Sent by Carlos Baldago to Rigoberto Tiglao on July 21, 2014:
I have been to Nuvali, the Ayala owned private residence in Laguna. As of yesterday, my sister’s house in Nuvali continues to suffer from power failures since typhoon Glenda struck. And just to inform you, I have seen electric poles standing there and not underground as you mentioned. Outside of the curb where the house of my sister stands, there is even an electric post.
But mind you, power availability in Nuvali has not been stable for almost two years now. That is the reason my sister couldn’t bring in a washing machine there. Likewise, landline telephone services of globe telecoms is not only expensive but downright slow. I guess there are tie-ups between developers and telecom companies that assure the latter of exclusive domain.
Perhaps you also need to do a study on the rentier behaviors of the Lopezes, Ayalas, and the Villars, Sys, Gokongweis, Gotianuns, Romeros, Antonios, Angaras, Cojuangcos and how they influence government policies/programs in real estate, taxation, infrastructure biddings, to further their core interests.
Mr. Carlos Baldago