Subic Clark Pipeline. According to the article an estimated one million liters of diesel fuel spilled out leaving fuel two feet thick in some portions of the two affected barangays.
On 22 May, the reported that the pipeline was back in operation and stated that "no serious environmental damage" had occurred. NOTE: Quality journalism... the headline today said "No serious invironmental damage by gas fuel spill" (Yes, that's how they spelled it)
I guess the locals must have hauled off all the fuel before it could sink in to the ground water.
If the USA had been involved there would be huge law suits for injuries, damages to crops and a demand for 20 million dollars to clean up the damaged environment!
L Tinio's Inn: Want to stay in the heart of the entertainment district, but don't want to pay top dollar fro the luxury accommodations at the Orchid. Then you may want to try L. Tinio Inn located behind Insomnia Night Club. The new owners have not only cleaned up the clubs, but they have started to completely rebuild the rooms in the rear. The first one is finished and the others will follow shortly. If you are interested, just contact our reservations department at email@example.com and she will check on availability. I'll get a direct email address in the next newsletter.
This month the Philippine Government approved an "Open Skies" policy for Clark Field. Hopefully this will improve the chances of direct commercial flights into our area.
In the News:
Other interesting news clippings from the Philippine papers